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... out of stone. The site of one of the worst terrorist attacks in Bulgarian history. This church was always used for ceremonies relating to high ranking officials. Wanting to dispose of the king the communist party hatched a plan to blow up the church knowing that the king is always in attendance at the ceremonies there. There was a funeral planned for a General, so knowing the king would be there the communists laced the roof with 25kg of TNT. However victims of their own ...
... but I can't imagine Bulgaria fared too well under the Soviets, based purely on it's distance from Soviet Russia. It still feels much poorer than Hungary or the Czech Republic, but perhaps there are more far left sentiments than in either of the other countries. I would need to look into this to see if there is any truth in my observations - spotting a few spray pained anarchist symbols or clenched fists of resistance on walls probably isn't enough to lay ...
The concierge says the hotel has a city tour that would take you around the city by foot. You will visit historical places around the area. Must have been nice but the timing was not so nice for me.
The next day after the breakfast,me and the other Filipina crewi flew with just went to the mall nearby and i got few good stuff from there. :)
... Although it was a small museum and not a very long visit was required, it was interesting just to experience the tunnel itself. After getting back from the tunnel we walked through Old Town (yes we know, another Old Town) and rested up for our last night in Sarajevo. Our new travel best friend, Sam, was heading for Rome the next day and we were leaving for Belgrade. After TWO WEEKS of travelling with him it was time to say our sad goodbyes. What better way to do that ...
... not speak Bulgarian, but we both spoke Hebrew. For 20 minutes, he and I had a full conversation about the demographics, history and current topics of the Sofia Jewish community. The synagogue had clearly survived WWII and was not subject to Nazi destruction - what happened?
It turned out Bulgaria's WWII history and its Jewish community ties was very interesting. Although Bulgaria had both instituted restrictive laws of its Jewish community AND ...