Central Park Hotel
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... that was the norm before), so coming home this time felt like I had never really left. Mom had made shopska salad and eggplant dip and banitza and bean soup for me, and of course there were slices of feta cheese and lukanka to feast on. And beer and wine. And Ritter Sport chocolate with hazelnuts. Bulgarian news were on in the background, friends I've had for almost 20 years were calling and texting... Home is home, even after so many years abroad.
... grass and watched the world go by. An american juggler was throwing knives on a nearby hill, and a jazz trio were playing soothing music which carried across the pavement. It was all rather studenty and delightful. We sat there and slowly made a dent in the beer, feeling sad that we had to leave.
The next train was no better than the first, and far more crowded. But the journey went much quicker and smoother this time, aided in part by a third two litre bottle of beer ...
... but it was definitely effective as I'll never forget the history of the Bulgarian royals. As we left the makeshift stage on the grassy knoll, we walked through the park to our next attraction. Upon the sight of us, locals halted their intense games of backgammon long enough to look our group of twenty up and down. Nearby protesters managed to stop chanting Mafia! and Oligarchy! for a moment to ogle us. When I made the offhand comment to Martin that our procession ...
... come out. It gets pretty quiet for a solid 20 minutes as everyone chows down, then the kids resume running around. Is a real pleasant atmosphere, really reminded me of Friday night fish frys and such at a Catholic Church during lent. Very similar feeling. Everyone knew each other. I was probably the only foreigner, and certainly the only American. I felt proud that Hannah took me. The next day I took a small group tour with a guy named Haris. Haris was 25, Bosnian, and ...
... trip only this time!) The fall colors of the changing trees along this drive were worth the trip in itself, but, the rest of the time spent exploring the Rila Monastery and the cave dwelling of St.John rounded out a great day in Bulgaria.
Amazed by the beauty surrounding us,
Robyn and Leann ...