Hotel Stivan Iskar
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... years, after which he'll be replaced by another Muppet.
Peggy asked what he thinks of the U.S. election circus that starts nearly two years before any vote will take place, and specifically gave the example of Donald Trump. Mr. K grinned and said, "Oh, it's funny! Frank Zappa said that politics are part of the entertainment sector." Otherwise, Bulgarians are far more concerned with election news from neighbors like the Ukraine.
This talk lasted till ...
... it tasted like warm, spoiled milk.
The Sofia city center has many small churches that are very ornate. 70% of the population is Orthodox Christian, however very few actively practice the religion and many consider themselves athiest. During the 50 years that Bulgaria was under Communist rule residents were not encouraged to practice their religion, but were allowed to. However, there were guards at the entrances of the churches and everyone ...
... for everyone,.....ducked in and out of little shops, then finally settled at a cute little outdoors cafe, and had a wonderful lunch,....all while watching the people,....more wedding parties, and in general,.....'life in Sofia'. It was wonderful!
We walked a long way, and eventually walk into a beautiful park. It was filled with elderly couples sitting on pard benches,....kids on skateboards, and people walking their dogs. ...
... to the 6th-century Church of St Sophia, on 2 Paris Street. The monument commemorates the hundreds of thousands of Bulgarian soldiers who died in wars defending their homeland. Ceremonies involving the President of Bulgaria and foreign state leaders are often performed here.
... will the young people succeed in their cause and why do our young people not protest government corruption as much as I saw in Bulgaria.
The next day I took something called the Free Sofia Tour, which is a free tour that takes us around Sofia. The tour seemed to be very popular and we had to divide into two groups. Our guide was originally from the capital of Macedonia, Skopje but lived in the city for eight years ...