Our morning began with a tour of the American University of Bulgaria. It was much like a typical university setting with the buildings and and classrooms. One thing that we did notice that would be a great addition to campus would be a coffee vending machine. Now don’t scoff, this is nothing like the coffee that one gets in a hospital setting where it is watered down and doesn’t really resemble coffee at all. I got a cappuccino for 0.60 leva (0.42 cents in US dollars) and it was so tasty; I think it would be a great addition. We then began our journey from Blagoevgrad to Bansko.
Todorina Kashta in which we have had my favorite lunch so far.
We had a Greek salad along with a main dish that was a
mix between a beef stew and a chili made with peppers and onions and mushrooms and for dessert we had
Yogurt with blueberries that reminded me of Chobani with fruit on the bottom.
Next we embarked on 3 hr ride to the town of Plovdiv. There we were able to see lots of different styles of architecture in the Old Town as well as the Roman Stadium. We also had the opportunity to watch a woman make clay pottery. The pieces she makes are so beautiful and are very durable.
Bulgarian word of the day: Mnogo vkusno – how tasty!!!!
Wow this was a loooooooong day…
... We began with breakfast in Plovdiv and then traveled onward to the town Nova Zagora in the village of Karanovo. Here we visited the Village Mound which was one of the mounds in the village that had been excavated and showed the stages of development of the region dating back to the Neolithic era.
Following that we then visited a traditional Bulgarian house where we enjoyed a spread of traditional Bulgarian dishes that were all homemade. We enjoyed some fresh homemade feta cheese, Banitsa,Kebabcheta, Tutmanik, and Airan.
Since it was still early yet we decided to walk around the town some and headed down to view the Black Sea. It was very calm and quiet but not as pretty of a view in the dark as it was in the previous city of Nessebar.
Next it was time for Galaxy bowling where we all let loose and enjoy some downtime —-and In case you were wondering bowling is the same as it is in the United States.
After a very long and eventful day it was very nice to literally fall in my bed!
Bulgarian phrase of the day: Edno, dve, tri — 1,2,3