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... and yell throughout the night and next morning right outside our sleeper couchette. Lance passed out and I got a few hrs of sleep, interrupted by multiple customs agents (who took our passports for like 1.5 hrs and freaked me out), only to be woken up at 9am by the screaming kids again.
Then a miracle happened...as I lie awake, exhausted, thinking about the many hours ahead of me on the train with the screaming kids... we arrive in what we ...
... mosques Andrea and I saw in Istanbul. There is the massive central dome, and the four (not all visible here) smaller domes surrounding it. And once inside, you can see all the way to the inside of the roof, just like you can inside a mosque. So it was interesting that when I read the first plaque outside, it said, among other things, there is a similarity in design to that of mosques.
Maybe I'm learning something on this trip!
... inspection number two (why couldn’t they mark that they already checked mine?). Take a while to return to sleep. Sleep. 5:23, conductors wake me up by grabbing my arm, again. Another ticket inspection (WHY COULDN’T THEY MARK THAT THEY ALREADY CHECKED MINE????). Take a while to return to sleep. Nod on and off for the next three hours because it is now morning. Arrive to Sofia. Argh.
I squealed for joy when I saw ...
... world. It's fun to get off the beaten track, find places where few tourists go. When my eyes searched the Table of Contents, they gravitated to Bulgaria. The country looked intriguing. An Internet search turned up Riding Base Balkan. Several rides are offered, but the most interesting for me is the Trail to Mt. Botev. The link describing the ride and itinerary is: http://horsebackridingbulgaria.com/en/T ...
... covered with netting so more bits don't fall onto people - you can tell it is falling apart, but you can't actually see it. Appropriate?
The Southern skyline is dominated by nearby Mt Vitosha, although the mountain is so successful at trapping pollution and clouds that it usually just looks like a looming grey blur. Our attempts to visit Mt Vitosha National Park turned into a veritable comedy of errors (not so comical at the time). We began by attempting to catch the tram ...
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- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking
- Pets allowed