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... very patient.
BBQ food, tables under the trees and beer - but not for us. Being with the village VIPs, we were invited to lunch with the mayor's party. Not a posh affair, but nice food (Bulgarian portions which meant there was no hope of eating it all) and lovely people we could communicate with thanks to Pam's Bulgarian. Also rakia - apparently very good quality but ...
Kate and Andrew went on a wonderful day trip today to the rock church of Ivanovo, the rock monastery of Basarbovo, Cherven medieval fortress, Nicopolis ad Istrum and Preobrazhenski Monastery, but I was at work all day and didn't get back until late. I had been to all of them except for the latter before, I suppose!
After we arrived back from Arbanasi yesterday I had to go back to work for 3pm, but Kate and Andrew went ...
This morning I took Kate and Andrew to Arbanasi, a place Kate had been wanting to go ever since I first mentioned it last autumn!
Our first port of call was the wonderful Church of the Nativity; just as I thought, they were absolutely blown away by the fabulous, colourful frescoes covering almost every inch of the walls, ceilings and wooden beams.
After this we moved on to ...
... if it shares a border with them. You also get Transit cards which you can say is a particular country or sea. A very good idea for a game!
Tea was quite brief because we still weren't as hungry as we could have been. We didn't have the Christmas pudding at all in the end, because we knew it would be filling.
All day I kept a Christmas candle burning for Dad. Mum had given it to Dave to take with him to Bulgaria.
... just outside Tsarevets and down by the river Yantra. The church was built in 1230 after a big victory by khan Ivan Assen II. The church consists of a basilica with 6 columns inside. Three of the columns have historical significance, as some of the Bulgarian Empire's most important events are inscribed on them. These columns were placed in the church by Ivan Asen II as a tribute to his mighty ancestors. In addition, the graves of some of the most ...