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28 Days Later, Sofia, Bulgaria travel blog

28 Days Later

A travel blog entry by foolsgold

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... The cops come to our compartment, ask the two old dears who had been crossing themselves for the last ten minutes where they're from... "Bulgaria" they say in unison. "OK", the guy says.... Then to me. "British", say I. "WHAT?" "Er, English?" "OK" ...

How We Ended Up In A Sofia Strip Club Is......, Sofia, Bulgaria travel blog

How We Ended Up In A Sofia Strip Club Is......

A travel blog entry by foolsgold

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"You are so fucking money and you don't even know it. You're like a bear with these big fucking claws and the ladies are like bunny rabbits, and you're looking at your claws and you're thinking, how can I kill this bunny with these claws?" Swingers ...

Sofia and Rila Monastery, Sofia, Bulgaria travel blog

Sofia and Rila Monastery

A travel blog entry by lucinate

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A bus and cab ride later we were in Sofia, capital of Bulgaria. The weather had turned horrible and cold again so we had to pull out the gortex. There were no Bulgarian grannies to meet us at the bus station so we had to find a hostel. Our first dorm ...

From Grey to Green., Veliko Tarnovo, Bulgaria travel blog

From Grey to Green.

A travel blog entry by globedecker

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... in Southern Oregon. Of course the occasional horse-drawn cart trotting down the shoulder of the highway would punctuate that Bulgaria isn't Oregon. Unfortunately for Katie, she missed a few of the beautiful views since she was entranced watching "Pretty ...

Into Bulgaria, Sofia, Bulgaria travel blog

Into Bulgaria

A travel blog entry by globedecker

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He Said: So after an interesting (and surprisingly relaxing) fourteen hour train ride we arrived today in the capital of Bulgaria, Sofia. Having a private sleeping car makes riding the rails quite pleasant! It was sort of a strange coincidence that ...

Sites, sun and mojitos, Sofia, Bulgaria travel blog

Sites, sun and mojitos

A travel blog entry by tracystravels

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Took a cushy bus to Sofia today...walked through the construction site in the hotel lobby to our triple room, battling dust and other musty smells, had lunch at Micky d's...saw 3 historical churches including one from Roman times, the ...

Veliko Tarnovo, Veliko Tarnono, Bulgaria travel blog

Veliko Tarnovo

A travel blog entry by lraleigh

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Varna, Varna, Bulgaria travel blog

Varna

A travel blog entry by lraleigh

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Not too much happening in Sofia, Sofia, Bulgaria travel blog

Not too much happening in Sofia

A travel blog entry by orizarska

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3 weeks of catching up over coffees and beers. A lot of coffees and a lot of beers. That was ...

The oldest city in Europe..., Plovdiv, Bulgaria travel blog

The oldest city in Europe...

A travel blog entry by tracystravels

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According to historians, Plovdiv is one of the oldes towns in Europe...even older than Rome, Athens and Constantinople (Istanbul).  Tomorrow will see most of the sites before jumping onto an overnight train to Istanbul....including another Roman ...

The sun is out..., Veliko Turnovo, Bulgaria travel blog

The sun is out...

A travel blog entry by tracystravels

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... on a fairly new train from Bucharest to Veliko Turnovo, (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tarnovo) the former capital of Bulgaria, was uneventful save a few delays at the border stops. Staying in a few pensions hugging the rocks of the hillside of ...

afternoon/evening in Hostel Mostel, Sofia, Bulgaria travel blog

afternoon/evening in Hostel Mostel

A travel blog entry by sojanet

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The only visitors... wherever we go, Plovdiv, Bulgaria travel blog

The only visitors... wherever we go

A travel blog entry by sojanet

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... 8am.  When it hit 9am and we were not in Plodiv, we got worried.  Plodiv is the second largest city in Bulgaria; yet, endless grassy plains stretched out the train window.  Natasha got really paranoid and kept going to the conductor's room ...

Detour, Shumen, Bulgaria travel blog

Detour

A travel blog entry by lucinate

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... in Lille. They`d both been to Oz so had no trouble understanding our sense of humour and slang! The train crossed over into Bulgaria and stopped at a place called Ruse. The weather did the turn around and pissed down. The romanians with all the bags ...

Veliko Tarnovo and Plovdiv, Veliko Tarnovo, Bulgaria travel blog

Veliko Tarnovo and Plovdiv

A travel blog entry by lucinate

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Veliko Tarnovo When we finally arrived in Veliko centre, Simon was marked by an old lady who had numerous rooms in a block of flats on the hill and a really annoyingly squeaky voice. The view was great, but I've seen better bathrooms! We were all ...

Wedding in Varna, Varna, Bulgaria travel blog

Wedding in Varna

A travel blog entry by orizarska

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My beautifull cousin Anna tied the knot with Boris in a folk ceremony in Varna, the summer  capital of Bulgaria. It was a propper wedding! I was the made of honor and as such (without prior notice) was asked to participate in the enterntainment ...

