Travel Blogs from Sofia
... only map, and Steve is pretty adept at finding his way around, so Steve thought he'd be fine. Unbeknownst to him, the tour had ended on a diagonal street and Steve had misjudged where the Main Street was and went off piste for a half hour, with just a slight rise of panic looming, walking down random streets trying to find a familiar point. He finally found the river near the hotel and fell into a cake shop, just before he passed out from ...
... paid 5 Lev but today it was 11 Lev ($7.50). I think the drink and salad were what cost money when I looked at the bill
Back by the mosque there are excavations and a small church below ground which my map said you can go in for some very old art. I found my way in but the church section was roped off and hard to ...
... showing us sights to see and places to eat and drink. Hostel Mostel is a great little hostel, very friendly, full of character and cheap as chips at 12 euros a night; highly recommended if you find yourself in Sofia. By the time we had checked in it was lunchtime and so in true English style, we had our first meal of our travels in a MacDonald's. After lunch we went exploring, heading towards the Alexander Nevsky cathedral. On our way we were stopped by two ...
... to the hotel and realized why I had so much difficulty last night - I mixed up my landmarks. I should go out and try to get a photo of the synagogue lit up at night since the one with my new camera didn't turn out last night. (Actually, it did.) Since I still need to get up early and get some sleep, I don't know if I will get to put any photos up tonight. I am glad that I managed to get on to the internet though. I hope I can send this blog entry out.
... Cathedral (built between 1882-1912 - post Ottoman rule). Most Bulgarians are Bulgarian Orthodox Christians. As I mentioned in my earlier post, taking pictures inside these religious buildings is prohibited. Suffice it to say...all are breathtaking. Soaring domes, ostentatious (but beautiful and large-than-life) chandeliers, dramatic murals and mosaics, candelabra, incense burners, and lots of icons of Jesus, Mary, and other saints. There was ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Room service