The trip between our house and Veliko Tarnovo is about 250 kilometers which is no big deal in a small car but in our cool van it can take over 4 hours. Mom spent most of her time looking out the window and playing Scrabble on her phone.
When we arrived it was dark and cold outside, not ideal conditions for sightseeing.
Carrot & beet salad, pasta carbonara and “risotto” (a big bowl of regular rice) at Ego restaurant.
The next day we started our tour around our favorite Bulgarian city by foot. Veliko Tarnovo is small and easy to navigate but it is on top of a hill and some streets are very steep. Mom was worried we wouldn’t get any nice views from the city center and insisted we stop somewhere outside the city to take photos. I was so happy to surprise her with these incredible views from within the city center; Veliko Tarnovo has a series of strategically placed viewing platforms all over it’s Old Town.
This platform made out of glass, wood and metal extends out over the cliff (a little bit scary).
~Photo taken October 2014
View from the platform.
View from a bigger platform.
View from a lower platform.
View of Old Town taken from the bridge to the Tsarevets fortress.
Mom got us a hotel room for the night. We had an ouzo party and laughed our heads off.
Top floor view from our hotel.
Walk up to the Asen Dynasty monument.