Travel Blogs from Sofia
Today is our last train ride (in europe) going from Bucharest (Romania) to Sofia (Bulgaria). Our compartment was packed with 8 setas (instead of the usual 6). There were 6 other people in our compartment. They are fresh grads just out of High School. It made me feel so old.
Especially after seeing how many sweets and McDonalds they ate! I think it would be awesome to grow up in Europe. There are so ...
... we made it out of ere and finally made it to Sofia. It actually ended up being a beautiful drive through some very small roads. There are small protest going on in Sofia, so we did not do the walking tour. Instead our bus driver drove a little bit around the town so we could see some sites. Then the group went to dinner for a Gypsy Evening. We ate delicious food and were entertained by gypsy dancers. Once we were done eating the ...
... I didn't encounter them at all. The walk back to the hotel was short, and I set out for what would be my only bad meal of the trip. But it wasn't just bad, it was epically awful. There was a restaurant right next to St. George's Church in the Sheraton courtyard. Since it wasn't technically the same as eating at the hotel, but still conveniently close, it seemed like a safe choice. It wasn't.
I had planned to "rediscover Sprite" (Patricia ...
... for the song request, itself. The women were finished, and were leaving before their song had played, and insisting they did not know of the additional charges. Because of my proximity in sitting near the women, the "bar management" insisted that I should be the one responsible paying for the additional drinks, song request, etc. "Management" and I continued to argue, my insisting I was not going to pay for any drinks, song requests, or anything. ...
Sofia is to me a bit undefined.
It became the capital of Bulgaria in 1879. At that time, it had about 12.000 inhabitants, which is (also for that time) almost nothing.
To make it a capital of the then new state of Bulgaria, ministries, churches, theaters, villas and the like were built in a relatively short time. This makes the center look quite uniformly. But it also means, that there is only very little older ...
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