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... the Changing of the Guard outside the President's Building! It was a small ceremony, but involved colourful uniforms and lots of goose-stepping.
Seeing as I was so close by, I diverted and went inside the Rotonda Church of St George, the little circular church with Roman remains that I mentioned in a previous email. Mum and I had visited, but didn't have time to go inside it properly. It had some murals on the walls and some of the brickwork showed; the bricks were ...
... had our tickets checked there was a lot of commotion. The ticket officer spoke very little English and just listed Bulgarian train stations at us. We weren't sure what he meant but nodded and hoped he would leave is alone. The destination of the bus seemed to be Sofia the Bulgarian capital so our plan was to stay on the bus and get a train from there into Romania. An American guy sitting next to us was also heading to Brasov and ...
... Kotor we actually met an Australian guy who recommended us this place.
Since there is a free walking tour in Sofia we decided to take it. That day we woke up at 9.00, had breakfast and left our hostel at 10.45. The walking tour started at 11.00 in front of the Court of Justice.
Our guide was a teacher of history so he talked way over too much about different historical events, Bulgaria went through, without making any jokes or sharing with us any ...
... oldest structure in Sofia, the 4th-c. Church of St. George tucked away in its concrete backyard. Built by the Romans when the city was known as Serdica, it was destroyed by bombs in WWII, but carefully restored and still holds Orthodox services today. The parking area and lobby of the hotel is swarming with uniformed police and security personnel and the entire first floor is closed off for the Israeli reception. But the bar is open and now that I know where to find ...
everyone. We managed to cover a few important sites, buildings and
institutions, such as:
Alexander Nevsky Cathedral, being the most impressive and most popular attraction in Sofia, built as a memorial to the 200,000 Russian soldiers who died in the Russo-Turkish Liberation War (1877-1878). It has the tallest gold-plated dome is 45 meters high and has 12 bells that weighs 23 tons. Three naves are joined by high ...