- Swimming pool
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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. ...
... I don't think this is a traditional Bulgarian thing - I think they got this style of coffee from either Greece or Turkey.
Opposite the café was Daskalov House, a National Revival house museum originally built for a silk and rose-oil merchant in 1808. A little museum of woodcarving on one wing included a reconstruction of a 19th-century woodworker's shop, some carved wooden statues of old Bulgarian Tsars and lots of intricately ...
... 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. ...
... luckily. It was a lovely place owned by an English couple. We also met an English woman and South African man who were in their late 60's and working there part time. They had been traveling since April 2012, and were headed to Greece in October. They were very interesting. The place also had a pool, so I took a dip, did some blogging, then dinner at the restauant. We decided to stay 2 nights as we could get a taxi into VT and it wouldn't cost much, so ...
... My decision to visit Bulgaria was because of our second eldest daughter's name Sophia – The Capital of Bulgaria is Sofia! So logically we should go there – right?
- Full name: Republic of Bulgaria