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... or reminiscent of - Kyoto's philosopher's path. And in a way, because of the old house construction, the cobbled streets, it had the aura of historical monuments - like Kyoto's many temples. It was a shame that I didn't get to spend more time there because it was so picturesque and I hardly saw anything of the museums. I went inside the Oslekov House, walked around the church yard and went inside Todor Kableshkov's house. In some ways ...
... 19th century.
Around this center, there are the houses for the now 1 million inhabitants. Some areas have flair, some less, as it goes in big towns. But buildings from the 1960's are considered old, because a lot of the houses that were built around the center around 1900 had to be removed to make room for bigger and better housing later.
But of course you also find big-city-life in Sophia. Lots of terraces, ...
... so in the end I obliged. After a quick bite to eat (cardboard pizza yuck!) we were off on our way exploring sunny Sofia with our tour guide.
The tour itself took in all the main sites of the city, and we found out some really interesting facts. When the Ottomans took over they came in and knocked down all the Christian churches to make mosques. When Ottoman rule ended, instead of knocking down all the mosques and building churches again, the Christians demolished ...
... omelet and tripe casserole. Yum! Thanks but no thanks, I don't eat anything inside an animal.
Tomorrow, we get on a bus for a two-hour ride to Plovdiv, Bulgaria's second largest city, and hope that it has good air conditioning and circulation so that we don't suffocate from other people's bad hygiene habits. Transport is cheap here: for two tickets, we paid $18. Hope it's not for seats with the chickens on the roof...
... be separated from their children again, there is a forest of hands and much cheering all round. We will let the pictures tell you the rest; suffice to say this was probably the most moving distribution of the trip.
One thing that has been bothering us is how to find some of the families who were displaced when Botevgrad Roma Community was bulldozed in September. Many of the children from that community ...