The Istanbul Islands, Sofia, Bulgaria travel blog

The Istanbul Islands

A travel blog entry by madman96

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Phin and I wake up leisurely and head over to pick up Debra and Kim at their hotel.  After realizing why they woke up covered in glitter, we all head down to the harbor to catch a ferry to the neighboring island of Heybeliada.  A brief, yet ...

Rila Monastery, Blagoevgrad, Bulgaria travel blog

Rila Monastery

A travel blog entry by sojanet

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... eventually led us to the monastery!  Because today was Sunday (or because this is such a big destination), half of Bulgaria's population was visiting the monastery.  The frescoes were from 19th C and were indeed impressive.  I was admiring ...

Veliko Tarnovo: ancient fortress capital, Valiko Tarnovo, Bulgaria travel blog

Veliko Tarnovo: ancient fortress capital

A travel blog entry by technotrekker

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... sate my religious fervour however so off I went to the neighbouring town of Arbanassi, to what Lonely Planet calls 'one of Bulgaria's most interesting churches'. Set like a barn on a gentle slope of grass and spring flowers, it has a deliberately low ...

Plovdiv: almost mugged!, Plovdiv, Bulgaria travel blog

Plovdiv: almost mugged!

A travel blog entry by technotrekker

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... the Med to my final destination - the UK. Outside it's pouring rain and I'm back in a land of Cyrillics again - this time Bulgaria - already a world away from the aridity of the Middle East. I must admit that it has been good to get out of Turkey ...

Travelling through Romania & Bulgaria, Varna, Bulgaria travel blog

Travelling through Romania & Bulgaria

A travel blog entry by worldofbintang

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... sad to think about all the people who had been killed in 1989. After nearly 2 weeks in Romania we crossed the border into Bulgaria and had an interesting 5 days in Veliko Tarnovo, the old capital. Vinnie, Paul and I stayed in a great little hostel run ...

Chapter 48: Entering Eastern Europe, Sofia, Bulgaria travel blog

Chapter 48: Entering Eastern Europe

A travel blog entry by easyread

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... Go Europe 2003" (not ideal, but useful for places that won't warrant individual guidebook purchases), and bought a bus ticket to Sofia, Bulgaria for the next morning. The bus trip yesterday was long (9 hours) and dull, and it was broken up only by ...

Long-term winter travel - pros and cons, Somewhere over Romania, Egypt travel blog

Long-term winter travel - pros and cons

A travel blog entry by technotrekker

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I've had a few questions from readers about the practicalities and logistics of travelling through Arctic conditions and northern winters, and I know I was concerned about the extreme cold before I got there, so in the hope that it's useful for future ...

Sofia the no-man land, Sofia, Bulgaria travel blog

Sofia the no-man land

A travel blog entry by sojanet

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... , alcohol unimaginably cheap.  It is Saturday night and Sofia supposedly has good night life, but we should get some beauty sleep for tomorrow's trip.  We are visiting the best sightseeing place in Bulgaria: Rila ...

Sofia - A Balkan Oasis, Sofia, Bulgaria travel blog

Sofia - A Balkan Oasis

A travel blog entry by jackdrury

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... , but I did it anyway. Perhaps because I could. Chapter 2 When trains pass through the rugged border crossing between Bulgaria and Serbia and Montenegro, the Bulgarian border guards meet the train, collect everyone's passport and then walk one kilometre ...

Mystical Rila Monastery, Rila mountains, Bulgaria travel blog

Mystical Rila Monastery

A travel blog entry by technotrekker

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... interesting and not sugar coated which should appeal to many. Catch you next time. TT Great Brands of the World - Bulgaria With a pretty simple message plastered all over the country it's not so surprising that I am now very inclined randomly ...

Entering Europe, Sofia, Bulgaria travel blog

Entering Europe

A travel blog entry by jambo

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... great English, Tanzanians and Kenyans likewise. Things dropped off as we went up through the Middle East and dropped another level in Bulgaria. And we know that very few people over the age of 25 speak any English at all in Slovakia. Having said that, ...

Turkish Reflections, The Train, Bulgaria travel blog

Turkish Reflections

A travel blog entry by jackdrury

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... of Turkey. There's a big Y on the banknotes and for some reason I started calling them Yentils. On the way to Sofia Bulgaria, I asked Ellen to read a few of my notes. When I finished she asked "Aren't you going to write something nice about ...

Sofia, Sofia, Bulgaria travel blog

Sofia

A travel blog entry by lraleigh

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Sofia at art hostel, jess wenstrom, rila, meeting with nikolay minkov uconomics, abandoned factories and hand labor in fields from train, harvesting hay. Sofia trams. Playing music, walking around the churches and streets, belowground stores, Hostel ...

Confessions of a Traveling Movie Nut, The Train...Further Along, Bulgaria travel blog

Confessions of a Traveling Movie Nut

A travel blog entry by jackdrury

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... hookah. An hour later as the sun began to rise, my fantasy girl Tatiana at my side, we started westwards toward Sofia, Bulgaria. Sleepless but excited, the phantom blonde and I sat looking out the train window; watching for old missile silos the Russians ...

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