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Day 32 - Tour Day 30 - Istanbul to Sofia, Bulgaria, Sofia, Bulgaria travel blog

Day 32 - Tour Day 30 - Istanbul to Sofia, Bulgaria

A travel blog entry by jonoscott

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Heading to Bulgaria today, a long 8 hour drive apparently (including stops) so plenty of time to sleep. Turns out that although I felt good yesterday, today I feel terrible, my ear is blocked completely and apart from the lack of hearing, it's quiet ...

Sofia...well, at least the name is beautiful, Sofia, Bulgaria travel blog

Sofia...well, at least the name is beautiful

A travel blog entry by ivanandvlad

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... shamelessly, but she kept shaking her head at him. As we were to learn later, is that shaking the head in Bulgaria actually means 'yes'!! We went to a recommended nightclub called 'Nightflight'. Ivan and Vlad felt very nostalgic. However there was no one ...

Germs, Sofia, Bulgaria, Bulgaria travel blog

Germs

A travel blog entry by londonpenguin

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... . At some point in the 1950s, the Pomaks were moved from the Rhodope Mountains and resettled in small towns in northern Bulgaria because the Communist regime thought that the Pomaks would capitulate to or possibly even aid a Turkish invasion. So apart ...

Sofia, Sofia, Bulgaria travel blog

Sofia

A travel blog entry by leann-robyn

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Sofia was our first stop in Bulgaria. We really didn't get a chance to see much of Sofia as we were completely rained out for the second of our two days here. What we did see though, made us wish we had more time to explore it. Our first day in Bulgaria ...

Greetings from Sofia, Sofia, Bulgaria travel blog

Greetings from Sofia

A travel blog entry by reece.carter

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Pinch and a punch! Hope you all had a happy halloween! They celebrate it here (in Bulgaria!!!), so we GAPpers (minus Chris A...he couldn't come to Bulgaria with us this week and is coming on his own later on) borrowed a couple of jack-o-lanterns from a ...

Ho scoperto l'acqua calda, Sofia, Bulgaria travel blog

Ho scoperto l'acqua calda

A travel blog entry by sirfermor

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... un'offerta libera. » un peccato che a Milano ancora nessuno abbia pensato di farlo. Con lui visito le chiese ortodosse di Sofia, tra cui l'imponente cattedrale di Aleksander Nevski, con la sua cupola dorata che brilla sotto il sole, la moschea della ...

Goodbye fellas, Sofia, Bulgaria travel blog

Goodbye fellas

A travel blog entry by magnumcy

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... quick goodbye I hopped on my first flight to Frankfurt where I had a lovely three hour layover, then a flight to Sofia.  On the approach to Bulgaria the pilot decided about a few hundred feet up that he didn't like the angle so he gunned the ...

Day 5: Belgrade to Sofia, Sofia, Bulgaria travel blog

Day 5: Belgrade to Sofia

A travel blog entry by akadhikari

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... time we crossed over to Indian border in Sunauli, near Gorakhpur.  We'd hoped to see the Vitosha mountain, as we entered Sofia however the weather didn't permit. We found the hotel with relative ease this time around. After checking in, we went to ...

Presidency: Changing of the Guards, Sofia, Bulgaria travel blog

Presidency: Changing of the Guards

A travel blog entry by greekcypriot

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Changing of the guards: Outside the Presidency of Sofia I heard the natural sound of those goose-steps in the hourly changing of the guard ceremony. The guards normally change every hour on the hour. If however you drop by the first Wednesday of the ...

The lorry arrives!, Scravena, Bulgaria travel blog

The lorry arrives!

A travel blog entry by trusselltrust

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... for friendly staff and good quality clothing by the way). All the money generated by Second Chance goes back into the Bulgaria projects to help the Trussell Trust Bulgaria to cover its running costs. Meetings with Mr Petkov to finalise our distribution ...

Day 2 - Joined by the Girls, Sofia, Bulgaria travel blog

Day 2 - Joined by the Girls

A travel blog entry by bedford10

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... I had stopped in the previous afternoon. After spending several hours chatting away in the bar, we continued to show the girls Sofia's cathedral before heading back once more to the hostel. For dinner we wanted to try some Bulgarian cuisine and found a ...

Ce n'est qu'un au revoir?, Sofia, Bulgaria travel blog

Ce n'est qu'un au revoir?

A travel blog entry by gadelle

... of all we had a hearty breakfast, provided by this most excellent hostel (Hostel Mostel, for anyone looking for a place to stay in Sofia), then we set out to find the two or three things we hadn't seen on Sunday, such as the oldest preserved Church in ...

The Salami Route, Oogamaflop, Bulgaria travel blog

The Salami Route

A travel blog entry by jeznkez

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... on not sending anymore packages home). We climbed aboard the Bosfor Ekspresi which would take us out of Turkey, right across Bulgaria and as far as Bucharest, the capital of Romania. Our conductor was an eastern european prototype with large moustache ...

Bulgaria in 26 Hours, Sofia Region, Bulgaria travel blog

Bulgaria in 26 Hours

A travel blog entry by caseygcrosbie

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So, I have officially seen most of rural Bulgaria by Train.  I took an overnight train out of Istanbul heading for Bucharest, Romania. The train was easily from the 1950's. The conductor was as well. We hit the border at approximately 2 am. They woke ...

