Balkans 2016 – Day 10 : Svilengrad to Haskovo, Bulgaria

I was invited over to Nikolais house this morning before I push off to meet his family and have breakfast.  And what a breakfast indeed. Homemade tomato spread on mixed grained toast and homemade cheese. After awhile Nikolai’s mom brought some porridge as well. Even though it’s carb central I really cannot not eat it after they took so much trouble to host me. What a fantastic introduction to Bulgarian hospitality. 

Before I left I was give 2 huge slabs of homemade cheese, some meatballs for lunch and also a jar of honey. 

Fortunately I found a Warmshowers host in the next town called Haskovo. Thanks to Teri who accommodated me even though she is hosting another cyclist from Canada. I told her I don’t mind to take the couch. The condition is that I must arrive at her place before 530pm as they are going for a free jazz concert in town. 

So with meatballs and cheese in tow, I started my journey towards Haskovo.  I stopped at a town called Harmanli for lunch finishing the delicious meatballs. 

I finally reach Teri’s apartment in time for a quick shower before heading out with them to town to enjoy the free jazz concert. 

Lions Project : RM 37.48

Arriving for breakfast at Nikolai’s home.
Fantastic Bulgarian breakfast spread
What a fantastically hospitable family
Nice quiet open roads
Harmanli
Abandon builidings are common sight all around Bulgaria
Meatball lunch
Safe bike storage at my warmshower host in Haskovo.
My bed for the night.
Down town Haskovo
Concert hall where the jazz concert is held.

Author: krankster

I am an avid cyclist that loves mountain biking, bike commuting and most of all bicycle touring. I am a freelance leadership coach and hope to inspire others through my cycling adventures.

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