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Travel Blogs from Sofia
... afternoon it started to rain so all the trails were really wet and at one point we came to a road that was closed because of the sudden down pour. The dad decided to cut across a paddock and we found an electric fence in our way. There was about a metre gap between the electric fence and some really dense bush. The dad decided he would try to get his horse to go through, which meant that ours followed as well but part way up realised that the fence and bush were to ...
... We found a 100% organic restaurant just 2 blocks away from our hostel which Terrea was eager to try out. The menu is small but super reasonable (nothing over about $11) with all organic wines as well (for $3 a glass). The dinner was awesome, shared 3 different dishes with super fresh ingredients and it was easily one of our best meals. The following morning, we ended up getting a free walking tour around the city which wasn't as thrilling as we'd hoped but ...
... easy access and our hotel was less than a kilometre from the city. Flowers in gardens, pots, hanging baskets and parks add colour to Sofia. Last night, protesters sieged the Bulgarian Parliament and the politicians couldn't leave until 4.00am. There was a strong police presence in the city today, as the protesters continued to maintain their stand and we quickly finished our meal and left a restaurant when a demonstration began to develop in ...
... to go to dinner. Valeri handled all of Zach & Sam's adoption paperwork and his son, Vladi, was our translator. We are very excited to see them again.
One quick small world story before I forget...at the Frankfurt airport we were getting on a tram to take us to the other terminal to catch our flight to Sofia and who do Zach & Sam run into but a kid from school...gotta love it!
... and the shady side of the streets are the busiest. The first park I come to is dominated by an unfortunate piece of much-graffitied sculpture consisting of what looks like a metal scaffolding with brutal, scabby concrete humanoids clinging to it like aliens abandoning ship. Very nice if you like that sort of thing. I later learn that it's a tribute to Bulgaria's liberation by the Russian army. A snow-capped peak, Vitosha, is the backdrop to an enormous civic structure ...
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- Shuttle bus service
- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Room service
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