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... She said she brought along the Rick Steves tour itinerary to give her some ideas of what to do. The whole flight was kind of annoying because I just wanted to be back on solid ground, and the last 45 minutes of the trip were really bumpy and jerky. I'm always amazed by how everyone else looks so calm when they can't even keep their heads facing forward because of the back-and-forth, back-and-forth.
Retrieved my bag only to find that the TSA had gotten into it ...
... couldn't see them at first glance due to the lack of neon signage. I managed to keep my eyes open long enough to find an ATM, change money over, grab some pizza for breakfast, stock up on snacks and even borrow some free wifi. I like the coin operated coffee machines on all of the streets, which I managed to operate successfully despite all of the instructions being in Belgian [Bulgarian, dumbass]. Score one for sleep-deprived Jeff.
The final drama ...
... My mom shared that when she came to Sofia for college, she had nowhere to wash her sheets so she'd send them home to her mom (she lived in another town over 100 miles away), who'd wash them in her washing machine and send them back. Mom's building's bathroom was in the basement, and it was an old-school squat toilet! She had no phone line either, so she's get a note in the mail telling her to go to the post office on a certain day and time to receive a call from my grandmother, ...
... we found ourselves in a local park with a small boating lake so for a very small fee of £3 we hired a pedalo for 30 minutes and relaxed on the lake. The sun was shining and it was all very picturesque. Charly fell in.
Unfortunately that was a jape but wouldn't that have made for hilarious blog reading?!
We popped back to the hostel to secure our plans for tomorrow. Sadly we arrive in Belgrade at 5:10 on a night train that is notoriously unhygienic, hot and ...
... claim to it.
As we come towards the end of our European leg of the tour and are completing Balkan states, its worthwhile to remember that up until the second world war, almost all the countries in this region were monarchies. As republics, these countries have become middle income to high income states. I hope our own experiment in Nepal of becoming a republic will be productive, peaceful and prosperous.
Final note on Bulgeria; I have ...