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Another early start with the tour guide, this time we were joined by a young man from Miami, he was Spanish and lived in Cuba for a number of years before moving to Miami. It was a 2 hour drive to the Rilskiy, we travelled through a long gorge and into the mountains to a monastery, it was enclosed by walls and the new church was built in the 19th century but and earlier church built around the 10 ...
... the bell in the tree, the yellow brick road, and tasted the fresh natural mineral water from springs running under the city. Took the recommendation from the hostel to a great restaurant in the city, quite low key and run by 3 brothers, but great food and very fun guys to banter with. The cost of food etc. in Bulgaria has been great, a pint and main meal comes to about $7AUD, with 500ml cans from the supermarket hitting the pocket ...
... here, he couldn't understand why we're here.
Check in at the Lion Hotel was easy. Hotel is just ok, check our tripadvisor.com comments for our review of the hotel. Dropped our gear, changed into walking shoes and headed out to see the sights. For Bulgaria not actually being a former Soviet block country, it sure looks and feels like one...capitalism is clinging to every corner; shops in basements, driveways, and even open tables in ...
... the city.
The next day I was going to yoga and Kiat and Kaptan decided to come with me. Neither had practiced before but thought it would be good to loosen there stiff muscles after the mountain walk. Half way through the class Kaptan turned to me and said, "This is worse than climbing the mountain." and after the class Kiat realised he's pulled a muscle in his back. Despite this Kaptan continued coming everyday and Kiat said he'd continue ...
... and worth a visit but not a place we would spend a lot of time in. We walk into the Russian churches, beautiful and so dark and as you walk around them nearly every turn there are old ladies sitting around begging for money. We walk the streets, lots of old ladies selling flowers, gypsies with young kids, beggers and buskers and lots of real stocky built guys (possibly potential olympic weightlifters maybe?).
We find the yellow brick road, the ...