Vacation around 1st of May has lately been reserved for road trips and so was this year. Unfortunately me and Nada had to postpone it for a few days, so we joined the gang in Bulgaria, in Plovdiv. We boarded the Air Serbia plane in Ljubljana Jože Pučnik Airport, made a stop on Belgrade Nikola Tesla Airport and soon we arrived to Sofia Airport. Sofia Metro took us to the main bus station and soon we were on the bus to Plovdiv, the second largest city in the country. The bus arrived, and immediately we had a well deserved beer on our tables near our apartment. After a short time the white van arrived. Barbara, Katja, Miha, Aleš and Rok stepped out and we were ready for the trip with the full crew.
|From Slovenia to Bulgaria via Serbia|
|Time to read (Jakob J. Kenda - Apalaška pot)|
Pit stop in Serbia
|Bus tickets to Plovdiv with domestic beer|
Каменица (Kamenitza) is one of the top-selling Bulgarian beer companies, based in the city of Plovdiv.
|Dzhumaya Mosque was built in 1363–1364 on the site of the Sveta Petka Tarnovska Cathedral Church after the conquest of Plovdiv by the Ottoman army. During the reign of Sultan Murad I in the 15th century the old building was demolished and replaced by the modern-day mosque. It was called Ulu Dzhumaya Mosque, or Main Friday Mosque.|
Одеон на Филипополис (Odeon of Philippopolis) was the house of the city council of citizens (known as bouleuterion) of ancient Plovdiv. The Odeon of Philippopolis was discovered near General Gurko street in the northeastern corner of the Roman forum in Plovdiv.