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... journey back took a different route to the one to Plovdiv. Instead of going through the town of Stara Zagora, the bus took a spectacular route that wound through the snowcapped Balkan Mountains. We went through the Shipka Pass, famous in Bulgaria for being the scene of several conflicts between the Bulgarians and the Ottoman Empire during the Russo - Turkish War of 1877 - 1878.
I didn't arrive back in Veliko Tarnovo until past 20.00.
... by several people, and I arranged a small buffet of savoury things to have as well. I made my own version of the sliced tomato, mozzarella and pesto salad that Kate had at Tempo Pizza on our birthday weekend. I also had very thin and long dried sausage that curves into loops, three different types of Pringles-type crisps, Greek-style tzaziki, ...
A lie-in was followed by lunch at Taverna, a restaurant only round the corner from my flat. I suggested this place because I know it does good chicken kavarma (chicken and vegetable stew cooked and served in a clay pot) and tarator and the décor is atmospheric.
After lunch we went to the Hadji Nikoli museum and art gallery. At the moment it has two temporary exhibitions on loan from the Numismatic Museum in Ruse; one ...
I got a lovely surprise today when I took a collection slip to the post office and collected a parcel from Kate - an Advent calendar and some sweets and chocolate were inside! This is what I got;
Angel Delight - strawberry
... upon the Museum of the Rose on our way into Kazanluk. The Bulgarian Rose is as big of a symbol of our country as yogurt is, and so I was a bit disappointed that the museum was in an old building in a basement floor. The most interesting objects in the exhibit were the giant boiler that was used to extract the oil from the rose petals. There was also a giant container that was used for storing the oil, and even though it had not been used in over 60 years, the cap smelled like a ...