Veliko Tarnovo enters a race for the Best Town to Live in Bulgaria Title. The competition is organized by Darik Radio for yet another year. The town to claim the top spot should score best results following 30 criteria concerning the development and the quality of life in the respective town. Veliko Tarnovo, Sofia, Varna and Burgas are the towns which claimed the top honour in the previous years. Radio listeners can also cast their vote online till the end of April here:
Iskra Community Centre (between the Police Station and the Green Market) is to host a cinema again after 25 years, Yantra Dnes announced last week. The old hall will be renovated and 3 smaller contemporary halls will be formed. The reconstruction process will take at least 6-7 months meaning the new theatre (which will not be Arena) will start operating in October at the earliest. The new cinema operator is Sofia based and has movie theatres in Sofia, Plovdiv and Targovishte.
The 8th edition of Trabant Motor Show will take place on March, 18th in Veliko Tarnovo. The local Trabant Fan Club is expecting more than 80 East German cars from Bulgaria, Romania, Germany and Russia to participate in the expo.
The trabis, as some call them endearingly, will be on display at the parking lot between the Army Club Building and Marno Pole Park from 10 am till 11 am. From 11 till 12 am they will be in front of the Municipality. At 12 they will parade along the streets of Veliko Tarnovo on their way towards the parking in front of Praktiker. There Trabant owners will show off their expert driving skills. There will be prizes for best preserved vehicle and also for best car tuning.
This famous car was produced in the German Democratic Republic between the years 1957-1991 at a factory in Zwickau, during which period more than 3 million vehicles have been constructed.
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A new car boot sale in Veliko Tarnovo area will now run on the first Sunday of the month starting 2nd April. It will be located in the village of Nikyup. The following information is taken from the official FB page of the event:
All are welcome. There are no fees but donations from sellers accepted if you have a good day, any proceeds to go to worthy causes. The field will be open from 7 am for sellers and 8 am for customers.
We have a lovely enclosed and shady pitch with adjacent play park for the kids. The bacon and egg butty man is already booked so catering vendors by prior arrangement only. The bar is 50 meters away and will be providing typical Bulgarian fare and cold beer. Come and have a good day and maybe visit the ancient Roman town Nikopolis ad Istrum while you are here.
And as for the exact whereabouts:
It is very near the centre. It is on the approach if you are headed from the Resen crossroads. If you arrive from the Main Ruse Rd then you drive through the centre and past the park. Boom you are there. There will be signage.
Source: Car boot sale Nikyup /английски пазар с. Никюп
Image: Car boot sale Nikyup /английски пазар с. Никюп
I know that you are probably fed up with info about GO Airport but we do our best to keep the dream alive 🙂 So now to the actual news.
The runway at Gorna Oryahovitsa Airport is to be extended enabling flights by larger planes, it was announced yesterday by GO Mayor Dobromir Dobrev. The concessioner also wants the Municipality to establish an easement of 6000 sqm pasture lands. The request is to be discussed at the next meeting of the Municipality Council. The current length of the runway is 2450 m. Geological probes are presently underway and after their completion the exact extension of the airstrip will become known.