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... chance of leaving it until tomorrow and then the tickets selling out before I get there. After buying the tickets successfully I walked back to the hostel, where I met back up with Kate. She wrote a couple of postcards before we set off again on our next excursion.
Our first stop (other than to grab slices of pizza for lunch) was the post office, where she got stamps for the postcards she'd just written. Our next port of call ...
We have left Bucharest, Romania and have a new guide Dafina.
Now the language is well beyond us, lots of characters similar to the Russian alphabet. An example of us being so confused, once we crossed the border into Bulgaria, we stopped at a city the size of Toowoomba. On the seats the letters P Y C E, now that looks simple but it spelt ROUSSE, figure that one. We have a capital A with no horizontal line, that ...
... li>Blokes were singing archipela in the very specky Alexander Nevsky Patriarchal Memorial church, sounded fantastic. Took vid but bloke got upset. Saw Mikey doing it so thort was OK. Normally the guide warns you and there are signs everywhere but did not notice anything. get story
... talking about American politics, the chance of war in Syria and just life. I then encountered a man who yelled at me for speaking English in Bulgaria and began to scream about American Imperialism. I was honestly taken aback, because I thought I would suffer from Anti-Semitism long before Anti-Americanism. The Bulgarians that I was with shot back at the man and the restaurant staff even kicked him out. They apologized to me ...
We were warned not to come to Sofia back when we were in Plovdid. Our guesthouse manager Hstro has asked us where we were headed next – when we told him that we're going to Sofia, he gave a disappointed sigh.
“If you must go there, I strongly suggest only staying one night.”
“Oh...we're staying for two nights,” we replied.
He looked down and shook his head. I felt bad, and decided to soften the blow.