Travel Blogs from Bankya
Well! First, I get lost taking the bus to the central bus station of Sofia! I get on the bus at 5.50am with instructions to get off at the last stop, approximately 20 mins away....after 25...then 30mins, I'm concerned.....especially when I see the statute and supermarket we had passed 15mins before that! Yep, the bus had turned around! In my previous experiences, when a bus reaches their last stop, everyone gets off and the bus stops for 5mins or so. This ...
... as we got to the monastery a problem with the minibus arose, so our driver told us to get out here and look round the monastery first instead. We had two hours, so by the time we had to meet back up, hopefully the problem would be sorted and we would continue to the cave.
The monastery itself forms a square of monks' living quarters with a massive courtyard; in the courtyard lies a small church, a medieval tower and some trees, and beyond the square there are a ...
... I changed my traditional belief that the hot
summer would be a bad time to visit Central Asia. I decided to postpone
my trip to Ethiopia until afterwards.
I'd made this decision while visiting my beloved small town
called Rymarov, in the eastern Czech Republic. I'd come here with
great relief from big and impersonal Prague. I'd been calling it "my
second home" since teaching high school here eight ...
... fifties!! I don't know why ;-)
We left Hungary and entered Bulgaria. Hungary have got beautiful views with mountains. After crossing the border to Bulgaria we stopped for filling up petrol. We were stunned approaching the counter in the gas station. Just besides the counter there was a fully equipped bar serving drinks......It appeared to us like ...
Hostel Mostel really has it figured out. The organisation of their space is genius. There is a kitchen for cooking, but the brilliance is how they create community. Their breakfasts are good and that brings people to the common room. There are three tables, seating twelve, and then two loveseats for two more. Fellow travellers have an occasion to meet each other. Mostel offers a pasta dinner too, and a free beer. On top of that, they have two computers ...