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... famous Viennese theatre architects Hermann Helmer and Ferdinand Fellner, was finished in 1906 and opened on 3 January 1907. The building was extensively damaged by a fire in 1923 during an ...
... happened. I was impressed and it gave me a much better impression of Bulgarians, then I had previously.
On my last Friday before I arrive in Israel, Elena and I visited the Aladga Monastery, one of many cave monasteries that existed during the 13th and 14th centuries. It was incredible to see how the monks lived in these small spaces, because I kept hitting my head in the complex. It was very pretty, ...
... with his spotty skin and unfashionable glasses turned out to be an inoffensive but vaguely amusing friend for the next two nights. He was kind enough to warn us every time before beginning his daily exercises, which could be anything from situps in his bunk bed, to a full-blown pushup routine which he would conduct on the wooden dormitory floor.
Sofia had a lot of churches and a nice amount of cafes, but it wasn't a special city; merely a nondescript, ...
... There may have been arbors elsewhere, but the streets were certainly lined with them with the little grape leaf buds.
We parked on the road below the monastery since the parking lot was filled - Saturday being a very popular day to visit the monastery. We entered the courtyard surrounded with tiers of arches containing rooms for the 800 monks who once lived here. Now there are only 3 monks who provide morning and evening services daily. ...
... or the whole place is going to get soaked every time I use the shower.
June 17th - A slightly later than planned start after a nice lie in to catch up on the sleep missed yesterday morning. My alarm had been set for 8am but that was quickly turned off! After flooding the bathroom and having breakfast I headed out to explore more of Sofia.
I headed out down Vitosha Boulevard and after apssing Sv Nedelya I stopped briefly at the Sheraton Hotel which occupies part ...
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