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We toured Sofia, seeing churches and Roman ruins. Everything was in walking distance. We walked down into the subway to find an archaeological site of the original gates of the city from the 2nd century. To see pictures of Sofia, copy and paste this URL into a new browser window: http://tinyurl.com/yvdwaa
... commissioned after going into retirement some 50 years earlier from a terminal illness that needed full time care. It had that unmistakeable look of Soviet Union tech too; lifeless, dull and slow.
The three of us hopped on, and were directed to our sleeping carriage by an elderly woman who didn't speak a word of English. She pointed me to a sleeping car with one of the two German girls, the chattier of the two, Karoline. Being a savvy traveller, she had with her not ...
... corner from our hotel. We pass by numerous government and civic buildings, parks, sidewalk cafes, churches and cathedrals. We walk on "the yellow brick road" in front of the Bulgarian Parliament. It is paved with yellow cobblestones gifted from the Austro-Hungarian Empire to Tsar Ferdinand I on the occasion of his wedding at the beginning of the 20th century. We pause to snap a ...
... ten. The haggling of amount to be paid reminded me of the my university days, when we had to do it every time we crossed over to Indian border in Sunauli, near Gorakhpur.
We'd hoped to see the Vitosha mountain, as we entered Sofia however the weather didn't permit. We found the hotel with relative ease this time around. After checking in, we went to stroll around the main tourist areas. Its not a big city for tourist attractions so to say and ...
... that flight. It was a shame that I was so sleepy since when I awoke the first time, I was amazed to see snow-covered mountains outside the window. Then there was farmland with some small settlements and a very loopy brown river. I wish I had one of those maps that gave your location so I could have known what river it was. I couldn't stay awake and fell asleep again and woke just as they were handing out the food.
There was no trauma on my arrival ...
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