Rila Hotel Sofia
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At the end of the tour, I asked our guide where to go get some good Bulgarian food. He recommended a great place, Izbata, not too far from where the tour ended. I would have never found it myself as it's tucked away in a basement, but the food there was great.
I ate with some people I met on the tour who were on a "family history" research vacation, and they were able to tell me about all the traditional Bulgarian dishes that they grew up with. But I ...
... hilly and thickly forested although attractive buildings were a rare feature. However, the journey passed quickly and Steven, vera and i shared travel and life tales... First impressions are important with both places and people and it would fair to say that Sofia was an instant thumbs down. We pulled into the station through bleak tower blocks, graffitied trains and long closed and vandlised factories, which were remnants of a different time. ...
... water.Loads of people were filling up giant bottles at these fountains. Our guide mentioned that there is 8 different types of "flavours" of the thermal mineral drinking water in Sofia.
We are heading to Istanbul tomorrow (evening flight), but we are expected to check out late tomorrow morning. We may check out a park and relax as Sofia is intended as kind of a rest stop for us.
-- Ryan L.
... and Finland being the other two that saved their Jews during the Holocaust. The monument honors many righteous Bulgarians include the Metropolitan Orthodox priests of both Plovdiv and Sofia who told the King they would die with the Jewish countrymen if they were deported. It is a very inspiring story of human kindness. After visiting that memorial I had my first Bulgarian meal out at a restaurant of chicken and vegetables ...
... The airport was busy, but not that crowded. When all was said and done I was checked in and through security in under 40 minutes. That meant I had plenty of time to fill at the airport. Can't say there was much there to pass the time, but, eventually, I was on my way. The flight was only a couple of hours and the next thing I knew I was walking off the plane in Bulgaria.
Now, Sofia was the final stop on my trip last year, and my first in ...