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Beautiful Bulgarian Mountains and to the Beach!

After the flatness of Romania we were instantly greeted with a more hilly terrain¬† as we left the Danube and headed cross-country to Pleven to meet up with our Warmshowers hosts Galin and Filipa. After a very wet ride into the city and four nights under canvas it was great to experience some Bulgarian hospitality! In return, “we” cooked Steak and Ale pie (with Bulgarian Lager instead of ale) (tasted OK actually!) whilst Tim fitted the new pannier racks that had broken on day 2 back in Croatia. Our package of spares arrived just in time, but were at the local DHL office,¬† so a short walk to collect it and our bikes were then given a through fettling in the basement! Galin kindly showed us the local sights and helped with some vital shopping (powdered milk, power adapter, map!) and Rebecca tried on Filipa’s pilot suit!!

Bye bye Danube!
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Leaving Pleven we headed to the waterfalls at Krusuna, arriving in the afternoon we set up camp, ate, and then had an evening stroll, not realising that the walkways were a bit on the “extreme side” perhaps we should’ve taken a torch! We also stumbled across our 2nd Bulgarian Aeroplane Statue (Mig 15?), the other was a passenger jet with a “bomber” glass nose in a town park! (click photos to enlarge)

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