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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Pets allowed
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... a crucifix made by a monk who eventually went blind from carving the crucifix. The intricate details and design is befit of the beautiful monastery it is located at.
At around 1:00, we pack up, and it is pouring rain at this point, and make our way to a restaurant located a couple of minutes down the road. Famous for their trout, I decide to give that a try, even though I typically despise fish. Plate comes out and it is a whole ...
... little anecdote. From my time in Tahoe I remembered a couple of Bulgarian phrases that were instrumental in breaking the ice with people. One phrase was "I am smart and good looking" which of course would prompt eye-rolling in a lot of cases. The main one I would use when people asked what I did for work back in the states. In Bulgarian I would answer, "I am a bartender. I am a bartender that's fast like lightning." Everyone got a kick out of that.
... hanging out with Ina and her daughter Monika, her friend Angela and her husband Momchil. We had fun telling Monika stories about mushrooms (upon her request), eating yummy food and peeking at the TV to keep an eye on the score of Bulgaria's first qualifying match for Euro 2016 against Azerbaijan (which we won 2-1).
Today had been another exciting day, but switching to beer and wine in the afternoon really does help one go to sleep more easily. :)
... for the bus I met a Dutch mother and daughter who are travelling around Europe for three weeks. They are coming up to Sofia tonight too, but are getting the later bus. We exchanged information and will hopefully get together tomorrow for lunch or something. None of us really know what to expect from Sofia.
The bus ride was a lot nicer than I had expected. It was a five hour ride, I had two seats to myself, and each seat had their own TV in the ...
It was here that we also tried rakia, an intensely strong liquor found throughout the Balkans (although Bulgaria lays claim to its origin) that is the country's national drink and a mirror of the pálinka we had tried in Hungary a week prior. Considering its alcohol content (at least 40% in most cases, and higher in others), rakia was surprisingly easy to drink, although doing so was, understandably, a slow process. I also tried Kamenitza, one of the ...