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Arrived at the train station in Istanbul to find out that actually there were no trains running to Bucharest but there was a bus replacement service. Feeling a little worried we hoped on the his which took us to a train station at the border between Turkey and Bulgaria. Thinking we would only be there for a little while we sat in the waiting room, one hour turned into two and people began to give up waiting and slept. After 4 hours a ...
... where the Banya Bashi Mosque stands is the Synagogue. There is a story related to the Jewish community of Bulgaria. During the WWII Bulgaria was on the side of German Nazis. Of course, the Bulgarian king was asked several times to send all Jewish people to the concentration camps in Germany (today's Poland). He was trying to delay the process of displacement of the Bulgarian Jews as long as he could but in the end he had to carry out an order. Therefore the trains full of ...
The room was cosy warm, but outside was below freezing, so we slept in a bit. We had a light breakfast of cereal and toast then it to have the weather. It was foggy and freezing, but at least not raining.
We walked all morning around the narrow cobble stone streets looking at ancient and magnificent sights. All the buildings are beautiful and many have been converted into art galleries and hotels. The three Roman ruins ...
... where a complete study of the culture of tribes and peoples who have once occupied present day Bulgaria from the remote past until the 18th century. It was established in 1949 as a follower and successor of the Department of Valuables, a section of the Library established in 1879 and transformed into the National
Museum in 1892 and eventually the Bulgarian Institute of Archaeology in 1921, which was the first academic institute in ...
... sleep was over, but no. I stayed under for a solid 12 hours! This is the view from my room.
The local brewski is called Zagorka. I must confess that I imbibed a couple of 'em. Not bad, not great -- full flavored lager but a bit bitter. I'll try something different tonight.
Off to do some sightseeing this morning. The guidebook describes a little walking tour of the central city. More on that later.