Maxim Boutique Hotel
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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 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 ...
... rules. I will able to describe the church in a few sentences. As you enter the church it is breathtaking, your eyes are drawn upward to beautiful mosaic paintings on the ceiling of this small church. The walls are covered in both frescoes and mosaics. However, the eye of the visitor is always going to stare at the golden altarpiece, which is usual for Orthodox houses of worship. After Rila, we toured the frescoes of the Boyana ...
... But actually, the first day will mainly be spent travelling to Sofia on the bus, and on the second day, we're going to wake up very early to visit the Rila Monastery,” I lied. “So we won't really be in Sofia at all.”
He smiled when I told him this. “Then, I suppose it's okay,” Hstro said, reassured, and dropped us off helpfully at Plovdiv's South Bus Station.
There was a reason for Hstro's bias against Sofia. Plovdiv ...
... took the penalty and changed our ticket for bus that wouldn’t leave for another 7 hours. So it was back to our hostel to store our bags and have another look around Sofia. Not ideal at all and we’ll be checking every ticket from now on.
We liked Bulgaria, with our favourite places being Plovdiv and Veliko Tarnovo. We weren’t that impressed with Varna, and Sofia wasn’t that interesting a city. It was by far the cheapest place we have visited in ...
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- Shuttle bus service
- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet