Monthly archives: July 2019


Nis - River at Night
JULY 2019: OVERVIEW: PLEASE NOTE: The currency in Serbia is the Republic of Serbia Dinar / the RSD (I will refer to them as S$s). At the time of writing, US$1 = S$105. We have just spent 4 nights in Sofia, Bulgaria. For me, a visit to somewhere like Sofia is all about experiencing history and culture. We, now, head north to our first stop in Serbia: Nis … to experience more history and culture … GETTING THERE: We need to get to the Central Bus Station in Sofia which is located north of city centre next to the main […]

Nis – Serbia – Information



Sofia - Cathedral Saint Aleksandar Nevski 2
JULY 2019: OVERVIEW: PLEASE NOTE: The currency in Bulgaria is the Lev (I will refer to them as B$s). At the time of writing, US$1 = B$1.75. We have just spent 3 (Summer Season) nights in the famous Ski Resort of Borovets. We, now, head for the capital city: Sofia … GETTING THERE: We need to get from Borovets to Sofia via Samokov. The bus from Borovets to Samokov stops in front of Hotel Ela. It leaves every 30 minutes: on the hour and half past the hour. The price is B$1.50. I caught the 10:30am. Travel time is about […]

Sofia – Bulgaria – Information



Borovets - Walk - 4
JULY 2019: OVERVIEW: PLEASE NOTE: The currency in Bulgaria is the Lev (I will refer to them as B$s). At the time of writing, US$1 = B$1.75. We have just spent 1 week living in an apartment in Plovdiv Old Town. Plovdiv is the 6th oldest city in the World boasting over 8,000 years of continuous occupation. There are many sites to see: It was, now, time to move north to Borovets (en route to Sofia) for some time in the Bulgarian countryside … GETTING THERE: I walked the 600 metres from my Plovdiv accommodation to a bus stop on […]

Borovets – Bulgaria – (Summer Season) Information



Plovdiv - Old Town Signs
JULY 2019: OVERVIEW: PLEASE NOTE: The currency in Bulgaria is the Lev (I will refer to them as B$s). At the time of writing, US$1 = B$1.74. We have just spent 1 week in Sunny Beach on the Black Sea Coast of Bulgaria. We had a small ‘taste’ of Bulgarian history when we visited Nesebar which is located on the southern tip of Sunny Beach. We are, now, in Plovdiv … the 6th oldest continually inhabited city in the World … THE PLOVDIV CITY CARD: You can visit the official website. I purchased a 3 Day Card. Online, the price […]

Plovdiv – Bulgaria – City Card



Sunny Beach - Walk - 5
JULY 2019: OVERVIEW: PLEASE NOTE: The currency in Bulgaria is the Lev (I will refer to them as B$s). At the time of writing, US$1 = B$1.74. We have just spent 2 months in Turkey. It is, now, time for us to move on to Bulgaria … GETTING THERE: I came direct from Istanbul on a long distance bus. I used the Istanbul Metro to get to the Otogar (main Bus Station). I bought a ticket on the Metro Busline (a different company) to Burgas, Bulgaria for 150 Turkish New Lira (about US$26). The bus left Istanbul at 9am. The bus […]

Sunny Beach – Bulgaria – Information (Butlitz on the Black Sea)



Nesebar - Walk - 22
JULY 2019: OVERVIEW: PLEASE NOTE: The currency in Bulgaria is the Lev (I will refer to them as B$s). At the time of writing, US$1 = B$1.74. We have just spent 6 weeks in Turkey. It is, now, time for us to move on to Bulgaria … GETTING THERE: I came direct from Istanbul on a long distance bus. I used the Istanbul Metro to get to the Otogar (main Bus Station). I bought a ticket on the Metro Bus to Burgas, Bulgaria for 150 Turkish New Lira (about US$26). The bus left Istanbul at 9am. The bus was comfortable. […]

Nesebar – Bulgaria – Information