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Burgas yesterday, we went out to Nessebar which is outside Burgas. A lovely old area and worth the visit. Now in another city in Bulgaria, the second largest city. We decided to walk around ourselves as we are churched out.
Off to Sochi tonight, can't get off ship in Russia unless we are on a ship excursions, well we have money to burn.
Happy Birthday Mark for today.
Bulgaria is amazing! Probably one of my favourite countries so far that I've ever been. We began in Veliko Tărnovo after another long train ride from Bucharest. We didn't get off to such a good start - we arrived at night at the train station, which we discovered is in the middle of nowhere. A man standing on the tracks followed us around for about an hour, asking if we needed help and saying he'd help us find the hostel if we paid for his bus ticket. But we knew where ...
Wednesday 8 October today we left Bucharest for Veliko Tărnovo. Enroute we stopped to visit the Ivanovo Rock hewn Churches which are included in the UNESCO list Of World and Cultural Heritage. After slowly climbing a rather steep gradient we reached the main church in the rock. The frescos were amazing as were the views across the limestone canyon which had been carved by rivers thousands of years ago. The walk down the steps saw our knees ...
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 ...
... the city and surrounding country side from this mammoth citadel built between the 5th and 12th centuries. At the summit a picturesque church. Wow. It's difficult to describe the feeling walking in. This has to be one of the most powerful places of worship. The entire inside was covered with dali-esque paintings portraying biblical stories in the most fascinating and haunting way. A far cry from its humble exterior. We fell in love. No ...
Other places to stay in Veliko Turnovo
Alexander Penchev, Veliko Turnovo | 4 star hotelfrom $44
2 Opalchenska str, Veliko Turnovo | 4 star hotelfrom $76
53A Stefan Stambolov Str, Veliko Turnovo | Hotelfrom $65
1 Sava Penev St, Veliko Turnovo | 4 star hotelfrom $43
63, Stefan Stambolov Str., Veliko Turnovo | 4 star hotelfrom $82
Gurko Str. 33, Veliko Turnovo | Hotelfrom $63
Veliko Turnovo | Hotelfrom $49
32 Nezavisimost str, Veliko Turnovo | Hotelfrom $29
9 Chitalistna Str, Veliko Turnovo | Hotelfrom $28
Arbanasi , Veliko Turnovo | Hotelfrom $22
2 Nikola Pikolo Street, Veliko Turnovo | 3 star hotelfrom $45
15 Svetoslav Str, Veliko Turnovo | 3 star hotelfrom $41
2 Ivanka Boteva str, Veliko Turnovo | Hotelfrom $35