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... wasn't going to be until late afternoon, there was bound to be something going on in the main pedestrian street in the morning anyway.
So this morning I walked around town looking for signs of celebrations, but I didn't see any apart from one or two Bulgarian flag stalls setting up next to the martenitsa stalls. Although disappointed on the celebrations front, I still had a very pleasant walk. It was a lovely sunny day, I ...
To celebrate Shrove Tuesday I decided to throw a pancake party at my flat, but because the day itself was a work night and some of my colleagues were working until 21.30, I simply tested the recipe for myself that evening and saved the party for today.
Though I say so myself, I think it was a success! There were ten of us altogether. My pancakes ...
A lie-in was followed by lunch at Taverna, a restaurant only round the corner from my flat. I suggested this place because I know it does good chicken kavarma (chicken and vegetable stew cooked and served in a clay pot) and tarator and the décor is atmospheric.
After lunch we went to the Hadji Nikoli museum and art gallery. At the moment it has two temporary exhibitions on loan from the Numismatic Museum in Ruse; one ...
... dark inside and locked up. A notice said to ring the bell for entry, and that it was open today, but I'm afraid to say that I chickened out of doing so. I thought it would feel really awkward having someone open up the whole thing just for me, even if maybe other visitors would come in after me. I will definitely go inside the place before I leave Bulgaria, however.
So instead of going inside the museum, I continued walking, taking more photos as I went. Soon I came across ...
... hands between Bulgaria and Byzantium until the Turks got there in the 14th century.
Thracians buried their royals in burial mounds, also called tumuli (small hills) because the Thracians covered the tombs with a mound of earth (they really look like small hills and are completely inconspicuous in the valley). A typical Thracian tomb includes one or more ante-chambers, which can be oval or rectangular. The horse of the person being buried was sometimes sacrificed in the ...