Meridian Hotel Bolyarski
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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" …
... Bulgarian baklava and kadaif. Amongst other things, from him I got a really interesting-looking book called 'This Way Southward' by A. F. Tschiffely, published in 1940. It's an account of a journey through Patagonia and Tierra del Fuego. He also got me a lovely calendar using photos we took in Ecuador last June.
Speaking of books, Emma and Kate each got me a really good book as well. Emma got me 'What Caesar Did for ...
... nuts, jars of preserved peppers and tomatoes, bagged dried herbs, dried peppers, jars of honey and last of all, slabs of raw, white animal fat. Near the entrance to the market some women were selling bare branches of a certain type of tree, that I think I mentioned I saw sold in Sofia, along with branches of fir.
After stocking up on Christmas food at the supermarket below, we dumped the stuff at the flat and had a rest before going out again for lunch and some ...
Breakfast at Hostel Mostel was very good - Bulgarian yoghurt ('kiselo mlyako'), Bulgarian feta cheese ('cirene'), boiled eggs, olives, salad items, scrambled eggs, sliced apple, sliced kiwi fruit, waffles, jam, chocolate spread, cereal, milk, juice, tea and coffee. After filling ourselves up we had a game of pool on the free pool table, packed up our stuff and got them to order a taxi to the main bus station for us.
The time was now about 9.45 ...
... 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 ...