This summer I was lucky enough to spend two weeks touring around Bulgaria with three other people in a brand new Chevy! Over the next few articles, I am going to share with you some of my photos from that trip, place by place. This installment is about a place where we stopped for lunch, a spot of shopping, and to admire the view one day – Veliko Tarnovo.
Warning – due to my car being broken into when I got back from Bulgaria, I only have a few Pop 9 photos of Veliko Tarnovo, but please don’t let that put you off!
On our drive from Balchik to Plovdiv, we decided to stop off for lunch at a lovely town we had found on the map called Veliko Tarnovo. It is set in a valley and the views seemed to be spectacular. We tried to visit here once before but had come off the motorway the wrong way and got lost so had missed out. After having a heart-shaped calzone for lunch (this was ace by the way), we then had a small amount of time to have a look around the town. Dave of course did some shopping at this point.
One of the things we noticed about the town was that there were a number of young arty looking well dressed types wandering around and going about their business. The whole town felt trendy and had a really nice vibe going on. It also really felt like our kind of town as there were a lot of alternative bars, music stores, and tattoo parlors in a fairly small space. There was also a great deal of really nice street art/graffiti.
The main thing that Veliko Tarnovo has going for it however, is the spectacular views, and I wish I could have stayed a bit longer to get more experience walking round the valley in the hot summer sunshine. There were some amazing buildings to photograph such as castles, monuments, bridges, and even a semi abandoned hotel amongst all the beautiful greenery. This is definitely a place I have every intention of going back to – for the shopping scene, friendly vibe, and amazing views.