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en route to Church of the Virgin Mary, rock monastery Saint Archangel Michael, Bulgaria  
   

en route to Church of the Virgin Mary, rock monastery Saint Archangel Michael, Bulgaria

2018 Bucharest to Amsterdam

July 15th 2018
7-15-18 Sunday. Rousse, Bulgaria. Sofija, our charming and efficient tour guide arranged a taxi for us since we were going on a private excursion into the countryside to see some medieval churches in limestone cliffs that have murals. Our driver, George, was a short local man who could speak enough English, was funny and warm, so good company. After passing through farmland and a small village we ... read more
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Bulgarian Flag 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
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