Hotel Royal Victoria
Travel Blogs from Sofia
... places to go that are just a train ride away.
These kids got off earlier to transfer to go to Istanbul. Our full train ride to Sofia was just under 10 hours. The scenery was great. We passed by farms, herders with their flock on a field, mountains, and ravines.
We arrived at around 22:30 and walked to our apartment. The walk was pretty sketchy. Especially since the street lights suddenly went out on one of the streets ...
I arrived in Bulgaria on September 1st for a nice relaxing time before heading to the volunteer program in Israel. The Sofia Airport, for a nation’s largest airport is very small and I remember thinking Wow, Iceland’s national airport is much bigger than Sofia’s. Elena picked me up at the airport and took me to her apartment, which was located in an area very close to a lot of the sites I wanted to see. ...
... flavors. Funky as in, by eating this I am hedging my bets as to how likely it is that this will lead to food poisoning. It was all kinds of wrong. Since the salad had been a disaster I had more bites of that meal than I should have, but eventually just decided that the desire to avoid the risk of sickness far outweighed hunger that night. So disappointing. With that, it was back up to the room to pack. I had a flight to Bucharest in the morning.
... is getting a little better, although it is a bit depressing when - like a 5 year old - you've successfully sounded out a word only to realize that it is a Bulgarian word and you have no idea what it means :) Dinner was at a restaurant close to the hotel - with the biggest shashlik I have ever seen. Dessert was Turkish delight wrapped in pastry and drowned in rose sugar syrup - I think I have had my sugar intake for the whole year in one ...
... rain draping the hills behind the city and soon a cloudburst engulfs the bus and we slow to a crawl as we roll toward the center, raindrops stippling the streets. By the time The ATM at the bus station spits out 100 Bulgarian lev (about $66) the rain has stopped and I climb into a cab. Conversation with the driver follows the surreal pattern of comprehension just beyond each other's grasp. It is first time in Sofia? Yes. It's very beautiful. Thank you. ...
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