Hotel Riu Pravets Resort
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We decided to have a late start to the day after two early starts. Krassi had bought lots of fresh fruit, cherries, strawberries, peaches and apricots at a roadside stop the day before so we enjoyed the fresh fruit for breakfast and bread from the bakery close by. The day was started with a walk to Alexander Nevsky Church in Central Sofia. This amazing Church was beautiful with many icons on display. We also visited the crypt under the church where there was ...
... Anyway, it was too far to drive in one go so we stopped off at a lake on the way and camped there for the night, again with a handful of Bulgarian fishermen! The sunset was beautiful, which Logan missed as he was snoozing due to taking anti-histamine to combat the swelling from the bee sting! Very relaxed day and night.
Obviously one does not travel 2300 miles across 9 countries without experiencing changes. The language difference has radically changed. In France, having taken 3 years of French in Junior High and High School, I was able to understand some of what I heard, accurately pronounce what I read and occasionally dig deep into my left frontal lobe and retrieve a functional phrase or question. In Germany and Austria, many people spoke English and the ...
continuation from the former day
The second day was the 'people'-day. We got a nice tip from a biker to
go look at a mountain climbing competition on very very veeeerrrrry
steep mountains (our perspective) and were invited to join a wedding
party. It started with the invitation for a small beer, but included
learning how to eat a piece of meat with your fork (of course not
cutting it like I ...
... this was no easy place to be. Even the weather was forboding - no colour and noticably colder than earlier in the day. However, a warm welcome was extended to us and we soon found ourselves entering the main hall where almost 100 young men sat awaiting us.
We had decided to play some simple games and present a play with a message to contemplate, carefully scripted to encourage as much audience participation as ...