A one week trip from Istanbul to Plovdiv and the Rhodope mountains in Bulgaria.
I’ve never heard before of it but Plovdiv is the second biggest city in Bulgaria becomes European Capital of culture in 2019 together with Matera in south italy.
It’s one of the oldest cities in Europe (4000 BC). Through its history it was dominated by Thracians, Romans, Macedonian Greeks and the Otoman Empire. A melting pot of cultures.
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