Rila Hotel Sofia
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... there is from Bulgaria. The Romans controlled the area for a while, so it makes sense that they found some Roman artifacts. The Ottoman Turks were there for a while, so it made sense that they had some Turkish stuff. They had their own Christian kingdom for a while, and had pieces of an old church hanging on the walls. And of course, they had the older bronze and other such aged stuff as well.
When I was there, they were having problems with on of their alarms, ...
... 30am. I will never be sure if kapikule was a dream sequence or weird experiment. There were a number of uniformed staff milling around what could easily have been a TV set approximation of a communist looking railway station. Some if number had by now been eroded and so by now only we five tourists - me, Steven, vera from the Netherlands and two girls - sat in the bleak confines of the waiting room for the 2:55am train. The staff/actors were able ...
... got worse. It was POURING. I was half soaked even with my umbrella because I was pulling along my big bags.
Luckily the Best Western Hotel was nearby and we were the only ones taking it. We arrived at the airport much earlier than departure time and the desk wasn't even open for check-in.
It was a good thing we got there so early because we forgot to get our Visa's in order to go to Turkey. We quickly did it via ...
Yesterday we made it to Belgrade, Serbia. It was poring down rain and I decided to skip the walking tour. I did meet up with the group for a traditional Serbian dinner. Today we stopped in Nis. Nis is famous for being the birthplace of the Roman emperor, Constantine. There is also an old fortress still standing here. After spending a few hours in Nis we continued on to Sofia, Bulgaria. On our way to Sofia we came to a stop with a line ...
... outside. This morning, we did a walking tour of Sofia with a local guide. It was very interesting hearing the ancient history of this city, although, it appears that Bulgaria has often been on the "wrong side" over the years. Most of the sights were centrally located and within easy walking distance of each other, but it was often difficult for us to orient ourselves, as most signs used the Cyrillic alphabet and we were unable to read them. ...