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Dear Friends and some of my favorite people on the planet!
I absolutely cannot believe I have been here in Bulgaria for over a year already. It has gone by so fast and I have had so many amazing experiences and have been around so many great things happening in this little country. It is like the last frontier of Europe to get the preaching work done here.
I was so happy to see many of you while back in Canada in June-July but that ...
... Hill), is an ideal vantage point for beautiful views over the city.
If you'd like to venture slightly out of the city itself then there's another historic sight nearby that's also worth a visit. The Bachkovo Monastery is the second biggest in Bulgaria, is one of the longest standing Orthodox monasteries in Europe and still functions as a ...
... because it has a stone figure of a monkey over the doorways. It's built in the symmetrical style with faux brickwork. The businessman for whom it was designed and built used to travel a great deal, and apparently the monkey was a symbol of this and, ultimately, a symbol of the businessman's great wealth.
We walked by a couple more stucco walls showing scenes from Bulgarian history. These were all created in the 1970s and 1980s under the Communist regime as ...
... we stopped off at Stratilat Café for pudding. Emma and I had Bulgarian rice pudding (which, by the way, isn't served hot like it usually is in the UK, but cold - it's beautifully creamy and sweet), and Mark had a decadent looking slice of banana and chocolate pie. Emma also had a strawberry milkshake and I had a frappé.
After a brief stop-off at the flat to dump their purchases and take in some laundry, we wandered down to Tsarevets Fortress. I'd been there three ...
... a year's time. We've applied for four matches, in the cheapest ticket catagory (as the other catagories were too expensive), all at locations not too far away. Any matches that end up being oversubscribed will go to a ballot, so we won't know until the ballot next month which matches we've got tickets for, if any. Hopefully we'll get at least one!
I have my residency card now but am waiting for my ID card. It should be ready to collect in a month's time.