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Bulgaria bound

Veliko Tărnovo, a charming town in northern Bulgaria that cascades down the hillside, is where we had organised to meet James and Clara. The accommodation always has an impact on our stay and here we were fortunate to pick a great, newly renovated apartment, The Yellow Door, for the four of us, with a fantastic view over the city. 161 more words


Am fost în Bulgaria și m-am simțit bogată

Mai exact, în Lovech și Veliko Tarnovo, pe la jumătatea lunii mai. Cum n-aș fi eu dacă n-aș scrie după luni de zile distanță de evenimentul cu pricina (apropo, încă n-am scris despre Rupea și acu’ se face anul – eu o numesc consecvență), iată-mă, astăzi, cum o să vă împărtășesc secretul bogăției…induse. 861 more words

Veliko Tărnovo, Bulgaria

Our first stop in Bulgaria was Veliko Tărnovo (Bulgarian: Велѝко Търново), the capital of the Second Bulgarian Empire and today is home to one of their biggest universities. 1,847 more words


Boris in Bulgaria

We woke to enjoy one of those fabulous Uniworld breakfasts before heading out to explore Bulgaria, our next stop on our Eastern European river cruise.  It looked a little grey outside so I asked the front desk attendant if rain was predicted.   1,056 more words


The Monument of Asenevci and Sveta Gora Hill

Built in 1985 to celebrate 800 years after the rebellion of Asen and Peter, this monument dominates the landscape. Most of the old town curves around this bend of the river, focusing in on this particular spot – in fact, we had a great view from the restaurant where we stopped for dinner. 107 more words


Tsarevets Fortress

The highlight of Veliko Tărnovo, Tsarevets Fortress is a huge medieval complex strategically set on top of a hill. It was the most important defensive complex in the Second Bulgarian Empire (at which point Veliko Tărnovo was the capital city), and also contained the patriarchal and royal places. 425 more words