Bulgaria - 16 Days


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July 16th 2012
Published: August 22nd 2012
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Bulgaria - 16 Days I was looking forward to Bulgaria but it turned out to be a little disappointing, I often spent time cycling to an alleged "highlight" on the tourist map and came away saying "Is that it" (although I can’t deny it may have suffered from following Turkey, which was a fantastic country). Though Bulgaria still has some nice places and on these cycle trips interesting things... Read Full Entry



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PerperikonPerperikon
Perperikon

There were ceramics
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Perperikon

Not sure how old this formation is
Leaving KardzhaliLeaving Kardzhali
Leaving Kardzhali

Heading towards Smolyan and Macedonia, and in to the mountains
In The MountainsIn The Mountains
In The Mountains

Heading towards Smolyan
In The MountainsIn The Mountains
In The Mountains

The scenery was very pretty but the cycling pretty tough too
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Smolyan

A typical church
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Leaving Smolyan

I had a big climb...
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Leaving Smolyan

...with a nice lake on the way up....
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Leaving Smolyan

...and a great view of the valley i was heading in to
Descending DownDescending Down
Descending Down

The scenery was great....
Descending DownDescending Down
Descending Down

....but the road was rubbish
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Annoying Flies

I caught this one and tortured it in my tent
After a Stormy NightAfter a Stormy Night
After a Stormy Night

Me drying things in the morning
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Shiroko Laka

A pretty riverside town
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In The Mountains

More beautiful scenery
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In The Mountains

Some woman collecting grass
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Change in Climate

After crossing the Pirin Mountains the climate became much drier
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Melnik

The upper floor hangs over the lower
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Melnik

The locally grown wine



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