Koprivshtitsa

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One of the many horse and carts (they don't seem to have many cars there!)
Ah, the memories of Koprivshtitsa! We arrived there, thiking there was going to be a bus from the station. Oh no, there wasn't one. I can't remember whether it was cos we just missed one and there wree only 3 a day or something, or whether they just weren't running! Anyway, we were two of 5 people who got off at the train station. The other three being an old woman and two kids. The woman told us that the bus wasn't coming so we walked up to the main road where we stood with her a hitchiked! There was a REALLY old jeep that stopped, with a REALLY old guy and what I'm assuming was his sun. So we all piled in, with one kid and the REALLY old man in the boot, crouched in a little huddle, us and the old woman in the middle with out HUGE bags and another kid and the son in the front.
One of the house museums
Was quite a journey I can tell you!

We arrived in the centre, not quite sure what to do...we'd read in the guide book that it was a favourite of tourists, but there wasn't anyone there. We went to the tourist office to find accommodation but it was shut so we sat in a cafe, and discussed out surroundings. When the TO opened, we went in and she found us accommodation for 10lv a night (thats about £3) But we got what we paid for - bed bugs, horrible little beds, REVOLTING toilets where the water shot out across the floor and the doors when you flushed them (it was terrible, we ended up having to leave the toilet cubicle and find something to pull the flush with from a distance, cos otherwise we got covered!) and there was little to see.
Another house museum
My friend and I had a huge row, probably the worst ever actually, as to whether we should stay and it got very nasty. Finally I had my way, and we stayed, wih the prmise to leave the following morning on the first bus. So in this time we wandered round the house museums which were actually fascinating, and just wandered round, up to the big statue which gave us amazing views as well. So when we left, we were actually pleased that we had stayed (I won the argument!!)

On telling my stepfaather (who is Bulgarian) that we'd been here, he asked us why on earth we'd been there as that was where he was 'sent' every year for his compulsory summer camps in the Communist era!
boriana84 says:
really amazing pictures!!!! hahaha...I dont miss those toilets at all though! hahahaha
Posted on: Aug 02, 2007
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One of the many horse and carts (t…
One of the many horse and carts (…
One of the house museums
One of the house museums
Another house museum
Another house museum
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And another...
The toilet where we were staying (…
The toilet where we were staying …
A statue
A statue
View of the mountains surrounding …
View of the mountains surrounding…
Koprivshtitsa
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