Bulgaria 18 September: Targovishte - Nova Zagora

long, long running in the mountains

We started our day in Targovishte...

...long, long running...

...we reached Omurtag...

...a nice welcome at the main square...

...the deputy mayor received the torch...

Thank you Omurtag for the nice welcome!

...a historical village...

...the hill works start...

...we picked up some luck...

...as we approached Sliven, local runners joined in...

...a nice welcome at the city sign...

...the mayor of Sliven welcomed us with kind words...

...traditional performances...

Thank you Sliven for the warm welcome!

...our last meeting brought us to Nova Zagora. A small group of nicely dressed kids awaited us eagerly....

...a very heartfelt meeting...

Thank you Nova Zagora for the friendship!