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I'll try to keep this short. Excuse the grammer and such, on a Bulgarian keyboard. Sarajevo is quite the city...a real melting pot of cultures. The tension is noticeable. I was there during Ramadan, which imposed nothing on me or any other travelers. You could still eat whenever you wanted, get alcohol, and people were out and about for the most part. Religion there is part of their identity, but not everything. I was staying in the Turkish quarter in old town, so it was ...
... later and I finally received my new passport. During this time I also received my bank card. Progress..with me, not the government. The only thing I had left to do was to go to the Bulgarian Embassy in Skopje, Macedonia and get my visa.
If only it was that simply. I had to go to the police station in Dimitrovgrad and then the Immigration Office in Sofia to get the documents I needed to get the visa. Chaos. Efficiency is ...
As we couldn't get tickets for the night train, we stayed at a 3 star hotel right over the road from the train and bus stations so we would only have a short walk to catch our bus the next morning. After the heat and mosquito bites of Sofia the first time and in Veliko Tarnovo, the air conditioning, comfortable bed, bath and satellite TV were a real enforced ...
... 20s! I kept expecting some one to break a hip but they held strong!
Some Bulgarian friends of Dave and Natasha agreed to meet us that night in a swanky bar with sexual bathroom doors before we had to catch our night train. Unfortunately we ended up sitting on opposite sides of the bar and never did see each other until we had to get ...
... and even auto parts. It's vibrant and filled with older people. The mineral water sadly hasn't done much for this generation of the population though.
Later in the afternoon, we took a cab to a suburb called Boyana, which was supposedly a medieval town where the wealthy have settled over the years. It was a huge disppointment since nothing was medieval about the town and for that matter, nothing very wealthy either. So ...
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