Grand Hotel Sofia
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I confirmed my flight 24 hours in advance. But this morning, when checking into Lufthansa, with my confirmation email, I learned of the pilots' strike today. Timing is everything! Lufthansa has rerouted me with only a 2 hour delay. I'm waiting to board my new flight aboard British Airways, flight 891 to Heathrow airport at 1430. I arrive in London at 1555, then depart from the same terminal at1700, bound for Boston. Never a dull moment! With luck, I'll be home at 1910, local time ...
... and Finland being the other two that saved their Jews during the Holocaust. The monument honors many righteous Bulgarians include the Metropolitan Orthodox priests of both Plovdiv and Sofia who told the King they would die with the Jewish countrymen if they were deported. It is a very inspiring story of human kindness. After visiting that memorial I had my first Bulgarian meal out at a restaurant of chicken and vegetables ...
... flavors. Funky as in, by eating this I am hedging my bets as to how likely it is that this will lead to food poisoning. It was all kinds of wrong. Since the salad had been a disaster I had more bites of that meal than I should have, but eventually just decided that the desire to avoid the risk of sickness far outweighed hunger that night. So disappointing. With that, it was back up to the room to pack. I had a flight to Bucharest in the morning.
... to the Rila lakes (the teleferic was mysteriously out of order), the trek in the forest, up to a small, wooden retreat serving bad coffee and even worse soup, was a fun alternative! Sofia was also lovely, a perfect sunny Sunday afternoon, although I did get the impression that it might be lacking interest should one have more than a day to spend there. But then again, the more you dig, the more you find, so I could be absolutely wrong ...
... scene, rife with many art galleries and performance opportunities. In addition, the street art was on many corners. There was an apparent "underground" artists scene as part of Sofia's normative cultural experience.
My final night in Sofia had a near run-in with the Bulgarian Mafia. Yes, the Bulgarian Mafia. Before telling you about the near Mafia experience, indulge me in describing the club. Many of Sofia clubs celebrate "chalga" - ...