Gloria Palace Hotel
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... By now, everything was starting to open up and I was able to get a real sit-down lunch/third breakfast.
Right near the Courthouse, there is an interesting health food restaurant. The lady there had me try linseed tea before I was allowed to eat. She said it was bad, but healthy, which maybe isn't the best marketing for it. Or maybe it just lowered my expectations so that I was pleasantly surprised. It was something I would drink again. When I asked her for ...
... ended and the sky began.
I arrived in Sofia at about 10 pm and got ripped off a treat by the taxi driver, who took me on a much more roundabout route than needed. I made a mental note just to walk in the future. I arrived at Hostel Lavele, letting myself in with the key that had been left for me. I had been upgraded from a 4 bed dorm to a twin room for some reason! I'd bought a hot dog and some chocolate at one of our stops on the journey, so I had that for ...
... served on toasted bread with a slight smear of butter and some assorted salami-like meats. (Haha, descriptive…I know)
We didn’t arrive until the evening so we were given that time to just relax and get settled. We walked to Billa (grocery store all over Europe) and got some chicken, potatoes, and salad (Mishel is really good at pointing haha) and then crashed in our hotel.
The next day (after breakfast!) ...
... Town of Mostar. A glass of wine, cold pint, fresh cheese, mushroom risotto and grilled vegetables for no more than $15 or so!
We had arranged for a walking tour of Mostar the next day with our hostel owner's husband who had been in the city during the Yugoslavian war. The tour was specifically aimed at informing people of the intensity and the destruction the war had both mentally and physically on the people of Mostar. Right away we knew this was going to ...
... weren´t so many indeed. We could have taken a public bus that leaves at 10.20 from Sofia, arrives in the monastery at about 13.00 and then there is another bus going back at about 15.00. The ticket costs EUR 11. After considering all pros and cons we booked the tour with our hostel and paid for one more night.
Day 2: September 6, 2013
After another king size breakfast we were ready for the tour to the Rila Monastery. We were a group of 7 people ...