Gloria Palace Hotel
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After a long trip through the southern Balkans since we left Dubrovnik, we were finally on our way back to the EU, and the last country on our joint trip - Bulgaria. And as we made our way through the Macedonian and Bulgarian mountains the temperature reached new lows - being just a chilly 27C by mid morning!
After sorting out Johan's …
... going on but, having a suspicion, he told the young soldiers that they should let the Jews go. "No. We are just following orders." So the Patriarch climbed over the fence of this place and refused to leave unless the Jews were released with him.
In another part of Sofia, Jews were being put into train cars to be transported, but priests lay down across the tracks so that the train couldn't move. The people in the train cars started to sing. Instead of singing ...
... churches we've been in it doesn't have any frescoes in it at all, just thin bricks with areas of white plaster. Apparently it did have frescoes originally, but they were destroyed when the church became a mosque in Ottoman times and when the building was converted back into a church again new frescoes weren't created.
We had a quiet evening in once we'd got back. Andrew had arrived back safely from the Military Museum earlier. ...
Yesterday, Deb & Choini saw me off from Boston with a warm farewell! Many thanks ladies - I'm blessed to have you as friends! Deb even brought beverages for the road trip :) We enjoyed Capresi salads, pizza and wine in a Logan airport pub with laughter & a long walk down memory lane. This journey is a mixed bag. There are tumultuous changes at home and I wasn't sure I would be able to ...
Sofia has been an unexpectedly charming city. We joined a free walking tour hosted by an NGO organization. Our guide was real nice and showed us some of the iconic sites in the central city. There are a lot of activities, museums, and parks to check out. I kind of wish we were staying here for a day or two longer.
Our tour showed us a lot of Religious buildings, Roman ruins, ...