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Now 10 May and we reluctantly left our hotel in Veliko Tarnovo, Bulgaria. A quick taxi ride to the bus station and a four and one-half hour ride to the capitol, Sofia. We had a two night reservation in a downtown hotel. Not quite as upscale as the hotel we just vacated, but we chose the central location over opulence. (So did our Visa card.)
... of inspiration for the Bulgarians during that time. On signage here, you have to read the bottom half which is often in English.
We arrived at Rila Monastery, a World Heritage Site, at 0950. We had 1.5H to spend as we chose. There are outer areas as well which time did not permit considering but the time was ample for the Ecclesiastical and Historical Museum and the church.
There was an initial 'wow' factor. The monastic buildings look newly renovated. ...
... about the place from anyone without bringing up the war. Not making any judgements here, but there's a lot of backwardness in Bosnia. Another quick example; not mine...someone was on a tour of Sarajevo when the tour guide remarked at how beautiful the city is, just before dropping his cigarette butt on the ground... Just saying. Quote of the day from Haris: "When reality stops, Bosnia continues." Sarajevo ended well. After Ramadan ended there was a giant party in ...
... Alexander Nevsky Cathedral, the second largest cathedral on the Balkan Peninsula.
When our tour came to an end, we grabbed lunch at Happy, which was essentially the equivalent of every major US moderately-priced dining establishment rolled into one. Imagine TGIFridays, Moe's, Outback Steakhouse, and a sushi joint all crammed into one building, and you've kinda got the idea.
After lunch, and not having yet reached our history quota for the trip, we ...
... afetr starting our day at stupid o'clock with out any hitches. Or so we thought: only aftr we got here did Alice discover that she had picked an identical, but wrong bag, at the airport. All is well though and the bags will be swapped back by tomorrow's end, all being well.
Tomorrow we'll catch up with the staff and residents of House of Joshua and introduce you to a Bulgarian TV ...