Hotel Royal Victoria
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... in case the buses got booked up (I've never done this in Bulgaria until now, but I didn't want to risk the chance of missing our flight due to not being able to get a bus to Sofia at all). After I'd done that, we both sampled some hot chocolate from the Italian hot drink vending machine in the street in front of the ETAP bus station. These machines are spread out throughout Veliko Tarnovo; the drinks names are in Bulgarian ...
... Ohrid. She's brought a weigh scale re her checked luggage, something several found rather hysterical. Red thought her beans were 'horrible'. She got her fish way late but ate it.
Thankfully the Posh Noshers had buggered off before having to say 'bye, *****'. I wish some of the evening's good will had translated earlier. Daniela did not seem to worried about any incoming negative stuff from dubious sources.
Back up for some final emails and blog finalizing. ...
... more to see and there was no one in the streets, so we found a nice beer garden. There was no one in there either. It was a worrying sign. And it wasn't even a Monday either. We had dinner at a nice traditional Bulgarian restaurant in a bit of a courtyard come beer garden near the Hotel. We then ventured out to sample what Sofia had to offer. The first bar we went to was shut. So was the second. And the third. Ok, so it was ...
... I am READY to have a private room with a big bed. I've booked four nights in Belgrade at my next place, the last two are in my own room so I can pack and organize my life before I take off for Bangkok on Tuesday. Other than that life is good. I'm getting used to long bus and train rides. I'm getting used to having my passport checked 34984545 times on a bus trip. I'm getting used to border crossings, loud snorers, new friends, answering political questions with tact, ...
It was here that we also tried rakia, an intensely strong liquor found throughout the Balkans (although Bulgaria lays claim to its origin) that is the country's national drink and a mirror of the pálinka we had tried in Hungary a week prior. Considering its alcohol content (at least 40% in most cases, and higher in others), rakia was surprisingly easy to drink, although doing so was, understandably, a slow process. I also tried Kamenitza, one of the ...