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... wind blowing my face. Thus we passed the 10hrs. from Bucharest to Sofia.
As an introduction to Bulgaria and Sophia a group of young people have organized a "free walking tour of Sophia". It is very well known and virtually all the independent travelers to Sophia take this tour.It lasts about three hours, is given in English, and is very informative. They weave in the history, politics, culture, religion as we toured the government buildings, ...
... place. I walked over to a carved wooden box I had seen before when I was with Mum; this time the metal statue of the saint lying inside the box had been dressed in purple shoes and a purple velvet robe with gold brocade. As I sat down again the priest was talking to the semicircle, which then broke up and departed.
After leaving the church I went on to the Royal Palace to visit the Ethnographical Museum and the National Gallery. On the way there, finally managed ...
... we had dancers. After this first group had performed we had another dancer come on who was chasing someone to dance with. He got his eye on Adrineh and got her up on the floor - she was fantastic - like someone born to it. Then he cast his eye over our group again and spotted Max and got him up next. He too was fantastic and I think surprised us all with his moves.
Then it was time to pile on the bus and head back to the hotel. What a fun night.
From the Court of Justice we moved to the St. Nedelia Church which is a place where the last Bulgarian king was supposed to be assassinated. Basically the communists wanted to end up the period of the Bulgarian Kingdom so they decided to blow up the church while there was a ceremony inside. Their main target was obviously the king who was centralizing all the power in the country. In order to prepare the attack the communists bribed one of the guards and put ...
... And the highlight was possibly the ornate orthodox church.
It was very cold so we welcomed the warmth of a restaurant for lunch. We have now discovered that Bulgaria is cheap... ridiculous chap for food, so we took advantage of this to have a huge flash and extravagant three course lunch. Fresh cooked lasagne, duck breast, kofta in garlic sauce, hot drinks all round, a beer, and dessert for a total of 25 lev - that's around $ ...