That’s what we spent most of our time eating in Bulgaria, Jen being vegetarian an all. Shopska is tomatos, cucumber and grated salted goats cheese. Trouble was that’s almost all we ate. Sometimes for lunch we enjoyed a refreshing cold yoghurt soup but mainly we ate shopska. Oh shopska we love you. Shopska popsta.
Howabout cycling? Well we zoomed to the Black Sea coast along good (ie they had tarmac) roads. Wild camping easier than in Romania and we got to hang out with loads of sunflowers. By the end of August we were done with sea sun and shopska and very pleased to be back in the saddle and Eastern bound.
Big thanks to Marie and Pavlo and Jeorg for whisking us away for a funfair day of painting and bohemian frolicking in a remote village and the Swiss Bulgarian family who put us up in their shed!
And radical high fives to our families for nipping out to refuel us with banquet meals and a pat on the back. A pat on the back goes a long way when you’re cycling-especially when you’re going up a hill.
J n J