LION Hotel Bansko
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... little shabby. But it had a nice whiteboard and some new desks, and also brand new windows. Stefan took us through a poster of the Cyrillic alphabet (it was a first-grade classroom), and also showed us the kids' workbooks and talked a little about education in Bulgaria. He said kids don't start first grade till the age of seven, and there are only between 18 and 26 children in a class by law. The kids also go to school in shifts, so one group goes in the morning till noon and ...
... They were built during the 1800's when the area was well known as a producer of fine materials and laces.
In the afternoon we visited Rila monastery. It was a lovely drive off the main road and through some little villages and then up a valley. It's still a working monastery and is the largest in Bulgaria. It's been there since 1335 and was nearly destroyed by fire in the early 1800's so most of the ...
... and attracts a huge number of tourists. Sadly today only 7 monks still live there but 70 people are employed by the monastery and it surrounding grounds.
After a couple of hours wondering around and a friendly chat to the local Policeman we were on the road again heading Sofia. On our way around the Sofia ring road we came across the National Museum and decided to pay a visit. The building used ...
Today we visited a gorgeous, serene monastery in the lush mountains of Bulgaria. It was so nice to be in nature after spending an entire month just in cities. In addition to the great landscape surrounding the monastery, the architecture and decor of the structures was ...
... was very austere compared to most cathedrals I've been in.
While I was waiting outide, the bells tolled. And not just a ding. The bells gonged and tolled and pealed and rang out with an interesting rhythm and melody. They rang for a. Minute and then two. And they just kept going. I dont know if they do this every Sunday at 8:30 or only on holidays, but if you have a chance to hear them not just toll, but really play, I highly recommend it. I've never ...