Holiday Inn Sofia
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... It's been around since the 16th century and, though plain on the outside, is obviously a mosque based solely on its minaret. Again, the inside was very small, about the size of a classroom, and we all had to take off our shoes, while the women also had to wear scarves to cover our hair. (We were warned about this in our tour information booklets, and all but one of us had brought a scarf. That lady just took off her cardigan and covered her head with it. A hoodie would've ...
... Heritage Site of Boyana Church, our destination for the afternoon. It is mainly a World Heritage Site because it has outstanding frescoes from 1259. We were shown in and observed by a frankly rather bossy lady, and were only allowed to stay inside for 10 minutes for preservation reasons, which was fair enough because humidity from people's breath etc. can damage wall paintings. I understood why she observed us so closely, ...
... hills but looking at it, you would think that the houses must be built on top of each other. Must have good foundations. We walked to Tsarevets Hill with the Patriarchal Church and a Royal Palace, naturally built in the best spot. Just outside Veliko Tărnovo is a village of Arbanassi where we went into the Church of Nativity. From the outside it looked like a barn but inside just blew us away. There were a number ...
... the haughty waiter, but food was great! In the evening a few of us went for dinner in a nearby restaurant with fabulous local food.
From Sofia we headed towards Demir Kapija, stopping at the famous Rila monastery on the way, along with about 4 bus loads of Japanese tourists!
Is a short weekend enough to get to know a new country? Certainly not But is it enough to steer your interest for a country you have never really thought of before? Absolutely yes! This was the case for this November weekend, split between mountain resort Borovets and capital Sofia The shiny sun, the lush forests, the brand new spa resort Euphoria, the traditional food, all helped making this weekend wonderful And if we did not make ...