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- Minbar in room
- Continental Breakfast
- Drycleaning onsite
- High-speed internet in room (free)
- Breakfast Available
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We left VT on the 09.20 bus to Sofia. There was still quite a lot of snow around, despite the thaw of the last few days. The journey was uneventful, though at one point we did see a shepherd driving a small flock of sheep and goats along quite close to the side of the road. No 6-hour journey this time, thank goodness!
We arrived in Sofia …
... improv bits in between in his soothing chocolately Bulgarian brogue. I think she was a little smitten with him.
We had clearly learned nothing from our eventually diminishing hangovers and once again set about getting blotto. We did learn one thing though and bought our booze from the supermarket which was way cheaper than yesterday and drank it in the hostel with a girl from Macedonia, who I now have a stagnant relationship with on Facebook. We were ...
... in Demascus, we took a bus trip out into the desert to visit Palmyra. The light definitely wasn't 'Palmyra perfect', as described in the guide book, the skies were grey and it was bloody freezing. But the ruins were still impressive and we enjoyed scrambling amongst the burial tombs. Managed to climb up into one, and down into a cave, which was strangely hot inside.
From Damascus we took a 30-something hour bus journey to ...
... nightlife” but not for the gorgeous ice cream on the strip. Two dollars later, voila, my evening entertainment, absolutely delicious stracciatella, appears.
Plovdiv is a beautiful little town. The down economy is quite visible. Some of the buildings aren’t maintained and many shops are closed. I was told some rents are 25% what they were not long ago. The striking thing to me is how happy the people seem despite the ...
... as we say, "in hog heaven!"
Between yesterday and today, I also did a couple loads of laundry. It took me a while to figure out how to work the washing machine, but I finally did it, and now I have laundry hanging all over the apartment - no dryer!
So that's about it for this "episode." Tomorrow I have an appointment at the Peace Corps office with the country director.
Look for me again in three or four ...