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Travel Blogs from Sofia
... Slovenia was impressively relaxed. I wandered across the bridges, admired the river, the public sculptures, the local market, the outside of the Cathedral and the distant castle up on the hillside. I pottered through the streets determined to use up my final euros as this was my last euro country.
Regrettably, I was so effective with spending up my final euros that when it came time for dinner, I was going to have to put it on my VISA. An impulse purchase in a shop ...
... of this trip--homemade lemonade. But more on that later...
I also ordered the tarator soup, and a Bulgarian spread called pomazanka. The menu said they used fresh Bulgarian ingredients that could not be translated. So, I have no idea what it is, but it was delicious. After my mid afternoon lunch I walked back to the hotel and went back to work for a few more hours. After that, I visited the Executive Lounge. While the room was only 100 Euro a ...
... Monument to the Bulgarian State (or the 1300th Anniversary Monument, 1981) - this was a hideous excuse for art. It was a nasty neglected concrete eye sore. The political art critic's perspective might suggest it was intentionally incomplete because of its dependance on the Soviet State, and/or the inability to complete or beatify the structure because of Bulgaria's reluctance to embrace its own independence.
Throughout Sofia, there was a strong art ...
... rain draping the hills behind the city and soon a cloudburst engulfs the bus and we slow to a crawl as we roll toward the center, raindrops stippling the streets. By the time The ATM at the bus station spits out 100 Bulgarian lev (about $66) the rain has stopped and I climb into a cab. Conversation with the driver follows the surreal pattern of comprehension just beyond each other's grasp. It is first time in Sofia? Yes. It's very beautiful. Thank you. ...
... roam freely throughout the key sights.
Once you have walked through the sights, there doesn't see to be a huge amount of other things to do other than shopping and the ladies market. We eventually located the latter but this seemed dominated by fruit and veg so instead settled for people watching in one of the cafes along Protska, which is the only ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Fitness/Health center