Park Inn by Radisson Sofia
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... got worse. It was POURING. I was half soaked even with my umbrella because I was pulling along my big bags.
Luckily the Best Western Hotel was nearby and we were the only ones taking it. We arrived at the airport much earlier than departure time and the desk wasn't even open for check-in.
It was a good thing we got there so early because we forgot to get our Visa's in order to go to Turkey. We quickly did it via ...
... a second round of passport stamping in the late afternoon and after ruminating on that confusion, I finally figured it out and enjoyed a round of good-natured forehead slapping.
I had only 24 hours in Belgrade and spent the first 9 asleep but I had a wonderful day walking out about the waterfront and then back through some of the pedestrian shopping areas and up through an old fort/castle area. I was sipping a juice in a waterside restaurant when the waitress ...
... stop was about half way down the road when I saw a group of children taking an art class. After my longer than anticipated walk, I headed back to a restaurant I had spotted the day before, one right behind that art museum I never visited. It looked like a beautiful spot for lunch. The place was called Moskovska 15 and it had a lovely garden terrace. Unfortunately, just as I arrived, it started to rain. Fortunately,the terrace was covered, though it ...
... music, lyrics, and instruments set to techno and house music. This club I was at was a chalga club, complete with 2 singers, 2 drum machines, and a roving saxophonist that were all playing accompaniment to the techno DJ's in the booth above the dance floor. As the DJ increased the pace of the heart-throbbing beats, the singers/saxist/and drummers roved the crowd. Large tables each of 6-10 young Bulgarians smoking hookah or fanning themselves with folding ...
... so I got down. But no one yelled at me. Similarly, the Iron gate to the crypts or basement or labyrinth below the temple was unlocked and open and we were free to explore down there, but I'm still a pretty low level so I didn't want to risk it. I also didn't have my adventuring gear with me.
I digress. The synagogue itself was really neat, created in about 1905 by an Austrian ...
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- Shuttle bus service
- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Room service