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... line at the Bulgarian border. This type of logistical nightmare is typical and makes the border patrol between the U.S. and Mexico seem like an EZ pass lane. To save on gas, those crossing into Bulgaria turn off their vehicles. When the line advances, they get out and push their cars forward. Families fall fast asleep only to be abruptly awakened by loud horn honking when it was time to move ahead 6 inches. We had heard the traffic was particularly congested due to ...
... that day. At least we ate much healthier.
Even though we originally wanted to stay in Sofia only 2 nights, we decided to extend our stay a little bit because we were really interested in visiting the Rila Monastery that is situated approx. 1,5 hours from Sofia and it´s said to be one of the most beautiful attractions in Bulgaria. Plus, our hostel was organizing a shuttle for EUR 20. At first we found it quite expensive but then we tried to look for other options ...
It did snow. We just about made it out of Ruse before the roads were closed. The roads were strewn with stuck trucks, busted cars and various wrecks but the team battled through and thanks to some nifty driving from Niki and Rich P we made back to the captial in one piece.
Tomorrow we vists Lipnitsa Orphanage/School; mountain roads and snow ...
... en/). Unlike the Kempinski's Panorama, the tables sit out on an open air terrace with a wonderful view of Sofia spread out below. Turns out it's also a hot spot for prom dates and I watch kids in their formal finery preening and posing for each other in every possible combination. For whatever reason, service is slow and sullen, but I enjoy a good caprese salad and another plate of foie gras with peaches before packing things in for the ...
... and Central Turkey - and there's not a colossal amount to see over there and beyond. Even in Greece I can look forward to good weather and on the south Iranian coast too. Looks like I'll be cold for another 3 weeks from mid-November until about the first week in December and then just be surrounded in beautiful weather until the end of the trip. It's really astounding how lucky I've been with weather since I seem to be waking up with sunlight almost every single ...
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