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... everywhere and I got my first look at what has changed in the capital is since my last visit. Later on in the day, I met up with my oldest friends here - two gals I'd gone to middle school with. Ina stayed in Sofia after high school; Kremena finished college in France and worked there for a while, then moved to London. Kremena and I tend to meet up all over the globe except in Bulgaria. On my trip to Asia 3 years ago, we bumped into each other in Singapore after not ...
... a lot safer than before but it was an extreme of such a heavy police presence
I know Bulgaria is known for police corruption, a reason their EU membership was delayed a year from 2006 to 2007. Even at the border were posters to report police corruption
After coming out the museum (see next entry) I tried ...
... br> But pretty tired so didn't do a lot else. Lunch, dinner and an early night.
Day two was more walking and having a look inside the Aleksander Nevski Memorial Church, the Sveta Sofia Church ( the cities oldest church that gave the city its name), the Art Gallery etc.
That night met up with the two "Green Tour" guides I had met on my last trip.
... cheese shop, then headed back to Iona's grandma's to get ready for a night out - Hayden very kindly sacrificed his Lady Gaga ticket so I could go with Iona! While we were at the concert the boys had dinner and drinks near home. We can't believe how cheap everything is here! Bulgaria was a good choice!
... our guide in Turkey had had 1/3 of his energy. I think Hafiz was a bit burnt out ferrying tourists across Turkey.
The buildings began to glow as dusk fell. Several of the churches had metallic roofs/structures and it was a magical experience. By chance we are here during a holiday weekend so there are less cars therefore less noise and exhaust. We learned about the importance of mineral waters of ...