Meridian Hotel Bolyarski
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- Free parking
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Leaving Chisinau, Moldova we hopped a one hour flight to Bucharest, Romania. A bus ride took us from the Bucharest airport to the train station (now our third time in the station.) After a short layover, we were on the rails to Veliko Tarnovo, Bulgaria and departed without hotel reservations. This was one of the times we planned on "winging it" …
Bulgaria is one hour behind Serbia, and two hours behind the UK, so our body clocks woke us up at after 9am local time at the inaptly named Hostel Elegance. By the time we properly woken, washed and packed, it was almost eleven o'clock and time to check in to Hostel Mostel, fifteen minutes up the road. Happily, Hostel Mostel was in a much more open and populated area on a huge road intersection, but laid back from the road behind some ...
... going, so we said no. Then he was offering for his brother to drive us to the city in his taxi but we were taking the bus, so we said no again. All seemed lost as we waited in the freezing cold, and every bus except ours came past. We stood at the stop for about an hour, and we kept saying okay, if it doesn't come in 5 minutes, we will get that taxi, but we were too proud so we would get to 5 minutes and say "okay 5 more". It paid off because the bus finally arrived, and we ...
... but have a sizeable streak of bare rock running along just below their peaks (possibly karst - not sure though). These hills are separated from the main part of Veliko Tarnovo by the River Yantra, which looks very far below us. I haven't been down there yet. To my right is another hill, this time with Tsarevets Fortress on top of it - I've decided to visit it either tomorrow or on Thursday. I look forward to exploring Veliko Tarnovo; I think I have definitely landed on my feet ...
... telling us that the majority of people simply don't talk about the Soviet years. Politically, life started in 1989, and anything before that is not forgotten, but just not mentioned. Like a wound, it appears to be still too fresh to poke at. Romania is a very beautiful and varied country. A contradiction of old and new, of east and west, but it does appear to be taking giant steps towards becoming an equal with Western Europe. Time will, as always, tell the end of this ...