Balabanova All Over


[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