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... my rucksack on though, so I was OK. I arrived at the bus station to the news that the Sofia bus was delayed due to the unexpected snow and they weren't selling tickets yet because they didn't know how long it would take to get there. It arrived an hour and a quarter later and the journey itself took six hours instead of the three hours and twenty minutes it should have taken. This was because it went via Pleven, a city to the north-west of Veliko Tarnovo, instead of ...
... served on toasted bread with a slight smear of butter and some assorted salami-like meats. (Haha, descriptive…I know)
We didn’t arrive until the evening so we were given that time to just relax and get settled. We walked to Billa (grocery store all over Europe) and got some chicken, potatoes, and salad (Mishel is really good at pointing haha) and then crashed in our hotel.
The next day (after breakfast!) ...
... but it was definitely effective as I'll never forget the history of the Bulgarian royals. As we left the makeshift stage on the grassy knoll, we walked through the park to our next attraction. Upon the sight of us, locals halted their intense games of backgammon long enough to look our group of twenty up and down. Nearby protesters managed to stop chanting Mafia! and Oligarchy! for a moment to ogle us. When I made the offhand comment to Martin that our procession ...
... lines, yelling at the officers because they need to catch their trains…we were waiting there like for 15 minutes and when it was finally our turn the lady told us: “Thessaloniki - no train!” but just in case she sent us to the desk no. 10 (international tickets) where we were supposed to wait for another 15 minutes – NO WAY! We left :)
Then we started heading to our hostel, on the way we passed through the local market (mainly with vegetable ...
... br> The afternoon was a fun time of shopping for clothes. Dad bought a jacket, mum bought socks and Shareen got jeans. All were very very cheap and good quality warm clothes.
At around 5pm, we went back to collect our bags from the hotel and trekked back to the main bus station. Bought tickets for the two hour journey to Sofia (14 lev each).
We have been trying to learn the Cyrillic alphabet, which is useful since ...