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Aug 17, 2017 - Ruse, Bulgaria

We continued to cruise down the Danube until we came to the port of Ruse, Bulgaria. We had a guest lecturer from the university who told us about how six local women started an organized protest in March 1987 against the atmospheric pollution emanating from the chemical factories across the river in Romania. They demonstrated how the pollution was killing their children and sickening their population. It took 12 demonstrations, but the local government finally acted and the chemical factory was closed down one year later. Pretty impressive...

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May 2, 2013 - Day 10 - Ruse & Veliko Tarnovo, Bulgaria

We actually arrived in Ruse (pronounced ru-say) sometime in the middle of the night so after our usual breakfast (of just about any breakfast food one could imagine) – we were off in the buses for a quick city tour of Ruse and then on to Veliko Tarnovo and Arbanassi. Our seats on the bus are very important (so we can take advantage of the most glass to take pictures through without glare) when traveling for 1.5 hours (like we are doing today) and we know that our fellow cruisers are typically 10-15 minutes early for every event – so Barbie...

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Jun 18, 2011 - Boating through Bulgaria - yes, back in Bulgaria

Ruse was the first port on our trip as we woke on the first day on the boat. The crew went through the customs procedure formalities whilst we dined in the breakfast restaurant. Today (17th June) we have another visit to Bulgaria, and also a city that we visited before - Ruse. Bulgaria has only 7.3 million people and a negative population growth due to a minus birth, immigration, and students studying abroad and never coming home. It is bordered by 5 countries and mostly along the Danube. They have been members of the European Union (EU)...

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Jul 18, 2007 - Bucharest to Ruse, Bulgaria

We convoyed out of Bucharest - an insanely busy city. There were originally hopes to have a police escort out of the city which were dashed, so the hotel riders had to get up at 03:30am, then taxi out to the campground on the northern edges of the City (where we had left our bikes on the way in) to meet up with the campers. There we had our rider briefing before departing as a convoy. It was basically the same exercise as coming in with two abreast and outriders - with the advantage that we were setting out early enough to avoid some of the...

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Aug 20, 2006 - Ruse

So we landed in Ruse yesterday afternoon for what was suppose to be a 2 hour lunch stop before we connected onto our next train. Turns out the train doesn't arrive till 6 am the next morning. The woman who sold us our ticket was such a grade A bitch though (excuse my french, long story) that we weren't overly surprised when we found out that little detail. But, the horseshoe continues to follow us... after a few minutes of swallowing our anger and recollecting ourselves we made way into town to grab a hotel for the night and get sorted....

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Jul 12, 2006 - Bulgaria/Romania border - Ruse

We had not planned a stop at Ruse, on the Danube River where it forms the border between Bulgaria and Romania. However, just short of the border, we realised that Alex G's Romanian visa did not start until the next day, meaning an extra night in Bulgaria. So we found one of the dodgiest campgrounds we've visited (giving Plovdiv a run for its money, which is really saying something), negotiated a fee in a variant of German with the owner/caretaker, and set up camp for the night with a firing range a few metres from the tent. Then we went off...

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