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... else has dates fixed or in mind you can add a comment to the blog to update everyone.
I have also heard from the owner of the snack bar to say she has sold it so it will be interesting to see what happens there!
As you will know Vlad has been having internet problems but hopefully that is sorted out and he is back on line now.
I think we can expect the management fees to be requested shortly ...
... I went down into the Roman stadium remains (I'd looked at them from the street before, but not actually been down and got close up).
Back at the hostel I chilled for the rest of the evening. Two German girls from Berlin moved into the 4-bed dorm, in Plovdiv only for one night on a stop between Sofia and Istanbul. I had a kashkavalka for dinner and read more of my 'Personal Narrative of a Journey to the Equinoctial Regions of the New Continent' Alexander Humboldt book. ...
After we left the monastery we retraced our steps and stopped at Asenovgrad Fortress, which perches dramatically in the mountains about 2km from the town. The only wholly preserved building in the fortress complex is a tiny church which nevertheless has two floors. It has fragments of murals on the walls. It looked like a working church, not just a museum one; there were chairs in rows, a wooden stand with bibles and ...
... go down I found a place to have dinner. The restaurant I went to was more pricey than I was expecting, so I had to go for the cheaper options. I had a very tasty wild mushroom soup (broth-like, without any cream) as a starter and then some poached eggs in yoghurt and feta cheese sauce; the latter wasn't an option I'd seen anywhere before, especially in a dinner menu, but it tasted delicious and was more filling than it looked, too.
... coming more into the old heart with cobbled streets. We saw one of the old arched stone gate entrances into the old town. Houses were built with arched windows so ladies could watch passers by
Finally we ended at the Thracian Fortress ruins from where ...