Radisson Blu Grand Hotel, Sofia
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... eggplant stuffed with cheese (very rich) then there had been a choice of main - Craig had lamb cooked St George - don't know how they cooked it but it was amazing. I had pork shaslick - which was also to die for and we finished up with a yoghurt dessert topped with nuts and honey. (check the pics)
Next the entertainment started - first up we had a band playing with all sorts of different instruments including Bulgarian bagpipes, then we had a ...
... a Roman Catholic church. Its construction started in 2002 after the pope John Paul II visited Sofia and it was finished 4 years later in 2006.
Then we passed by TZUM - Central Universal Shop where the first escalators were installed approx. 20 years ago. The guide told us that when he was a little kid his parents used to take him to this building so that he could ride the escalators. Well, he could be like our age and I remember that we used to do exactly the same ...
... which transport to get back to our hotel. There is a huge variety of public transport here including buses, trams, metro and a weird sort of electric bus that looks straight from the Soviet era.
Made our way to the Cathedral of Saint Alexander Nevski which is an amazing church and Sofia's one big highlight.
We then walked through the centre of town which has some amazing ...
... above the city of Shumen. It was built in 1981 to commemorate the 1300th anniversary of the First Bulgarian Empire. The monument is built in concrete in a Cubist style, and designed by Bulgarian sculptors Krum Damyanov and Ivan Slavov. It is 450 m above sea level and can be seen from
30 km away.
A true delight was Saint Nikolas Russian Church, built in the 13th century as a small family church on today's Kaloyan Street behind ...
... on using up the parts of animals most Western abattoirs would throw away..." Hummmm, well there's always bread, cheese & wine!
This is my hotel in Sofia. Not a bad place for just 30 Euros per night. They even have wireless Internet! Nice little buffett breakfast this AM. (Jen, you would love the little chocolate filled croissants. Similar to ones we had in Spain but much smaller.) Very friendly young lady ...