Hotel Review: Hotel Leipzig, Plovdiv

Hotel Review: Hotel Leipzig, Plovdiv

“…so bright, I gotta wear shades” That’s a comment from a Tripadvisor review, but did you know that this Timbuk3 song isn’t about an amazing future but rather an impending nuclear holocaust (there’s a cheery thought!)? It was, however, the first thing that came to mind when we visited Hotel LeipzigRead More…

Travel: Hillock of Fraternity, Plovdiv, Bulgaria

Travel: Hillock of Fraternity, Plovdiv, Bulgaria

A Soviet relic in Bulgaria’s cultural capital Whatever your political leanings I’m sure you’ll agree that Soviet-era statues and memorials are quite impressive. From the flying saucer-esque Buzludzha Monument in Bulgaria to The Motherland Monument (Ukrainian: Батьківщина-Мати, Russian: Родина-мать) in Ukraine’s capital city, Kiev. The whole structure is  102 m (335Read More…