Sofia, Sofia, Bulgaria travel blog

Sofia

A travel blog entry by spsadventures

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... a Roman sarcophagus, so I made the (incorrect) assumption that they had stuff from all over. Actually, everything there is from Bulgaria. The Romans controlled the area for a while, so it makes sense that they found some Roman artifacts. The Ottoman ...

Up in the mountains, Sofia, Bulgaria travel blog

Up in the mountains

A travel blog entry by gadelle

... a monastery for an hour and a half. Somehow, such things make sense. Because, after all, it was the BIGGEST monastery in Bulgaria and the NUMBER ONE spot for pilgrimages in the country, or so I've read. Getting there was maybe not half the fun, but ...

Sofia 2008, Sofia, Bulgaria travel blog

Sofia 2008

A travel blog entry by love1017

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... my week of travelling without their support. And so I wanted to dedicate this entry to the rural folk of Bulgaria - those weathered sun-kissed faces whose wide smile releaves a few missing teeth. Those hard working agrarians whose simple honesty, ...

Sleeping at the top of the mountain, Rila, Bulgaria travel blog

Sleeping at the top of the mountain

A travel blog entry by p45

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We left Sofia late around 2pm after having some good soup at a soup restaurant.  We drove to Rila and past it to a monastery high up in the mountains.  It was pissing with rain so we decided to drive up to the top to get above the clouds. ...

Day 3, Sofia, Bulgaria travel blog

Day 3

A travel blog entry by jcq67

After a big nap yesterday afternoon Jacquie felt really good.  Her feet looked like a normal pink colour which is a positive change.  They are still puffy though.  We are hoping to see little improvements every day.  Jacquie was able ...

Hiking and Fishing in Bulgaria, Sofia, Bulgaria travel blog

Hiking and Fishing in Bulgaria

A travel blog entry by thecrabbs

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Paul and Erin Smith drove us about an hour out of the city today into the beautiful country-side of Bulgaria, a small town called Majare.  Paul and Titus spent several hours fly fishing, and Daniela and Erin explored around the river and a small ...

Istanbul to Sofia, Sofia, Bulgaria travel blog

Istanbul to Sofia

A travel blog entry by sethandholly

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Bulgaria to Serbia by bike, Pirot, Serbia and Montenegro travel blog

Bulgaria to Serbia by bike

A travel blog entry by sethandholly

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The Byzantine Glory, Sofia, Bulgaria travel blog

The Byzantine Glory

A travel blog entry by whk2006

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... the destinations of 2006". The wait may be over and their time is almost here. -------------------------------------------------------------------- In Your Pocket Guide: Sofia A NYT Article: Sofia, Bulgaria: An Ancient City That Wears Its History ...

History, show tunes and a quicky, Sofia, Bulgaria travel blog

History, show tunes and a quicky

A travel blog entry by peyton

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... dignitaries) it dominates the grounds with Vitosha looming behind it, a pure symbol of power.† The collection spans Bulgaria's history from prehistoric times through Bronze Age, Thracian, Roman, Byzantine, medieval Bulgarian, Ottoman and revolutionary ...

St. Alexander Nevsky Cathedral -Sofia, Sofia, Bulgaria travel blog

St. Alexander Nevsky Cathedral -Sofia

A travel blog entry by greekcypriot

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... bell tower it reaches 50.52m.   It is one of the largest Eastern Orthodox cathedrals in the world and one of Sofia's symbols, built in Neo-Byzantine style, a cross-domed basilica featuring an emphasized central dome. It is said that the ...

Sofia, Sofia, Bulgaria travel blog

Sofia

A travel blog entry by b.a.manzella

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... to a party and met some of her friends. She cooked, and showed me around the town. I met up with an Argentinian friend I had met in Belgrade, Emmanual, we went for a coffee at a nice place called Apartment. Check it out the next time you're in ...

Bulgaria, Sofia, Bulgaria travel blog

Bulgaria

A travel blog entry by j.mccrary

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Took an overnight train from Istanbul to Sofia, Bulgaria. The trip took 14 hours and at 3am all the passengers were herded off the train and forced to sit outside in the middle of nowhere for two hours while Turkish customs officials processed passports. ...

Eastward Ho, Sofia, Bulgaria travel blog

Eastward Ho

A travel blog entry by peyton

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... I make this Negroni. Is not popular drink.') †-- and why would anyone with a grain of intelligence be ordering a Negroni in Bulgaria? †Mariela tells me tomorrow will be busier. 'Israel day.' †I ask her to teach me how to say the pleasantries: ...

The kids, Rila, Bulgaria travel blog

The kids

A travel blog entry by londonpenguin

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... the Cyrillic alphabet (it was a first-grade classroom), and also showed us the kids' workbooks and talked a little about education in Bulgaria. He said kids don't start first grade till the age of seven, and there are only between 18 and 26 children in a ...

Playing it safe, Sofia, Bulgaria travel blog

Playing it safe

A travel blog entry by peyton

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... I neglected to photograph.† The guard with the fearsome feather is one of four guarding the Presidency, the offices of Bulgaria's leader, located directly behind the hotel. They perform the typical slow motion goose-step changing of the guard each ...

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