Travel Blogs from Golden Sands
... three weeks at a time and then she walks down to Kalofer. She told us that in summer the place is usually full but the night we stayed there was only ourselves and a Dutch backpacker.
The uprising against the Ottoman Empire in 1876 was unsuccessful but the war which followed led to independence for Bulgaria. The most famous piece of Bulgarian literature, 'Under the Yoke', is set in these mountains and is based ...
I'll let you read about it yourself..
Did this a couple of years ago on a road trip with my friend Pat, it was falling down then.....3 years later a bit more of it has fallen down!
Entry was a tad more difficult this year, the hole was a bit higher.....
Weather has been great, roads as good as they get in this part of the world. ...
Again my mind pondered on the concept of "nation", “state”, “country” and potentially how negative the consequences of our separation is.
Back to Veliko Tarnovo or shall I call it Bulgarian Durham due to the wonderful Yantra River which meanders brilliantly around the city centre in quite a unique way.
Perhaps it does not have a stunning cathedral but the panorama more ...
... to the Ivanovo Rock Monastery, a 14th century sanctuary which was cut into cliffs adorned with fantastic frescos. The views of the valley below were brilliant and gave my vertigo a test. I seem to manage quite well though.
Apparently, it's all about speaking to your inner child! What a good call that was.
Later on, we kept heading south through the low hills of northern Bulgaria. Hill after ...
... better than a swig of petrol.
In conclusion to my short but sweet piece on Sofia, when you're there, stock up on Rose oil products. This will help one of their main sources of world exportation and their economy, not to mention give you something memorable from Sofia. Bulgaria is a rare gem that isn't explored enough or too often since it isn't promoted for tourism. I would definitely like a return visit to learn ...
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- Swimming pool