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The City of Seven Hills

By Stuart Lowe on

Bought fruit from the busy market in Pazardjik (Пазарджик) just like Stevens. The lady at the stall threw in a bonus nectarine. There's a strong wind today. Thankfully from the west

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Market in Pazardjik

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Bike passenger

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Mountains

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Sunflower field

Decided to have a short day and stay in Plovdiv (Пловдив) as it seems a shame not to see the sites. I'll have a long day tomorrow instead.

Plovdiv is very nice. Roman ruins. Galleries. Street cafes. Nice gelateria too.

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Plovdiv 2019

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Plovdiv street art

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Lunch

It was followed by an icecream sundae but that didn't last long enough for a photo. Yum.

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The singing fountains, Plovdiv

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Famous Bulgarians

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Walking tour guide with Milo the Crazy

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Flags in Plovdiv

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Plovdiv

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Plovdiv, city of 7/8/6 hills

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The Roman theatre at Plovdiv with a rehearsal of Carmen underway.

Met LN and Matthew, from Ohio, on a walking tour and then spent the evening chatting over dinner.

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LN and Matthew from Ohio