Rila Hotel Sofia
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... here yet."
"What do you mean?"
"It will be here closer to the departure time."
Hmm. This was all very confusing. The ticket attendant regarded my puzzled expression and returned it with her own. "OK so when is that exactly?" I asked.
"Why 10 o'clock of course."
In my haste leaving Gallipoli, I had misread the website and thought that the Bosphorus Express was departing at precisely six o'clock. I had made every last effort to arrive at the train station ...
... and back Simon and now its printed in a blog too haha gutted xxxx The next day a guy called joe joined our dorm room and we got chatting and if you think the other Simon was coincidental wait for this one...turns out Joe was in belgrade when we were,on our night train coming in, then our hostel, then our room. And to top it all off he's from colchester!? Well I must have looked like a right wierdo when we worked it all out haha. We later realised that ...
... the countryside of Bulgaria. Nice.
Sofia is also very nice. Quite small and compact - well the city centre anyway. And lots to see.
It is so different to all the other cities I have been to on this trip - you just know you are in Europe; or rather in "Eastern" Europe. A mix of old buildings and Soviet style buildings, the people....... I'm not sure just what, but you know.
Did a city bike tour for ...
... mosques Andrea and I saw in Istanbul. There is the massive central dome, and the four (not all visible here) smaller domes surrounding it. And once inside, you can see all the way to the inside of the roof, just like you can inside a mosque. So it was interesting that when I read the first plaque outside, it said, among other things, there is a similarity in design to that of mosques.
Maybe I'm learning something on this trip!
... inspection number two (why couldn’t they mark that they already checked mine?). Take a while to return to sleep. Sleep. 5:23, conductors wake me up by grabbing my arm, again. Another ticket inspection (WHY COULDN’T THEY MARK THAT THEY ALREADY CHECKED MINE????). Take a while to return to sleep. Nod on and off for the next three hours because it is now morning. Arrive to Sofia. Argh.
I squealed for joy when I saw ...