Park Inn by Radisson Sofia
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... about Bulgarian history. This ended up being a great idea because the tour literally hit all of the highlights of Sofia recommended in our book.
We started at the Palace of Justice, then went to Sveta Sofia church, Royal Palace, the President’s building, an old Communist Party house, a few old churches, and some underground Roman ruins. We also visited some Roman baths that are supplied with hot water by natural ...
... The place suggested solemnity. The faithful were passing very close to the main iconostasis, a sector better reserved for the devoted. There was a massive, low gold chandelier, perhaps 30' wide. The entire effect of Rila Monastery was strong. No surprise it is called the Bulgarian Jerusalem.
We were off by 1130. The decision had been made to go straight to Sofia [I was fine with that]. Suddenly there is a second [dare I say real] final group dinner [save for ...
... what the Bulgarians do. 10 hour overnight bus. Never again. Bulgaria is perhaps the most different place I've ever been. Everything is in Cyrillic. Gypsies here and there in horse and buggy. Communist architecture. It's crazy. Saw the sights the first day. Then went on a pub crawl. But this was no ordinary pub crawl. It was a history/cultural/language lesson all in one. Awesome. They took us to some amazing places. One was the former embassy of Sudan, it was an ...
... dogs. While the waitress is out of the room I cut a good two thirds of the pork into pieces, wrap the bites in several napkins and slip the fat wad into the pocket of my sport coat. Now perhaps I won't look like a complete idiot for not touching much of the week's supply of food on my plate, or hurt the chef's feelings, and I can make a couple of street dogs' day. -Very good! I lie as I pay the check and depart. Just outside the door I look up and see the sign for Pastorant on ...
... over town and everywhere we went the sidewalks were rough and uneven. They are mostly paved with bricks and stones and were obviously once quite nice but now are run down.
Now I don't want to give you the impression that it was all bad. We visited a very modern shopping mall, some wonderful parks and amazing historic churches.
More about our walking tour of Sofia next time.