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Balabanova All Over

Monthly Archives: September 2014

[London, United Kingdom] I woke up on Sunday fully expecting the cooler, cloudy, misty weather that had been forecast for that day. Instead, I saw rays of sunshine peeking through the blinds. I was very excited – that meant warmer temps, and awesome photos of London from the London Eye, which I planned on riding that day. Before that though, I had a few other London must-sees on my list. I started… Read More

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[London, United Kingdom] Saturday was the first of only 2 full days I had in London, so my plan was to tackle as much of the basics as I can on that day, and have a more relaxed Sunday. My parents had been to London so I used their knowledge and maps to build an itinerary, which I then re-arranged a bit once I checked the opening times of some of the… Read More

[Sofia, Bulgaria] Once we returned from Kazanluk, my days in Sofia turned into a leisurely affair I could very easily get used to. My friends and family were all at work, so I’d sleep in, then have breakfast and coffee with mom and dad, then go run errands with mom – she’d always go out in the morning to pick up the newspaper and other odds and ends. I’d read the paper… Read More

[Kazanluk, Bulgaria] We woke up on Sunday morning feeling refreshed but ready to get home after 3 days of sight seeing. There was only one thing left to see in Kazanluk – the Ethnographic Museum Kulata. This was very much similar to the Revival-style houses in Arbanassi and Veliko Tarnovo as well as the ethnographic complex Etar near Gabrovo. There were two Revival-style houses in this complex – one that had been… Read More

[Kazanluk, Bulgaria] We left the medieval capital of the Bulgarian rulers on Saturday morning. We were headed to Kazanluk, about 90 km (60 mi) South. In the process, we had to cross the Balkan mountains and planned on visiting a magnificent monument at Shipka pass, which commemorates a battle that turned the Russo-Turkish war of 1877. On the other side of the Balkans, Kazanluk valley awaited us. Now known as the place… Read More