Travel Blogs from Sofia
... this old tavern type place and had a really good casserole dinner. The next day we were up at 5:30am and on a train at 6am to try and get out to Transylvania for 8:30am. We had organised to do a tour out to Bran Castle (Dracula's fake castle) and a few other palaces and forts that were out that way. We spent all day being driven around with 3 other people, one of whom was a 92 year old! The tour lasted until 6pm where we were dropped back at the train station and jumped ...
... Slovenia was impressively relaxed. I wandered across the bridges, admired the river, the public sculptures, the local market, the outside of the Cathedral and the distant castle up on the hillside. I pottered through the streets determined to use up my final euros as this was my last euro country.
Regrettably, I was so effective with spending up my final euros that when it came time for dinner, I was going to have to put it on my VISA. An impulse purchase in a shop ...
... While I enjoyed my stay at the Hilton last year, it was a good mile and a half walk to get to the center of town. At the Sheraton, it's right outside your door.
I began my walking tour quite literally steps from the hotel entrance. St. Nedelya's Church is practically in the Sheraton parking lot. From there I discovered St. George's church which is in the courtyard of the Sheraton. It's also considered the oldest building in Sofia. I ...
... 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 ...
... hill and I arrive hot and hungry in its dark, drab lobby around 7.30. The restaurant is on the 19th floor and after a ride on a full elevator which stops on at least half of them, I emerge in a very lovely room with floor to ceiling windows on all sides and while my table isn't next to one of them I still have a grand view of the mountain and Sofia's suburbs. The waiter pours a grape rakija from a bottle encased in ice that is so delicious that I make him do it again. ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Fitness/Health center
- Business Services