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This morning we took a stroll down the crafts street, where we were able to go into four shops and watch the artisans in action: a pottery shop, silversmith, wood carver, and pastry maker. (We also watched a coppersmith later on our own). It was interesting to watch them in action....particularly the silversmith. He used a lantern torch to fuse the silver. At one point he was blowing ...
I awaken to a gloomy sky and am thankful that I am heading out of the city today. I hop the metro to the bus station and make my way to the ancient capital of Veliko Tarnovo. A lovely journey through rolling farm hills covered in ripe wheat, sunflowers and a variety of other crops.
The weather is no better when I arrive in VT and make the 25 minute hike to my hostel in the rain as there are no taxi's to be found. I had chosen this hostel as it had advertised ...
... in advance, eating ice cream from a stall in the main street and having lunch and browsing the shops on the craftsmen's street. We had lunch on the balcony at Stratilat Café (an old favourite of mine), so we could look at the view while we were eating.
On our way back from the station we passed a gathering by one of the monuments off the main street. There were lots of bikes around, ...
... ago traitors were thrown off it to their deaths. He dropped the lens cap to the side of the rock, but although I thought it may have landed on a ledge of earth a couple of metres below, I decided not to try and find a way down there in case I slipped to my death. Although it was very sunny, there was still mud around. At least it wasn't his camera that was lost!
We ate our Christmas dinner very late, because we didn't ...
... the prison-museum behind it and the Museum of Archaeology on the side. There was a cafe just across the street and that's where sat to take a break and drink a beer.
The prison behind the konak, which had been turned into a museum, was almost like traveling in time back to the late 1800s. The simplicity of it (big stone walls, tiny windows, figures dressed in the costumes of Turkish zaptiehs), as well as the prisoners' testaments quoted on plaques on ...