A group of us headed to my place in Idilevo, me, Poly, Roland, Mariyan, Penyo & some other guys, who live close to us. We took a 'shortcut' it was closer, but took longer as we had to bob & weave around many potholes.
In Pleven there is a huge diorama from a battle against the turks in the late 1800's. It was really well made, as in places it was hard to tell what was real, & what was painting.
we had lunch in a cafe made in a cave
Roland spent a couple days, then headed to Turkey. I took him on a trip to the mountains to see a couple of my favorite old memorials.
This is Shipka, its another war memorial from the war with the turks.
and Buzhledzha, a soviet area memorial & meeting place. Its crumbling, but still very cool to go check out.
the inside was covered with mosiacs of marx, lenin & others.