All 45 children and their teachers took a specially arranged for them bus and traveled for an hour from Doganovo to Plovdiv – the second largest city in Bulgaria.
Several of our volunteers from Sofia and Plovdiv greeted them in the city downtown and all headed to the cozy pizza restaurant Godzila to have lunch before going for a stroll in old town Plovdiv. The lunch menu included delicious parlenki (type of flat bread), baked potato casseroles, and pizzas – all children’s favorites! Moreover, everyone got very excited when the manager of the pizza place surprised us with a gift from the restaurant – a large piece of cake for everyone!
The tour started from the Ancient Stadium and Dzhumaya Mosque. The group then headed to the old town and visited the Church of the Holy Mother of God and then the Lamartine’s House. Further down, everyone was impressed by the Ancient Theater and finally by the view of Plovdiv seen from Nebet Hill. Lots of photos captured the interesting places we visited.
After enjoying the old town of Plovdiv for about two hours, our friends had to head back to Doganovo but they had a great day in Plovdiv and we are looking forward to our next adventure with them!
We would like to give special thanks to our Free Plovdiv Tour guides Mariyana and Veselina for contributing to this amazing for the kids experience!