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Trying the blog again to update all you owners. Hope you are all ok and survived the winter.
I said I would update you all with dates people are going over. So far a few dates are known.
We are going over 12th - 23rd May and 11th - 22nd Aug.
Dave Castick 16/6 - 27/6
Paula and Chris Sheppard 4th - 16th Aug
Phil & Linda Wilson 13th - 24th July and 13th - 22nd Oct.
... 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 ...
... whether he had the energy to take another crack at it. The rest of the main park is under construction and the rest of the crew were busily repairing pathways, putting in topsoil and generally tarting the place up for summer. Should look great once it's finished!
The afternoon was wearing on so we found in other nice wee park that, mysteriously, had wifi in it. So while Mandy caught up on social media and ...
... not to exchange more money before I cross the border next into Turkey. I exchanged a 10 euro note and got 17 Lev. The bus ticket was then 14 Lev ($10) wiping out any cash gains and leaving me with about 10 Lev in my wallet
Plovdiv has three terminals and I specifically kept saying 'Jug station' ...