Monday, 3 May 2010

May 2nd Bulgaria

An hour from the Turkish border and having a rest, we have pitched up at a campsite for 48 hours to recharge the batteries. It is like stepping back in time; woken by quail in the dawn chorus, nightingales in every bush and corn buntings singing around the fields. Then you realise you are abroad when most of the larks are crested, the buntings are black headed and both white and black storks fish in the local stream. Clear blue skies and a temp of 30C+ help to make us realise this is not the UK in May. Still undecided where to stop tomorrow, could be Istanbul or we could go onto Bursa and 'do' Istanbul on the way back. We'll see what the traffic and the border crossing are like.
Can someone email me the Euopa Cup final date/time? I don't want to miss the game of the season .
went to a concert in the square at Harmanli last night with the campsite ownner and his parents plus their local village mayor ! The singer was a very famous Bulgarian diva (lili ivanova?) and the town were honoured to have her sing for their celebrations (a centenary of some sort 500 or 600 )She was truely amazing ! 71 years old but dressed like a 20yr old with the most fabulous stilletoed shoes and slinky little black dress ! Quite disconcerting ! However you couldn't fault her voice and she belted out some wonderful "eurovision" numbers and the crowd went wild !!