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......With less than a minute to go, I made a last, desperate dash over the station's entrance and approached the ticketing line. Had it left? Would I still be able to get a ticket, or would I be staying here one final night? I raced to the counter, and in a breathless and desperate voice asked the bewildered attendant, "One way on the six o'clock Bosphorus Express, please."
"Yes of course." She replied. I'd made it! All the manic running had paid off. I bought the ticket ...
... by a Turkish restaurant as I hadnt eaten since the hotel breakfast and some snacks on the bus. I had a chicken leg with rice and naan bread for 5B ($3.75).
The naan was nice so I ordered two more for take out as there is no breakfast in the hotel. They were .75B each ($.50 cents)
I stopped by a supermarket and ...
... a tip of course but these two tours were better than most of the paid ones I have done so well worth paying something.
Bulgaria is know as the poorest country in the EU. But there are all the fancy shops, restaurants etc here so you dont have to miss out on all the luxuries in life. It just means you can get it all at half price ( compared to Turkey).
And this is the way to travel - independantly.
... the night train to Beograd. By this time I had grown tired of Eastern European night trains, but what the heck. No other choice...
So I wandered around looking for some sights and found these two churches. As usual, interior shots don't work but exterior ones do.
I do not know what the first one is. I took it simply because it impressed me.
The larger one is the biggest, most important church ...
... scotching around town checking out Orthodox churches, communist sculpture parks and Turkish dungeons. Many of the Sofia's famous statues have been vandalized by people pulling off the statues arm, leg or entire body as a souvenir. Some of the parks were full of metal ping pong tables that were swarming with old timers swinging away as if they were ...
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- Shuttle bus service
- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Swimming pool