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Arrived in Sofia late morning on a public bus from Veliko Tarnovo. A much prettier city than Bucharest. Wandered around the city taking in the sights for a couple of hours stopping at random market stalls for panitsa (the Bulgarian version of a bourek) with spinach and cheese, then some freshly squeezed orange juice and lastly some coconut ice cream. It's only 31 degrees here but it feels much hotter than that! On the upside, my ...
... Further on, I come to a pedestrian-only street lined with more down market shops. Lots of strange English phrases on the clothing and a surfeit of underwear stores. No risk of a lingerie shortage in Sofia. Must be a great source of comfort in this dicey economy. Bulgaria is a card carrying member of NATO as of 2003 and the EU as of 2007, with one of the lowest average incomes of any European country. The formerly thick-ankled Stalinist state -- whose security service ...
... my way back to my hostel in a rather hung over state. I joined Tom and admittedly we really didn’t achieve much during the day except a trip to the park where we sat nursing a hangover. I don’t recall much of Saturday either suggesting to me that it wasn’t particularly eventful. We did manage to get back on the horse in the evening and again went to the same club as Tom was a bit disappointed that he didn’t meet a Bulgarian Knight who would sweep him off his ...
... perche' l'esposizione presentava vita, opere e ricordi dei personaggi raffigurati sulle banconote bulgare. Attraverso la vita di questi religiosi, politici, artisti, scrittori, scienziati e viaggiatori, mi e' sembrato di penetrare sotto la pelle di queta piccola nazione, piu' che se ci fossi stato un anno a fotografare monumenti. E' stato illuminante. Fuori dell'edificio c'era un'altra mostra, piu' popolare...200 orsi ...
... me with my bags into a taxi and I am whisked away through downtown Sofia to the Vrinda Mission Spiritual Center where he belongs, run by a gracious couple with a new baby boy. I am grateful for the shower that comes before a nap and homemade cream soup. We decide to take a walk after dinner, and blocks go by as we catch up with each other. Then the rain comes, and it pours, and the thunder cracks off of the old bricks of the byzantine and communist podge ...
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