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In Bulgaria - Summer 2008

Barry and Margaret Williamson

September 2008

Please use the Article Index on the right to access the different chapters of this long piece about a long and fascinating summer in the far south-east of Bulgaria. This is arguably the remotest part of mainland Europe, right on the edge of Turkey, Asia and the Middle East beyond.

We are writing Flair1_(93).JPGthis piece at Sakar Hills Camping in Biser, near Harmanli in South-east Bulgaria, at the end of a 3-month 3,700-mile (5,920-km) motorhome tour of Turkey. We left Turkey at the end of June, via Edirne and a brief foray south into Greece for a couple of nights of camping in AlexandrFlair_at_Biser_2.JPGoupolis. Driving north again, we crossed into Bulgaria near Svilengrad and made straight for this excellent English-owned and managed campsite.

Here we stay at Sakar Hills Camping for the  weeks of high summer, enjoying the dry heat of South-east Bulgaria and avoiding the expense and crowds of much of Europe during this season when the world is turned over to holiday-makers. Here, work continues in the fields and in the farms. 

For images of our travels in South-east Bulgaria, click: Summer in Bulgaria 2008

For logs of our 3-month journey in Turkey and other Turkish Delights, click: In Turkey

For images of our 3-month journey in Turkey, click: Turkey in Colour