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... t really exist but that was mentioned in the Bible. Could we find it and guess what it was? I found it and guessed correctly: the Tower of Babel. I win!
There were two outer buildings at the House of Hindlyan: one that was used for storage of his gold (and which had a painting of the main house over the door, in case the house was ever burned down) and the other housed the kitchen and the servants. The servants' house was quite pretty.
We were free after that, ...
... We had to rush, though, as we had to dash back to our rooms, get our luggage, cross the courtyard — a very rocky surface — and get loaded on to the bus. The drive back down the mountain was twisty, of course, but we were also surprised at how poor the highway was once we got back down to the foothills. We bumped and bumped and swayed along, and I feel lucky I didn't get sick.
After four hours, we stopped at the Bessa Valley Winery. This ...
... in sunflower plants. What a fantastic sight they are. They remind me of Castilla back in the 80’s.
We briefly skirted by Veliko Tarnovo before arriving at the lovely campsite which was nestled into the hills just outside.
I got the tent up in the wind before getting some washing done. It is amazing how many things need doing. There was plenty of time to relax in the afternoon Bulgarian sunshine ...
... a road that went up and around a hill and found myself after a couple of hours looking over a sparsely occupied highway. I kept walking up for a little bit and then stopped and turned around at a gravestone when there was only one hour left of daylight.
On Friday I met up with a few Couchsurfers at an Irish pub. I met Arnie, a Belgian guy who ended up living here after a vacation; Simone, an American from Idaho who quit her job as a nurse in Washington DC ...
Our morning was rather disappointing. We were up at 5:00 AM handling the last details and finishing our packing. We placed our bags outside by 6:00 and headed to breakfast. After breakfast we sat around and waited. Finally we were called to our bus to identify our luggage which had been carried up by the crew. Then we headed to the ferry which was supposed to take us across the Danube. First we had to stop ...