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- Drycleaning onsite
- Continental Breakfast
- Shuttle bus service
- Minbar in room
- Room service
TripAdvisor Reviews Silver House Sofia
Travel Blogs from Sofia
... around 20 minutes. I got a little confused in the underground passages that lead up to the street — no crosswalks, just these big pedestrian underpasses — but eventually found the right exit and walked to the Crystal Palace Hotel in five minutes.
My room is large and chain-like, but nice. The hotel sits right across from a nice park, and there were plenty of people sitting out enjoying the summer evening (it was 97F when I got here!) and watching ...
... You see all of the mess you don't usually see, from rubbish to graffiti to rust covered trucks and dilapidated buildings. In my sleep deprived state I had to wonder what I'd gotten myself into.
I finally made it to Sofia about 3:00pm, some 17 hours after I'd departed Istanbul. It is most definitely not an express service. Hopefully the next overnight train is more comfortable. Anyway, as I walked to the hostel I was struck by two things. First, ...
... just can't picture a coal oven in the kitchen. The building finally got central heat because a guy living on the 3rd floor was a minister during communist times. That was quite extraordinary, as most other buildings in the city center don't have central heat even to this day.
These last few days in Sofia were wonderful, although I couldn't help but start to feel sad about leaving as Friday drew near. I don't think a day will ever come that I don't feel that pinch in my ...
... unsafe. Woah tomorrow will be tough. BUT our day in Sofia was not ruined by this thought as we had a delicious meal at an authentic bulgarian restaurant! I had a pork stew which was sublime!
Lastly we grabbed our stuff and walked to the station! Tonight is officially Charlys first night interrailling! See you at a ridiculous time in the morning Serbia. Please be delayed.
A quick update from the train:
Boarding the train it felt ...
... Cinemas cohorts, with a third, Dimana, joining us later in the evening. They took us into Sofia, Bulgaria's capital city, which, like Budapest, was blanketed in snow. While the girls assured me that the city is much prettier in the summer months, it was no less impressive in colder temperatures.
After arriving, we went to Fancy, an understandably nice restaurant across the street from the Church of St. Nicholas the Miracle-Maker (which, despite this being ...