Best Western Hotel Expo
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- Airport Transportation
- Minbar in room
- Wireless internet connection in public areas
- Refrigerator in room
- Non-smoking 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 ...
... made for the Japanese New Year; this room had Venetian mirror on the walls and an inlaid wooden floor with five types of wood (a museum attendant told me) - it still looked like the interior of a palace. Apparently the last Queen of Bulgaria died in this room. Then there was a marble staircase down to a marble-floored corridor to rooms filled with photos and momentoes of Boris III, the last Tsar of Bulgaria, and his wife, who was Italian. The signs here were mostly in Bulgarian ...
... once again it would take us directly to Sofia. We were wrong again and had to swap trains once more. This time however we got separated as a group and no one was sure what platform we had to be on. This train station was busier but I helpfully no one spoke English and there were no numbers on the platforms. Eventually we found everyone else and the ticket officer who got us on the right train. A group of us sat in a cabin together ...
... a Roman Catholic church. Its construction started in 2002 after the pope John Paul II visited Sofia and it was finished 4 years later in 2006.
Then we passed by TZUM - Central Universal Shop where the first escalators were installed approx. 20 years ago. The guide told us that when he was a little kid his parents used to take him to this building so that he could ride the escalators. Well, he could be like our age and I remember that we used to do exactly the same ...
So the annual Christmas box odessy reaches Sofia and the 2012 distribution trip already feels pretty festive thanks to a light covering of snow everywhere. It's fairly nippy and for those on the team in less than perfect health the cold air is a constant challenge as lungs expand and contract. The truck hasn't arrived as scheduled so there isn't a ...