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Musings of an American expat in Bulgaria (with detours in Utah and Alaska)

A Friday Drive to Kardzhali (Кърджали)

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**Warning: Post is picture heavy! Beautiful weather=snap happy Whitney!**

The hubster and I decided to get the hell out of dodge and take a drive yesterday. We are starting to run out of places to see close to home, so we branched out a bit and drove the nearly 2 hours to Kardzhali. The weather was gorgeous and people were out en masse enjoying the sun.

I don’t know much about Kardzhali, which is likely why it didn’t do much for me. But the drive from Smolyan was fantastic.

We literally drove around the city for about 15 minutes and then headed home.

We did stop and ask for directions to Perperikon (which I am dying to go see), but it was 20km outside of town and required a 2 mile hike. It was getting pretty late, so we decided to try and go back sometime in the future.

Now that I’ve done a little research on Kardzhali (which would have been helpful prior to visiting the city!), there are a few sites and museums that sound really interesting.

I am really looking forward to going back.

We also stopped in Ardino and asked some people for directions to Devil’s Bridge (Dyavolski most). Unfortunately, it was still too snowy for our little car, so we resolved to come back to this one as well.

Basically all this trip did was wet my travelin’ appetite! I’m planning a fairly epic week+ long trip across the country for Ventsi and I next month. I have GOT to explore more of BG before I head home at the end of next month.

Now on to the photos!

DAM!

Driving through Ardino

Entering Kardzhali

Church in Kardzhali

A sculpture in the middle of the city that reminded me of that snake game found on old Nikon cell phones

Homeboy was enjoying that beer!

I thought the peeling paint on this apartment bloc was really interesting

Passed a lot of these hay stack thingies on the drive

I LOVE all the tiny villages scattered throughout the Rhodopes

Perfect view to end the evening

Hope everyone is having a great weekend!

W.

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