The rain falls mainly in Bulgaria – Plovdiv to Pazardzhik (37/15,897k, 45m)

(written by Nancy) Well, we woke up to the depressing sound of dripping this morning – dang.  We packed up a bit, ate some breakfast but still the rain came down.  So, we decided to hang about until checkout time of 10:30 and set our sights on the next town about 40k or so away.  … Continue reading The rain falls mainly in Bulgaria – Plovdiv to Pazardzhik (37/15,897k, 45m)

Bulgaria getting better – Haskovo to Plovdiv (79/15,860k, 340m)

(written by Nancy) Well, Dave did manage to get Chinese takeaway for dinner last night in this little town in Bulgaria and it was actually pretty good!  We haven’t had rice for ages and that and the spicy chicken (not very spicy) hit the spot.  Completely different to the food we have been eating for … Continue reading Bulgaria getting better – Haskovo to Plovdiv (79/15,860k, 340m)

Three countries in one day – Edirne Turkey to Svilengrad Bulgaria (50/15,713k, 225m)

(written by Nancy) Well, we made it through 4 border checkpoints today and into Bulgaria!  We left the hotel after a good breakfast (toast even!) and headed out of town toward Greece.  The Greek border was only about 8k from Edirne and we checked out of Turkey with a quick stamp in our passports.  We … Continue reading Three countries in one day – Edirne Turkey to Svilengrad Bulgaria (50/15,713k, 225m)