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Rila Monastery

The drive up towards Rila Monastery is up through long, winding lanes which takes us over a thousand metres above sea level to our destination.  The only downside is being stuck behind the many tourist coaches which herd people back Read more…

Roman Day at Nicopolis ad Istrum

Roman Day at the archaeological reserve,  Nicopolis ad Istrum, was visited by hundreds of people on Sunday and hailed as a great success to what will be a future event to encourage tourism into the village of Nikyup, just north of Read more…


A friend recently found these postcards lying in a dirt track in her village…a piece of history abandoned. Depicts Lenin in May 1919/20 in Moscow Lenin, a photo by dibach on Flickr.

Nikopolis ad Istrum

The first time I visited Nikopolis, a friend and I struggled to climb over the tall, locked gates that protected the ancient ruins on the other side. When I landed, awkwardly on my ankle, a narrow, straight road made of Read more…