Travel Blogs from Sofia
We left Veliko Turnovo on a public bus headed for the city of Sofia. Our bags were packed with a very nice wine that we have dubbed the "Angry Jesus" wine. We travelled through some beautiful country side, over a mountainous pass, and down the other side at such a breakneck speed that it made Ivan very nervous. Particularly due to a sheer cliff on …
... delay, we finally made it to Sofia at 2:30pm the afternoon after our trip had begun. I knew very little about Sofia other than what I had been reading in a travel novel by Bill Bryson, who visited it in 1997. Hardly current information, but in that novel he had mentioned that the nightlife here was great, and that it was very cheap. The first of the two German girls left Karoline and I here, and after saying our farewells she went off to explore the city. I was keen to get ...
... and driving through Shipka Pass and Rose Valley, turned into a total nightmare! At one stage we both thought we were going to have to spend the night on the side of the road; either that or walk 18Ks to the nearest town of Kazanlak. Thank goodness Bulgarian people are really friendly and helpful especially as night was approaching, night time temperatures drop below ten degrees, the care hire company ditched us and we only had jumpers and shorts! It was not fun ...
... are too high- people can't survive. People are starving, freezing, and angry. I've seen too many people digging through trash cans to know that there is a huge problem. People are also accusing the government of being dirty and corrupt (you probably rolled your eyes when you read this, but here..the corruption is darker). A majority of the political leaders and police officers in Bulgaria are part of the mafia. Boyko Borisov ( the ...
... maybe for some strawberries but I passed on those for now. I was really thirsty and didn't see anything to drink until after I had left the market.
I then wandered over to the city center with all its monumental buildings for government and the arts, churches and mosques. A synagogue is almost across the street from the hotel but I had just missed it since it closed at 4. How did it get to be 4 pm already? I took a few photos of some places that I had ...
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- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Business Services
- Free parking
- Pets allowed