Little brother syndrome can strike any town playing second fiddle to the bigger and cooler capital city. Bulgaria's second largest city, Plovdiv, is a bit like this. While the town may not be as exciting as the capital, it's not without its attractions. The pedestrianized town centre is a pleasure to stroll around. And with an abundance of street-side cafes, bars and restaurants, you never have to go too far for nourishment. The flowery pastels of the new town are in stark contract to the nearby old town. With an ancient history, remains of Roman amphitheatre and a seemingly endless supply of odeons and stadiums are scattered about the slightly more modern medieval old town. It's a easy and convenient mix of old and newish to suit all temporal tastes.