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Travel Blogs from Sofia
... a crucifix made by a monk who eventually went blind from carving the crucifix. The intricate details and design is befit of the beautiful monastery it is located at.
At around 1:00, we pack up, and it is pouring rain at this point, and make our way to a restaurant located a couple of minutes down the road. Famous for their trout, I decide to give that a try, even though I typically despise fish. Plate comes out and it is a whole ...
... the cathedral briefly as Andrew hadn't been in it before, then walked back to the hostel, picking up pizza slices on the way for a very late lunch. We had a quiet evening, with dinner at the hostel that was provided as part of our room cost - spaghetti with tomato sauce - and then an early night to catch up on sleep.
... re directed to our 'sleeping car.' This is a small enclosed room with 2 sets of three bunk beds stacked on top of each other. There were 3 other young people also sleeping in there. They were Bulgarian. The train was OLD,....and not comfortable at all.
We spread out the not-so-clean sheets (I slept in a sleep sack), I fluffed up my travel pillow with satin pillowcase, locked all of our bags together with our trusty cable ...
... to fight the Turks that ended the Ottoman rule in 1878.
... 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 ...