Vitosha Hostel

23 Solunska Street, Sofia, 1000, Bulgaria | Hostel
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Travel Blogs from Sofia

TWO BULGARIAN GEMS

A travel blog entry by tezzatravels on Aug 16, 2014

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... The place suggested solemnity. The faithful were passing very close to the main iconostasis, a sector better reserved for the devoted. There was a massive, low gold chandelier, perhaps 30' wide. The entire effect of Rila Monastery was strong. No surprise it is called the Bulgarian Jerusalem.

We were off by 1130. The decision had been made to go straight to Sofia [I was fine with that]. Suddenly there is a second [dare I say real] final group dinner [save for ...

A Brief Flirt With Sofia

A travel blog entry by cannesorbust on Aug 15, 2013

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... guesthouse up the road. He took us to the tunnel museum and we got to go inside the actual tunnel. (To keep this short, I won't explain the tunnel, just google tunnel sarajevo). We also visited the olympic bobsled track that was later used by snipers during the siege of Sarajevo, and the road in central Sarajevo known as "sniper alley". (Again, use google) Haris was something else. It was easily 105 out. He was in a short sleeve button down and long pants. I asked him why ...

Journey to Bulgaria

A travel blog entry by jaclyn.brian on Feb 09, 2013

3 comments, 43 photos

... of the Cold War) and made our way to the small Church of St. Petka of the Saddlers, which sits below ground level, a sign of its age (the city having been built up around it over time). Nearby, partially excavated remnants of Roman constructs sat under tarps (even now, pieces of the city's history are being uncovered, including a coliseum believed to be nearly as large as the one in Rome). When then stepped into the Square of Tolerance. A site that would be unique in ...

Sofia, Bulgaria

A travel blog entry by chrisandhana on Jul 20, 2012

1 comment, 11 photos

... The statue of Sofia you see in the photos was constructed after the Iron Curtain fell and the statue of Lenin was removed from the spot. The local's were used to having a statue there and, despite her having absolutely nothing to do with the city other than coincidentally having the same name, they decided to erect a statue of St Sofia. She holds an owl symbolising knowledge.

Sofia is unique in that it is the only European capital city not to be located either ...

The key to our success

A travel blog entry by trusselltrust on Aug 16, 2011

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Now I did say that all was well and it was until we got home from dinner tonight only to discover that Alice had lost the key to the girls' room. We are clearly going to have watch Alice as a theme seems to be developing. A light bit of breaking and entering later access to the room was acheived. We await with bated breath to see what young Hudson will think up for us tomorrow.

Right. Here ...

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