Changing Money, or buying tickets.
Only change your money into local currency at a bank,i got a good rate at this one. Here the staff were friendly and spoke english, you need your passport or ID card. A passport or ID card is required when buying bus tickets to cross borders.
The Plovdiv hills
I took this photo one late afternoon on the top of one of the plovdivs hills "Aljosha" /it is an statue of rusian soldier/ the monument which is kind of sign for plovdiv is left from the comunist times .. but still it is at such place that it is dificult not to see it. at the botom of the hill there is big park area and you can see many people some are having rest and enjoing the nature others as those in that photo are in love obviousely.
Plovdid has no tourist office. The only place that may be helpful for tourist information is the Council of tourism at Tsar Ivaylo street 2. (open from 9-18 on weekdays). There are banks near ploshtad Dzhumaya, of which the United Bulgarian Bank has an ATM. Inside the main psrt office at the Tsentralen square you find a telephone center and its open from 11-23. Allong the main street you can find internet cafés and Net Burger internetcafe is at the north of the Public Garden. There is also one (Rnet) at Danov street. For newspapers, maps and magazines check the bookstalls at ploshtas Tsentralen. For cases of theft etc, the police office is located near the ploshtad Tsentralen at Ivan Vazov street.
boy sure wish they would have...
boy sure wish they would have let us use a flash. or i would of had 8oo speed flim. went to dinner. there was a crowd. the waiter said they were there for a program. i thought it was going to be some sales pitch
or a bussiness meeting. boy was i wrong.
Monument of Alyosha
At Bunardjika, the hill of the Liberators) you can climb a path that goes to the top of the hill, through a relax park. At the top of the hill there is a statue of a Russian soldier, Alyosha, who stands symbol for the fact that the Russians liberated the Bulgarians from the Nazies. Thus, originally, this statue stood for anti-fashism and the bond between the two Slavic brotherhoods. I ve heard that these days there is discussion of removing the statue. Maybe since Bulgaria is more orientating to the West. However, it would be a pity, although I cannot estimate whether the monument reminds of bad feelings with a Russian communist past. The monument is beautiful and one of my favourites in Plovdiv. It is dynamic, youthful and exposes force. From the monument you have a great panorama of Plovdiv. You can see as far as the grey concrete suburbian blocks of flats in the far away distance.