Monastery of Saint Ivan of Rila

Visiting the Rila Monastery was definitely an outstanding experience on our trip through Bulgaria! Rila Monastery is situated in the Rila Mountains, 117 km south of Sofia in the deep valley of the Rilska River at 1.147m. Already the drive into the valley was beautiful. We passed many restaurants which offer trout from the Rilska River. The monastery …

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@ Plovdiv (Пловдив)

On the way to the mountains of the Balkan we stopped at Plovdiv – the second largest city after Sofia and the cultural capital of Bulgaria – this year even the European Capital of Culture! We had found a little parking just at the beginning of the main shopping street of Plovdiv, so we first …

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On the road in Bulgaria

We were leaving the coast at Nesebar and travelling inland to Veliko Tarnovo – the old capital of Bulgaria. Here some impressions from a day on the road: Winery no horse-drawn vehicles on this road – generally ignored sign on the same street as the sign from above 😉 Driving up the Vratnik Pass Lunch …

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