After leaving the Rozhen Monastery, I headed to Melnic to grab some lunch. Eating authentic Bulgarian cuisine is definitely something you should do on your visit here. It’s always hearty, always full of veggies and definitely healthier than in most other places throughout Europe. Plus, nearly all of the fruits and vegetables that you’ll find in your meal are grown locally – or at least from nearby Greece or Macedonia.
Once finished with lunch, my producer, Mariana, and I trekked into the ruins. Among them are churches, forts, baths and residences. it’s really interesting to see the old and new mixed together – or rather I should say the “old and the old,” since the only things here that are new are the cars parked on the pedestrian choked roadways.
The construction has been kept at least with the emphasis of the medieval style, with buttressed awnings and second floors. Stonework adorns most walls and the occasional vaulted columnar vestibule overlooks the wealthier views of the village.
Check out this video that I made of my short visit there.