Oblast Ruse

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  • Day45

    Sunny autumn in Bulgaria

    October 13, 2017 in Bulgaria ⋅ ☀️ 15 °C

    We've reached our last EU country and our first time zone shift - and it feels as if we're traveling into the past, with omnipresent horse buggies, old Ladas and abandoned villages and industrial facilities (including never finished or decommissioned nuclear power plants). But there are charming lively villages with open-hearted people as well. An old lady bought us two expensive Milka chocolate bars and we believe she told us (with her hands and feet) that we'll need it for the Bulgarian mountains. Yes, communication is sometimes a bit difficult but there's always a way and the OhneWörterBuch we got from Samuel in Vienna has turned out to be quite helpful.

    We're enjoying the quiet, bleak hilly landscape, a gorgeous starlit sky and perfect weather - only sun so far. There are burning bushes alongside the road and we're wondering whether those fires are made on purpose - locals only shrug their shoulders.

    There is no infrastructure for tourists at all on this section of the EuroVelo 6 so our tent became valuable like never before - and we're glad to find a beautiful guesthouse yesterday, including a hot shower.

    We're going to miss the Danube but are definitely excited about the next days and our way to the Black Sea.
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  • Day83

    'Wis Magen zurück auf Los'

    July 27, 2018 in Bulgaria ⋅ ☁️ 23 °C

    After yesterday we were full of positive energy. This changed during the night as wi needed to trough up several times. (We save on any further details here).
    Was something wrong with the ice cream, pizza or the beer?
    So, we stay the day in Ruse, change the room into a nice apartment, where wi sleeps 90% of the day with fever, chill and flu symptoms...

    In the evening it is already much better. Fever gone. Two plates of homemade Risotto eaten and awake a little longer.

    At least Jo could play beach volleyball with some local (unfortunately no pictures taken) and visit a football game in the evening ;)

    So we will decide what to do tomorrow!
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  • Day82

    Last stop in Bulgaria (for now)

    July 26, 2018 in Bulgaria ⋅ ⛅ 27 °C

    What was up today?

    -> Goal: Ruse, getting to the Danube again next to the border to Rumania
    -> 119 km (65 km without any stop)
    -> 3 x long elevation gains
    -> New helmet for Wi
    -> Jo INSIDE the road
    -> Beautiful landscape, very small villages, many horse-coaches

    (Cycled km: 4.350)

  • Day26


    July 5, 2016 in Bulgaria ⋅ ⛅ 25 °C

    This trip just keeps showing us new things. Whilst this is an other ex communist city it does have a bit more character about it. The main city still has the horrible buildings but Rousse is not as depressing.

    Present-day Rousse is the fifth largest Bulgarian city and is an important economic, financial and cultural hub and is located on the South bank of the Danube. It is sometimes called Little Vienna. Nothing so far makes me think of Vienna.Read more

  • Day26

    River Duchess Last Night

    July 5, 2016 in Bulgaria ⋅ ⛅ 24 °C

    On the drive back to the boat sad feelings start arising as it is our last night on the beautiful River Duchess, the crew, the boat, the staff have been incredible certainly going to miss you but cannot wait for the next instalment of our holiday.

  • Day5

    Ruse Bulgarien bei Oma und Opa

    August 1, 2018 in Bulgaria ⋅ 🌧 26 °C

    Nach ca. 3 Stunden haben wir heute unser Ziel in Bulgarien erreicht ab jetzt geht es für 5 Tage mit den Auto weiter... Stadtbumnel und Sehenswürdigkeiten stehen auf den Programm bevor wir nächste Woche die Rückreise antreten.

  • Day569

    Day 570: World Heritage Meet Day 1

    September 7, 2018 in Bulgaria ⋅ ☀️ 24 °C

    Met up with everyone early in the morning and headed out of Varna. Stop number 1 was Pobiti, a group of small pinnacle rocks about 20 minutes outside the city. It's interesting enough I guess, and somehow made it onto the Tentative world heritage list. I doubt it'll ever be inscribed! Several people from the community enthusiastically collect tentative sites too, though it's not something we've particularly focused on unless it's scheduled for the next couple of years and we're nearby.

    Next up was 90 minutes in the car to our next stop, the Madara Rider. This is an 8th century rock carving about 25 metres up a cliff. It's of the first Bulgarian king, Khan Terval, and depicts him triumphantly spearing a lion from atop a horse, and being accompanied by his pet dog. It's impressive, but it's really just a large rock carving and you can't get that close to it, so it's definitely going to be a short video! There's a couple of other things to see in the area so we did a little wandering.

    Grabbed some lunch here as well and got to know everyone a little better.

    Pressed onwards to Sveshtari, our third stop for the day. This is where a Thracian tomb from about 500 BC had been found, ornately decorated as well. Thracians were the original occupants of this land before Roman colonisation and settlement. The tomb itself had several beautiful carvings inside, though sadly we weren't allowed to take pictures. I'll have to get in touch with the museum for that one.

    Another couple of hours driving and we arrived in Ruse late evening, a small city on the banks of the Danube. Here we'd stay overnight as there's a couple more sites nearby. Had dinner at a local restaurant with excellent food - I had a traditional Bulgarian dish of pork, onions, mushrooms and some sort of sour cheese. It was rather like a creamy stroganoff! The cuisine here is actually quite interesting; quite hearty eastern bloc style food but with strong Turkish and Greek influences. Lots of meat skewers, white cheese and the like.
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Oblast Ruse, Област Русе

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