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... days is alcoholism. Somebody was swigging away on a beer before 1000. Even a drunk like you, Trav, wouldn't do that.
Time for my 'why is he here?' comment. Life isn't equal when it comes to money. You pass many people that are probably at best making a subsistence living, living in basic digs and not that thrilled about life, in this case, in Sofia. They see not only a stranger but also one toting a camera and must wonder if I am nuts coming here.
... quite deflated as we had made the effort to travel two hours to get there. We had a nice lunch though and walked around the town. Bulgaria definitely is a country that doesn't rely or revoke around tourism, in fact hardly anything in Sofia was written in English making it so hard for us to try and get around independently. Many locals don't speak English as well so we couldn't even ask - we tried and failed this at the metro station so we had ...
... through photos and finished my breakfast - delivered around 8:20 - a bit early - and waited for my guide, Krassie, for Krasimir, but I don't really know if this is correct. He spoke great English and was very informative and a really sweet young man. He reads a lot, doesn't watch television, has never been to McDonald's and is concerned about the environment. What a guy!
He first drove to the Rila Monastery which is in the Rila Mountains about ...
... went by fast, especially since I was too worried about time to get out my glasses to read the map and so I had to keep asking people which direction to go to see the house recommended in the guide book - Lyukov's House - that I never did find. I took a photo - or tried to - of an elderly man driving his donkey and cart. I may have seen several men or just seen him several times. I loved all the old stonework and would have loved to ...
... the bell in the tree, the yellow brick road, and tasted the fresh natural mineral water from springs running under the city. Took the recommendation from the hostel to a great restaurant in the city, quite low key and run by 3 brothers, but great food and very fun guys to banter with. The cost of food etc. in Bulgaria has been great, a pint and main meal comes to about $7AUD, with 500ml cans from the supermarket hitting the pocket ...