Thursday, 22 June 2017

A Simple Chicken KFC Style Shop in Yambol


Tucked away in the back street is a simple Chicken shop standing looking very isolated and sorry for itself. The business closed down a while ago. There is no real demand for KFC type places in isolated areas of Yambol as local pastries and snacks such as banitsa and princesses are far more popular with locals.

Wednesday, 21 June 2017

Maira the Yambol Guard Dog


This is Maira a local Guard Dog that does the job very well with her distinct and high decibel barking whenever a stranger approaches. Luckily I find myself not in the category of stranger with her as you can see she was greeting me with a High Five when seeing me.

Tuesday, 20 June 2017

A Closer Look at a Yambol Linden Tree Blossom


Making Linden Tea from the blossoms off Yambol Linden Trees is a favourite pastime for many Yambol Folk. After letting it dried over a few weeks is it ready for infusion and as tradition dictates, food for free being taken advantage of. And yes, I do the same myself each year whenever the opportunity arises.

Monday, 19 June 2017

Yambol's Linden Trees


Scattered throughout Yambol are the Linden trees. During mid June the wonderful scent of the blossoms send you dizzy. And of course the bonus if picking some of the blossom and drying them out gives you healthy Linden Tea! 

Sunday, 18 June 2017

Over 100000 Views on Yambol Daily Picture Blog

A landmark has been reached with over 100,000 views since my Blog Yambol Daily Picture was launched. Thanks to all who viewed to achieve this.

Saturday, 17 June 2017

New Banitsa Shop Opens Next to Yambol General Hospital


A new banitsa shop where the pastries are made on the premises have opened recently. Opposite the Yambol General Hospital is a good place for business. I can tell you that the banitsas are quality, but not too good for the health if eaten daily. Once or twice a week it becomes a special treat for breakfast. 

Friday, 16 June 2017

The Yambol Coat of Arms

Today I though it might be good to show off Yambol's coat of arms. You see this in many places in Yambol and obviously proud of the emblem.

Thursday, 15 June 2017

Bracket Mushroom in Yambol's City Park


A lovely specimen of a bracket mushroom in Yambol's City Park. Quite happy on decaying wood away from the maddening crowds and pollution. Glad to say that it will not be tampered with or destroyed by passing folk. 

Wednesday, 14 June 2017

Alexander Stamboliiski Street Leading to Yambol's City Park


During the first week of June there are celebrations in Yambol and June 5th was officially Yambol Day. Alexander Stamboliiski Street sure does show signs of this with the brightly coloured bunting leading all the way down to Yambol City Park. Don't you feel this pulling you into the park?

Tuesday, 13 June 2017

Sunday Anglers on Yambol's River Tundzha


It is Sunday afternoon and the fishing season started so no surprise to see two very happy anglers on Yambol's River Tundzha trying their luck for dinner tonight. However, today wasn't their lucky day, despite much time no fish caught on this session. 

Monday, 12 June 2017

Kabile Monastery - 6 Km from Yambol


This monastery based in Kabile is called The Birth of God’s Mother and run entirely by Nuns. Only 5 minutes drive or 15 minutes cycling from Yambol is a beautifully kept environment with a delightful garden, aviary with peacocks and and active beehives on site. Pure natural spring water is gathered here by locals and taken away in bottles on their visits, we were no exception on the day.

Sunday, 11 June 2017

A Weir On the River Tundzha


If you walk to the North End of Yambol's City Park and follow the Tundzha River North bound after just 500 metres you will arrive at a weir. This is a favourite place for Yambol folk to fish. You can see numerous fish jumping up trying to get on the higher level of water, but always failing with the water currently not too high. Lovely place but too noisy for me over time with the constant sound of the crashing water.

Saturday, 10 June 2017

A Walk in Yambol's City Park


Nothing more relaxing than walking in Yambol's City Park. Of the many walk within the park my favourite is the paved stoned path that runs parallel with the Tundzha River which you can just see to the right through the trees. Rain or shine it is a treat to have this within a few minutes away from home.

Friday, 9 June 2017

Bakadzhik Hills Monument 16 kms from Yambol


This monument stands on the top of the Bakadzhik hills seen clearly from Yambol some 16 kms away. The views from the top are grand. The Riders Motorcycle club in Yambol hold yearly events there the most recent one one a couple of weeks ago and 20th in succession.

Thursday, 8 June 2017

Back in Yambol

Well it's been a while for many reasons, but the photogenic attraction of Yambol has hit hard on one of its residents. Look forward to pictures of a City that has a talking points at every juncture!


A garage for sale in the Stara Planina area of Yambol. Seems to have been sprayed on quite a while ago so probably already sold. No guessing what is in the garage as they are used as a places of leisure and hobbies by the males of Yambol.

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