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It was around two o'clock by now so after lunch we headed straight off to the monastery. It is dramatically set in Dryanovo Gorge - apparently most of the monasteries in Bulgaria were deliberately built in geographically dramatic places. The monastery was quite small but extremely beautiful inside. Every church and cathedral I've been to in Bulgaria has had a stall selling beeswax candles and little religious trinkets and this one was no exception; I bought and lit a candle for Dad. ...
... Revival architecture.
We were both a bit peckish when we first arrived, so we found a café and had some coffee and something sweet. The café was a hot drinks and sweets place only - nothing savoury! I tried a 'hot sand coffee' and this is what happened. The waitress brought out an empty, painted ceramic espresso cup first. Then she brought out a mini version of the copper jug with a silver inside and a long wooden handle which I ...
... The food was very similar to British Chinese food, except for a simple but delicious salad containing sesame seeds. They also had veal, something I've never seen at a Chinese restaurant in the UK, instead of beef. For pudding I had 'fried ice cream' - ice cream fried very quickly in batter. Only a little bit of it had melted. It was delicious, but very filling! It came with a colourful paper peacock on a wooden stick. Its tail spreads out like a fan. ...
... taking up space on a sunny sidewalk next to multiple train tracks. A couple of inspectors stood waiting with the ubiquitous clipboards.
Another observation. The greatest thing to have in your possession is a passport with a cover reading United States of America. Sometimes we take for granted the influence and command of that document. Sometimes we take for granted how fortunate we are to be able to hold that ...
... we reached Pamporovo to start our ski trip! Saturday morning and we eagerly attended our first beginners ski lessons, at Malina ski school. This was a very well organised centre and our instructor on day one had great patience as we slid about like bambi on ice lol the first 2 hours seemed unlikely we would get it, but after lunch and a beer we had become naturals having learnt the snow plough to stop without falling lol so we attempted our first ...