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Morka Gora - Church - 7
AUGUST 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 the famous Ski Resort town of Zlatibor.We now head north to the small town of Bajina Basta … GETTING THERE: We need to get to the Bus Station in the centre of Zlatibor. I purchased my ticket to Bajina Basta the previous day to guarantee a seat. The ticket costs S$400. The bus leaves at 2:15pm. You pay an extra […]

Bajina Basta – Serbia – Information



Zlatibor - Walk - 10
AUGUST 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 … … and 3 nights in Nis, southern Serbia. We experienced a lot of history and culture. Back in Bulgaria, we made an off-season, summertime visit to Borovets which is a famous ski resort. It was now time to compare Borovets to the famous ski resort of Zlatibor in Serbia. Again, we were going in the off-season / […]

Zlatibor – Serbia – Information



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



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)