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On our way to Sofia we stopped by the old capital of Bulgaria, Veliko Tarnovo. We ended up staying for 3 nights and in this time we saw one of the most amazing tourist sites there is. We had been hearing about this communist UFO thing during our time in Bulgaria, but nothing could prepare us for the site of this amazing building. Located in the middle of nowhere on top of a mountain, sat a giant communist conference centre in the shape of a UFO. Built in 1981, after 7 years of construction, costing 8 million euro at the time, covered in white marble, crystal and red velvet. In use for 6 years before communism ended in Bulgaria and the locals decended, gutting the entire building of all its lavish interior and exterior. Today all that remains are the mosaics (of no material value to the locals) of Karl Marx, Lenin and the previous Bulgarian President. Apart from the UFO we visited some caves, a monestary, a historical town, the fortress, and saw a light show to be remembered (there were green lazer beams. enough said.).



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