After spending few days in Sofia, the capital city of Bulgaria, my son and I took a marshrutka for Veliko Tarnovo to continue our backpacking trip through Central and Eastern European countries.
Veliko Târnovo, one of Bulgaria’s oldest towns, often referred as the “City of the Tsars”, was built around a major bend in the Yantra River that carved steep hillsides. The Old Town is separated into 3 hills: Tsarevets, Trapezitsa, and Sveta Gora. The town has as its centerpiece the magnificent restored Tsarevets Fortress, citadel of the Second Bulgarian Empire.
Pictures below are from our few days stay in the picturesque charming old town paved with cobblestones.
As these were day trips, we came back to our cool hostel in Sofia every night. After couple of days in the capital city, we went to Veliko Turnovo by a marshrutka (shared taxi).
In May 2017, 23 days before I was going to complete 50 years, grabbed an opportunity and took an early retirement.. Picked up a backpack and traveling ever since.. Love to travel around the world, experience different culture, local cuisine & drinks .. and take pictures.. so far been to 108 countries and still counting...