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Bulgaria

3.3 km (2.0 miles) NW of Veselinovo, Shumen, Bulgaria
Approx. altitude: 320 m (1049 ft)
([?] maps: Google MapQuest Multimap world confnav)
Antipode: 43°S 153°W

Click on any of the images for the full-sized picture.

#2: Buildings where we parked our car #3: Northern view of confluence area (you can see the sheep) #4: Panoramic Southern view of mountains (sorry it was hazy that day) #5: My wife and her father a few meters from the confluence #6: Money Shot

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  43°N 27°E (visit #1)  

#1: Bunch of trees at the confluence area (northern view I believe)

(visited by Sean Allen, Velina Allen and Nikolay Tchobanov)

03-Jan-2001 -- My first trip outside the US was to my wife's native country Bulgaria, and I was determined to make it worthwhile. We were staying in Sliven so there were 2 confluences in the vicinity - N43E26 and N43E27. N43E27 was a little closer, about 60km (straight line - a 2 hour drive) and it looked to be about 300m from a nearby road. Well, not only is Garmin's Worldmap way off (close to useless in Bulgaria) but it's probably based on some of the Bulgarian maps which also showed it close to the road. The 300m turned into a 2km hike up foothills and forest. The actual confluence is on a steep hill so I had trouble getting a perfect money shot of the coordinates, and besides that sheep herders were gathering close by curious to what we were up to, and we didn't want any trouble. I had hoped that the confluence lay before the forest line began so I could get a beautiful southern shot of the mountains but it ended up being 200 meters or so deep into the woods, so there's not much of a view at the actual confluence itself, but I included a southern mountain shot about 250 meters south of the confluence, and a northern shot of the confluence area from a kilometer or so away.


 All pictures
#1: Bunch of trees at the confluence area (northern view I believe)
#2: Buildings where we parked our car
#3: Northern view of confluence area (you can see the sheep)
#4: Panoramic Southern view of mountains (sorry it was hazy that day)
#5: My wife and her father a few meters from the confluence
#6: Money Shot
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