Plovdiv August 2nd 2015 We decided to split the Bucharest - Istanbul journey up a little so we took a night off Bucharest to spend "somewhere" in Bulgaria. On the advice of someone we briefly met this place turned out to be Plovdiv, a small and pretty old town in the south.
The drive was long, but made manageable by the good views across Bulgaria. It was much prettier and the roads were much better than we all expect ... read more
Europe » Bulgaria » Plovdiv Province » Plovdiv The Bulgars, a Central Asian Turkic tribe, merged with the local Slavic inhabitants in the late 7th century to form the first Bulgarian state. In succeeding centuries, Bulgaria struggled with the Byzantine Empire to assert its place in the Balkans, b... ... read more