Rila Hotel Sofia
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... Bulgarian three course meals each night we were there and a huge spread for breakfast each morning! She had us figured out after the first day and even had our own little tea and coffee pots waiting for us. But boy did she get cranky when you tried to help her! We felt a bit bad having her wait on us all the time so we started taking in our plates and left food to the kitchen and each time she would tell us off in Bulgarian! She was lovely though and was always asking you ...
We caught a fairly uneventful 3 hour coach trip to Bulgaria's capital city, Sofia, in the morning and headed for our new hotel. No wheels came off and no collisions en route so things are looking up in the big city! George took us for a walking tour around the town, pointing out some of the usual highlights, churches, museums and the Parliament House. Sofia does, amusingly, have a yellow brick road. 1 437 642 and a half yellow bricks were gifted by ...
... closes (for good reason) over the winter months.
That night, we wanted to show our appreciation to our guide, so we visited him at the family owned pub where he works in Old Town. The two of us, along with Sam and our new American friend we met at the hostel hung out and had a few beers to finish off the long day. The next morning we were all getting up early to catch the train 3 hours north to Sarajevo. Let’s just say that Nigel slept most of ...
... that included the word bus and the name of some city. After talking to a few others, we determined that at one station we had to get on a bus to another station and then back on the train. Unfortunately, no one knew when we were getting to the station, so we had to stay awake and watch for it. It arrived at about 3:30 in the morning. Everyone piled onto buses for a really long two hour drive. I think that to fit in the bus, you ...
... before. There are usually raised voices and jostling among the families but today the cold seems to have sapped their energy and the husbands, wives and kids wait relatively quietly (this is a Roma community after all; shouting is a way of life) for Valya, Rich P, Nick and Laura to find the right present for each person.
Many of the kids only have one layer on; one has no shoes. It is very cold and we are warm in our hats and coats but every year we see that these ...