Grand Hotel Sofia
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... interesting and were glad we'd come.
We left the church quickly, however, because as soon as we'd come back up from the crypt we saw that while we'd been downstairs, a coffin had been placed in the nave, in front of the iconostasis. A group of schoolchildren were entering through the main door. We lit and placed our candles before leaving through one of the side doors.
We walked to the President's Building as quickly as we could, in ...
... some games until finally we arrived in Sofia. Yay! Whilst for a lot of people there destination had been Sofia we still had to get into Romania and so reserved a seat on a train heading for Moscow that passed through Bucharest. Everything was fine until about 1am. The carriage we were in was empty and another ticket collector came through shaking us all awake and wanting to see our tickets. Our American friend was given the ok but ...
... of three daughters who refused to renounce the Christian religion and were murdered. The legend says that their mother died from the pain of this family tragedy. Since the story is very touching many Bulgarians thought it could be the reason why the capital is called Sofia. Unfortunately the capital's name doesn't have anything in common with the mother Sophia and it probably got its name from the St. Sofia Church.
Behind the statue there is the St. Joseph's Church ...
... shop operated out of a small car, a man is replacing a tire on an old woman's wheelchair. Stray dogs sleep in the sun on the sidewalks. Navigating back to the main street near the hotel, I pass the former state department store, now a mall of upmarket shops, and the gleaming giant St. Sofia , who replaced a statue of Lenin In 2000. She's tall and buxom and in spite of the owl on her shoulder and the wreath in her hand, doesn't look very saintly at all. More like the ...
... in Bulgaria. Rada lives with her boyfriend, Zlati, a Bulgarian who is from the opposite corner of Bulgaria. On my first night in Sofia he was in Varna on a business meeting. He is an urban planner.
Rada works at an architecture firm that designs structures that link cell phone towers and TV antennas to buildings. She would rather be designing houses, but as I’ve heard from many Bulgarians, Romanians—and right now, Serbians—she feels lucky to have a job, much ...