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Explore #122: Locomotive Train Graveyard, Kaloyanovets, Bulgaria – February 2015

On the way from Buzludzha back to the airport, we just had time to pay a brief visit to this train graveyard, set in a decrepit two-horse town in rural Bulgaria. History There isn’t really much to report about Kaloyanovets – if you Google the town’s name the first search result refers to a train derailment on 12 July 2014 which killed the driver and injured seven passengers and staff, and part of the train was still present and cordoned…

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Explore #121: Buzludzha Monument, Bulgaria – January 2015

I’ve got another one of my XXL supersized reports for you this time – the tale of three days spent up a snowy mountain top in the wilds of Bulgaria to see this little beauty… There were a few sore heads and bleary eyes the morning after our boozy arrival in Plovdiv and my late night explore of an ancient Roman amphitheatre, but we loaded up our hire cars and drove through the uninspiring Bulgarian lowlands towards something far more…

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Explore #120: Philippopolis amphitheatre, Plovdiv, Bulgaria – January 2015

And now for something a wee bit different! In January I was lucky enough to spend a fantastic long weekend with some of my best exploring buddies (and some new friends) in Bulgaria. The main aim of our trip was to spend three days exploring the incredible abandoned former communist party headquarters of the Buzludzha Monument – a Bond Villain HQ-esque monolith perched on a mountain top. My photos from there are coming up next… …but first, here’s a few…

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