Right now I am in Ruse, Bulgaria’s 5th largest city where I have been staying at the lovely and very accomodating English Guest House the last few nights.
Yesterday I did a whole bunch of stuff I’ve been meaning to do for ages like buying a new waterproof tent bag, and I also squeezed in a quick 40km round trip visit to a cave monastery which I would give about 4 out of 10.
I am leaving for Varna on the coast of the Black Sea later on this afternoon. The plan is then to head down the coastal road towards Istanbul avoiding the mountains as much as possible. Will there be any sandy beaches? Will I get the opportunity to go for another swim? Will the coastal road be that bad? More importantly, is it true what they say about Bulgarian women? =o)