Visit the old town, it's the...
Visit the old town, it's the place that gives the city its uniqueness and character. Don't forget to see the old Roman Amphitheater as well as the typical Bulgarian Renaissance style houses on the sides of the cobblestone streets. Spending a hot July day sightseeing with my great friend from Switzerland to whom I owe a big thank you for taking the pictures posted on this page.
It's A Dog's Life!
I wasn't quite sure what to do with this pic and so here it is.
Anyway, just in case someone reports this as an "inappropriate" use of General Tips here's a little reasonig as to why it's here:
If you travel around Bulgaria you'll note that many places have stray dogs just doing their thing. Here in Plovdiv it seems to be more cats than dogs and most dogs tend to have owners who look after them. Pic #2 features cats - HISS!
The night of the gallaries and museums
This year the gallery and museum night took place for 6-th time in Plovdiv. As every year I was very inpatient because it is alway so much fun. And this year was also special because we had it in 2 days - 24 and 25 of September. The program is very rich every time and you can visit all the 15 museums and more than 30 galleries. All the places are within walking distance and it's easy to go around them. There are stages and musicians, there are guests and participants from all over the World. You just have to prepare comfortable shoos and take your good mood and you're welcome next year.
Best to have one bag that you can carry alot but can carry anywhere with you. Good pair of sneakers in the fall, summer & spring. Pair of boots that you can walk distances with in the winter Digital Camera with a large memory stick. If you have a 5 megapixel camera, a memory stick over 512 mb
The International Fair
In the 1930’s the Chamber of Trade and Industry organized a fair, that in 1934 became an annual fair and in 1935 a national fair. In 1936 it became an international fair as it became a member of the Union of International fairs. In 1937 the first International Plovdiv fair was held. After a break in the war there were fairs from 1947 till 1966 with several intervals as it became an annual event again from 1967 untill now, expecting visitors from all over the world. The start for these fairs was originally dated back to 1892. At the central park ground some thirty pavilions were organised. Some were even from Paris. The most elegant pavilion was the Karlovo one and the Varna pavilion exhibited how Bulgaria would be as a tourist country. In the spirit of expositions of these fin the siecle days the visitors got overwhelmed by the new innovations and displays. The international fair grounds are on the other side of the Maritsa River, after crossing the foodbridge on the right hand near hotel Maritsa.