Travel Blogs from Sofia
Not much to say about this place, it was more a connection stop than a city stop. Sore ANOTHER church, then had macca's and that was my Sophia experience. Although buying alcohol was a pretty funny experience, it was just this little window literally on the ground, and they spoke no English. So we are pretty much lying down on the street talking to these dudes in a floor window explaining what drinks we wanted ...
... unsafe. Woah tomorrow will be tough. BUT our day in Sofia was not ruined by this thought as we had a delicious meal at an authentic bulgarian restaurant! I had a pork stew which was sublime!
Lastly we grabbed our stuff and walked to the station! Tonight is officially Charlys first night interrailling! See you at a ridiculous time in the morning Serbia. Please be delayed.
A quick update from the train:
Boarding the train it felt ...
Sofia - Bulgaria: Capital city - visited plenty of churches and monuments today. First icon we noticed on arrival was the Macdonalds symbol - doesn't matter where you are in the world, they seem to be there. In the afternoon visited Rila Monastery about 2 hours out of town in the mountains - Sofia is surrounded by mountains. Christine enjoyed the Monastery, although it was difficult as it bucketed with ...
... train station next door. There was some great socialist realism design stuff going on there. At least that was my impression. I tried to walk on Maria Luisa farther down but ended up on a highway with no sidewalk so I turned back and decided to have some lunch, sit in the sun and people watch. Bulgarians smoke a lot and there appears to be a tendency toward being overweight. There were some very skinny young women however. I got to ...
... the next day.
Our tour guide was awesomely odd. He was a long haired guy hippie guy who looked like he could have been in a medieval mini series (see picture). You could tell he had his little tour script where he would bundle out tonnes of information in his slightly incomprehensible Bulgarian accent. You had a warning when he was going to tell a joke as his super serious face would suddenly break into this enormous Cheshire cat smile as he would tell ...
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