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Memorial in Plovdiv to the Cossacks who evicted the ottomans from Bulgaria 5th Aug

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Street statue, Plovdiv 5th Aug

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... and another 

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The main drag Plovdiv. Work was under way way to make this a pleasant pedestrianised area, 5th Aug

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.and a very pleasant park close to the centre, 5th Aug

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Street scene, Plovdiv 6th Aug

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and another, 6th Aug

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One of several "house museums", worth a visit, Plovdiv 6th Aug

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A Plovdiv pussy

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From the Plovdiv fort there is a good view of a rising River Maritsa Aug 6th

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.. there were lots of cats!

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Roman amphitheatre, still used for performances Aug 6th

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..find a good knee and she's got to sit on it! Aug 6th

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Wedding parties turned up at this spot outside the registry office every 15 minutes, all accompanied by a motorcade with blaring horns.

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I took the photo of the bridesmaid, and this other girl appeared in it! Aug 6th

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Then it rained! This caught everyone by surprise. I haven't seen so many wet tee shirts! Aug 6th

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Statue by the river

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... and the river Maritsa, close to overflowing in Plovdiv Aug 6th

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...which it actually did 4 Km up river, where we were camping. You can just see Tilly waist deep in murky water Aug 6th

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The best view of Leipzig Hotel, Plovdiv, Aug 7th

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meanwhile, the council had just watered these flowers Aug 9th

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Flower seller, Plovdiv Aug 9th. We bought the same flower from her every day

 

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Still too deep to reach, but getting closer

 

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Nearly there, but the water still came over my wellies

 

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monastery at Bachkovo Aug 10th

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monastery at Bachkovo Aug 10th

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Tilly leaves Camping 4 Kilometre, Aug 10th

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Hotel Avion, Plovdiv - an excellent little hotel. Holiday Inn, come and see how it should be done! We had the round windows at the top, but the floods had put the lift out of order.

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and our suite (part of) only 55 Euros a night (discounted because they took pity on us)

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Cafe Rose - attached to Hotel Avion. The food here was brilliant

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Our documents drying, after we eventually got back in to Tilly

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One of the very friendly Avion staff. I gave him the last of my English ale before we flew to Vienna.

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minaret - we were shown round th mosque by a very friendly imam 

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Another rugged statue near Plovdiv!

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Cathedral in Sofia, not far from our hotel. There are 8 Kg of gold leaf on the roof (so we are told)

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Returning to Sofia again, this time in a low loader, with Tilly on the back. We must deposit her with Customs at Sofia airport before we are allowed out of the country. And these people think they are joining the EU in 18 months! The officials still have a Soviet mentality, but the people are way ahead of them culturally.

 

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