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... Town of Mostar. A glass of wine, cold pint, fresh cheese, mushroom risotto and grilled vegetables for no more than $15 or so!
We had arranged for a walking tour of Mostar the next day with our hostel owner's husband who had been in the city during the Yugoslavian war. The tour was specifically aimed at informing people of the intensity and the destruction the war had both mentally and physically on the people of Mostar. Right away we knew this was going to ...
... here as they were heading north to Romania.
Sofia is a great town. They have a free walking tour, so that scored major bonus points. I learned a lot about the city. It is really old and has been under the rule of 5 different groups. They have Roman ruins in one of the subways stations, and churches all over. There was a synagogue and mosque as well. We saw some statues and the first mall. Apparently in the communist ...
... promptly forgot again 3 minutes later. I blame the sleep deprivation. It's quite hard to sleep on a night train when every couple of hours there is a new ticket officer or border control requesting to see documentation - anyway. It's all part of the adventure.
Now it's our 18.30 departure arriving in Istanbul at 07.50 tomorrow morning!
... though drinking warm water out of a public fountain seems particularly insalubrious. Let death not come early. *During the early years of communist rule, the powers that be decided to destroy the city's remaining 50 or so mosques. Because no mosque can be used for worship if its minaret is ruined, they placed dynamite in all the minarets, save one (Sofia's single active mosque today), and blew them all up one night under the cover of a thunderstorm. The party line is that they ...
As I spend my last day in Eastern Europe before driving into Greece tomorrow, I've been contemplating the past 3 weeks, thinking about what I've really enjoyed and comparing it to my time in Western Europe.
It's really very unfair to compare to be honest, simply because of the financial situations of the different parts and also what those cities have been through. For example, Sarajevo is the ugliest city I've seen, which is something I've not tweeted on said ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Shuttle bus service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Room service