Grand Hotel Sofia
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... for a second breakfast. We tried this delicious cornbread thing with more of the sheep’s cheese and a quiche filled with veggies and duck meat. They were so buttery and delicious! Europe does pastries really really well. Then we met up with a free walking tour that was recommended by the hostel. Usually I don’t love tours (they just talk and talk and talk), but we decided this one was a good idea because we knew ...
... of exquisite craftsmanship was Rafail's Cross. It contains 36 Biblical stories. It is one of the finest examples of woodworking in Europe.
Outside, people were getting bottles of holy water from fountains. The church exterior exuded colour and tale upon tale of Biblical anecdotes.
As usual, there were no pictures allowed inside the church. It was dark due to candle wax residue. Renovations of a smaller iconostasis was underway. The seating was of ...
... back at the station, we were a bit hesitant on letting them go away with them but they stayed with the Romanian man and he stayed on the train. The 3 Syrian guys got kicked off as they needed a visa, there was a lot of yelling and broken English going back and forth, but we could figure that they were meant to get a visa in Sofia, a good 5+ hrs back in the other direction. Luckily Australians don't need visas so we could finally try and ...
... perplexing it becomes. I'm just happy I'm welcomed as a foreigner and allowed to have the opportunities to learn about everything, even if I don't agree or understand in the end. Side note: when I get home and/or have more time I'm going to make an effort to make sense of everything I've seen and visited and do some reading. It's just too complex to cram into an afternoon tour. Bulgaria. So I found myself with time to kill. I decided to make a side trip to Sofia Bulgaria ...
A few steps away was the Rotunda of St. George, not just the oldest operational church in Sofia but also widely considered to be the oldest building in the city. The 4th century church sits in the middle of ruins of Serdica, the town that once stood around it. Across the street, we passed the National Archaeology Museum, then made our way to the Russian Church (getting a better look at it today). Perhaps the most notable design element of the church can be ...