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- Krisamira was our guide for the 2hr walk around the city 0800 start.
- First stop was the most important square. It had the Parliament House where every arvo for the past year or so there is a protest that stops the traffic. Delayed us for an hour the day before, traffic ...
... After many well connected, but unqualified people were appointed to important positions, the young Bulgarians went back out on the streets to protest. They feel that their politicians are connected to the Mafia either Bulgarian or Russian and that their politicians are corrupt. It just seems to me that these young people are fighting for what they believe and that is very admirable, I just wonder what will be the effect of ...
... with their living standards, but don't earn enough to improve their lot. Change is coming slowly, but mentally, many older people find it difficult to cope.Sofia is 700 metres above sea level and the highest European capital city. Again, we ate a great meal at our hotel. Liz even got to eat gluten free desert ( three of them!!) for the first time on this trip. Every other night it's been fruit. A walk along Bulgaria Square under the light of the full moon completed another good ...
... to the beach for a bit. It was quite a cool setup with these structures along it that used to house cafes (some still do) along the length of the beach and give shelter from the wind. We were about to hop into the water, when the head life guard blew his whistle, and the whole beach put up red flags. I can only assume that they thought it was too dangerous to swim and proceeded to kick everyone out of the water. It was crazy. There were barely any waves, maybe 1 ft max, but ...
... holiday like you here, and so the bar is... She gestures at the empty room. Or, perhaps it's that the bar menu is lacking for Negronis. I have a comfortable room on the top floor with a window that opens onto Sveta Nedelya Square between the hotel and St. Nedelya, the Eastern Orthodox church that was bombed by Bulgarian communists in 1925. A light breeze lifts the inner curtains into the room but the air is still heavy. I fall asleep to the sounds of Sofia at ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Wheelchair accessibility