Kempinski Hotel Zografski Sofia
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this morning we were taken on a city tour of Sofia. Left the hotel at 8-30 right into peak hour traffic. As we sat in the traffic jam our guide Valery told us about the background history of this place. I discovered that Bulgaria in Ancient times was Thrace. This was very interesting news. We were driven to a square where we alighted from the bus. …
I have had an interesting 60th birthday!! It started in Ohrid, progressed through lunch in Skopje and ended in dinner in Sofia. As we left on the bus from Ohrid, our tour guide, Piotor, announced my birthday and handed out the words to a Polish song, "We wish you to live one hundred years". All the bus joined in !!! We drove through the Macedonian …
... of us, two guys from Japan, two girls from Germany and one girl from Hong Kong. There was surprisingly no bus waiting for bus in front of the hostel but two old cars so we had to split into two groups.
We were told that it should take around 1,5 hours to get from Sofia to the Rila Monastery but even if our driver was driving like crazy we reached the monastery after 2 hours and 20 minutes.
First of all, they took us to a small chapel hidden in the woods. It ...
... We also ordered some fried potatoes and garlic sauce for the table and before you knew it, we were happily eating and drinking and chatting. Time flew by and before long another friend came in - a classmate from high school who just so happened to be out with her coworkers at the same bar. This was the epitome of what life in Bulgaria is about - hanging out with friends and talking over a great meal.
... of the sights, get postcards and stamps and of course, icecream. After a couple of hours it was still too hot so went back to hostel again and relaxed and had dinner (free spaghetti). At 10pm it was time to head to the bus station so I got a taxi and waited for my bus. The bus was ok – it left at 11pm and was more comfortable than a normal bus. The seats ...
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- Shuttle bus service
- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet