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... and not skateboards made it seem innocent and sweet. On the other side of the park was the start/finish of the "1st Sofia Marathon."
I walked back along the top edge of the park and stopped in at the Memorial Tomb of Alexander I of Battenberg, modern Bulgaria's first head of state (late 1800s). Small but nicely restored, I saw people come to lay flowers and wreaths. I think today is some sort of national holiday, so that may be why.
I walked to where I could ...
... those in Sofia are lazy, chronically late and love to drink and party. She said it's all true and even the local government will create made up holidays, just so the locals can take off work and have fun! They have a holiday celebrating the alphabet!
Although many residents of Sofia speak English, German and Italian all the signs are in Bulgarian, so it doesn't make getting around very easy. The Bulgarian language uses the Cyrillic alphabet ...
... re directed to our 'sleeping car.' This is a small enclosed room with 2 sets of three bunk beds stacked on top of each other. There were 3 other young people also sleeping in there. They were Bulgarian. The train was OLD,....and not comfortable at all.
We spread out the not-so-clean sheets (I slept in a sleep sack), I fluffed up my travel pillow with satin pillowcase, locked all of our bags together with our trusty cable ...
... of the Bulgarian state.The Monument to the Unknown Soldier features an eternal flame, turf from Stara Zagora and Shipka Pass, sites of two of the most important battles of the Russo-Turkish War ...
... time we need to go through the countries impacted - not sure if any train lines are under water! Last night visited a restaurant with Bulgarian folk dancing and fire walking- not bad night, the fire walking was impressive. Tomorrow we continue in Bulgaria. Spotted my first golf course today - took some time, but there's not many in these countries - wouldn't mind a game, but my caddy is not very experienced! ...