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Today we did a walking tour of Sofia and saw most of the places we had already been, but this time we heard the stories behind the places. 1. The "yellow brick road" was laid in 1907 and was supposedly a gift to Ferdinand I from another monarch. When he visited, he had to step into dirt and mud when getting out of his carriage, which he didn't like. Hence the present! The bricks are not painted gold, they are made that way. 2. One of the ...
... window. Different types of baklava, khaifa, florentines, things that looked like truffles with various toppings, little meringues, syrupy things, fingers of what I think was fudge, biscuits, cupcakes and so on. We bought a florentine, a slice of chocolatey thing and two 'tolumbi', exactly like the syrupy things we'd got at the deli in VT but longer.
Once we had checked into Hotel Niky we rested for a bit before heading out again at 4pm. We went to the ...
... Wifi sorted. Won't have to change rooms tomorrow which is a bonus. Got a double bed so looks like flying solo on the trip.
Had a shower and sent some emails. Going into my checked luggage, the shampoo had split open, causing a fair mess amongst the toiletries but fortunately missing the clothes.
Bit of orientation and then went out for a walk. Did not bring the camera as just for exercise. Today is a camera fee day.
... Church. Since the St. Sofia Church doesn't have a tower they had to hang the bell on the nearby tree to be able to ring it.
The most iconic construction in Sofia is called Alexander Nevsky Cathedral. It's the second largest Orthodox church in Balkan (after St. Sava Temple).
Our next stop was in front of the Bulgarian Academy of Science where our guide told us a little bit more detailed information about the Cyrillic alphabet that is actually in use ...
... what a treat!
Later in the afternoon James and I repeated the park/cafe routine from this morning before meeting Iona and Hayden for dinner and drinks. Iona and I were drinking big jugs of vodka cocktails filled with fresh fruit - amazing. After a few of those we continued drinking at home while watching some pretty exciting episodes of Animal Planet into the small hours of the morning ...