Arena di Serdica Residence Hotel
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... produced some plastic glasses from her bag and treated us to a taste of a national special fruit drink whose name again I could not get but it was good. She then marched us to a tea shop that specializes in Rose tea. That too was wonderful. She explained that only a singular variety of rose, mainly grown in Bulgaria is suitable for extracting the rose oil which is use in the tea and on the skin as a anti-wrinkle cream apparently. It is very expensive ...
... was a little shrine to St George next to the outside wall.
The Ethnographical Museum was interesting, just as I thought it would be. I didn't know that Bulgaria was a major silk producer in Ottoman times, after silkworms were introduced to Byzantium from China. It didn't say exactly why Bulgaria was such a centre of the silk industry, but maybe it was because to breed silkworms you need lots of mulberry trees for them to feed on, and Bulgaria had/ has exactly the ...
... on the same route. We agreed to stuck together worried that we'd be left in the middle of Bulgaria on our own with no clue what was going on. A women on the same bus told us our plan was wise and that the train stations the ticket officer was listing were really small with unreliable trains. After a few more hours the bus stopped at a train station that was empty we all had to de camp from the bus and get on a deserted train. ...
... my cousins :)
After that we headed towards the Banya Bashi Mosque. Behind the mosque there are public thermal baths and then we walked a little bit further to try how the local mineral springs taste. They are supposed to have healing effects so many people (of course some tourists but especially local people) were coming to refill their bottles. The water was boiling, though (it had certainly more than 40°C).
Another place of worship located just across ...
... as they were found.
After the museum, we walked by the National Art gallery (formerly the palace of the Bulgarian king when Bulgaria was still a monarchy, before WW II), then walked by the National Theater where we found a little German Christmas market. In addition to mulled wine, German sausages and sauerkraut and waffles and beer, there were also arts and crafts made by current students of my old high school - they ...