Balkan Express | Part 3

The third part of the Balkan Express lead us to the eastern Balkans, Bulgaria and Rumania, and additionally a short stay in the Republic of Moldova. See some pictures here:

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Grand Hotel Sofia in Sofia
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Advertisment near the center of Sofia
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Катедрала „Свети Александър Невски“ – Alexander Nevski Cathedral
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In the Княжевска градина – Knyazheska Garden
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The war memorial in Sofia
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The Vladaya “River”
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View from the bus station, where we took the Bus to Plovdiv
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Some street shop in Plovdiv
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View from the top
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Shopping in the pedestrian zone
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Maritsa – this time a real river, in Plovdiv
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By car we reached the “Pametnik Buzludzha” – an abandoned Sowjet Monument on 1440m
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Captions outside the monument. Unfortunately it’s not allowed anymore to go inside. Search for “Buzludzha” to see the impressive sowjet hall.
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Next destination: Gabrovo
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The newer “Hotel Balkan”, next to the shabby old “Balkan Hotel”
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A monastery in the wild: “Sokolski manastir”
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A EU-financed park on the way to Veliko Tarnovo
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Every sign has its story…
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Крушунски водопади – Krushuna Waterfalls
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Crossing the Border to Romania
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Still my favourite building in Bucharest
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The famous Peles Castle in the hills of Siebenbürgen – Transylvania – Erdély
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“We’ve seen better days”
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View over the city of Brasov – Kronstadt – Brassó
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The sister-city of Brasov – Rasnov
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Another famous castle: Castle Bran
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Jesus-statue on a Hill…
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…which looks like a transformer from the inside
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Lacu Rosu – Gyilkos-tó – Killerlake
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Cheile Bicazului
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Chisinau in Moldova
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Dinosaurs queue for the next performance in the national circus
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That’s it
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