Sankt Peterburg Park Hotel
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Long drive to Plovdiv today-4.5 hours. Stopped at Rila Monastery founded in 927. By the fourteenth century it was a very strong feudal power. Today, only ten monks. It reminds me of some of the monasteries in Bhutan. Old Plovdiv: ancient city with narrow streets and very close houses so they could talk from the windows ...
... the whole day in court. But lucky we were able to get on the bus and on our way. We stopped at a petrol station to spent our last Bulgarian money they carried on to the border. We had also been warned that this border is very slow and a long wait! Luckily we got through in record time and there was also very little traffic into Istanbul so we ended up arriving at 3pm, an hour earlier than usual. We ...
... at, Melbourne counts two hundred year old building as worthy of heritage listing, yet here were these ancient ruins causing about as much excitement as a flower bed. We spent the afternoon in a café enjoying the peace and Sunday afternoon quite.
In the centre of Plovdiv along the main street of town there are more Roman ruins that generate a bit more attention. I found it interesting to see how town and cities are constantly sinking and being built over, a bit like a coral reef. ...
... are comfortable, and I have 2 to myself. The night is looking up!
22.15 - I heard the ride was beautiful, but all I can see is blackness. I read some Conrad. (Lord Jim, it's really quite good!)
23.00 - I fall asleep, my book on my chest like a boss.
01.05 - We arrive at the border, and disembark. We move to the train platform, where we're told to wait.
01.15 - We're still waiting.
01.25 - Waiting.
01.35 - We are moved inside, ...
... was 8, (backwards) n.....hmmmm what does that mean? After translating one letter at a time (its like a matching game), we knew exactly where we were heading!
We arrived in Plovdiv and were pleasantly surprised, the city had a lot of character and beautiful architecture. Some of the buildings and houses were run down, but it gave them a unique rustic appeal. There are a lot of art gallerys and ...