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Sep 14, 2010 - Pomac village

On our way back to Sofia, we stopped in a small, Pomac village in the mountains, where the people are Muslim. They are not like what you would expect in a Muslim village, as they were originally Christian heretics who converted to Islam under Ottoman rule, mainly for economic and political reasons, not religious. They live a very traditional life where the men work in construction and woodworking, while the women stay at home, raising the children. The women dress in a colorful, turkish type pants which resemble pajama bottoms, and they are...

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Jan 17, 2009 - Movember in Koprivshtitsa

1/17/09 We rented a car and headed into the mountains to Koprivshtitsa, a tiny village important to the Bulgarian revolution against the Turks in the mid-1800’s. Many of the homes there are preserved in this style, and six of them can be visited on a little walk around the adorable town. We learned quite a bit about the art, clothing, and history of Bulgaria, particularly noting the influence of Turkey, specifically Istanbul, on wealthy inhabitants despite their desire for independence. We also saw some socks woven in the traditional way,...

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May 5, 2005 - Koprivshitsa

Heading here today at 4 pm...via bus...on the bus we met Anna Georgieva Zaiova, our hostess here: st.Donchev N. 104, home phone - 048989660, GSM cell 0888399609, she invited us to stay in her home which we accepted with enthusiasm. Brick home, room with 3 beds, and breakfast close to everything(since this is a small village, not difficult, ha). The National Hero, Levski, is from this town and here is where he organized the April Uprising, which began the fight for Bulgarian freedom from the Ottoman Empire. Walking tour covered 6...

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Nov 22, 2004 - Road Trip Bulgaria; Koprivshtitsa

After 2 days of travelling "alone", I decided I'd recruit a couple friends. First, Aaron the Canadian, and 2nd a small red car. We decided a 4 day road-trip of Bulgaria would be a good way of seeing the sights. We setout for the classical Bulgarian village of Koprivshtitsa. On route we encounter snow and slippery roads, and the benefit of having a Canadian on board becomes immediately apparent as he explains some of the finer points of driving in snow. Koprivshtitsa a nice, small, quaint village. We are lucky to be shown around a...

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