Tsarsko Selo Spa-Hotel
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... not suggest that questions would be welcome so we dutifully did as told. A short while later we were passing through the communist identikit concrete passport control, which was a typically tense affair - featuring a bag search - save for random questions one of the guards asked about our respective life experiences. About three jolty, window slamming, hours later I was woken by tapping on the bus window and shouting of "change now" and it appeared ...
... water.Loads of people were filling up giant bottles at these fountains. Our guide mentioned that there is 8 different types of "flavours" of the thermal mineral drinking water in Sofia.
We are heading to Istanbul tomorrow (evening flight), but we are expected to check out late tomorrow morning. We may check out a park and relax as Sofia is intended as kind of a rest stop for us.
-- Ryan L.
... synagogue, mosque, Catholic Church and Orthodox Church within two blocks of each other. The guide explained that Sofia once had many more religious minorities, but many left before the Communist government took power. Again, on the tour I encountered protesters. The
former Bulgarian monarchy was overthrown near the end of World War II, and the last prince who ruled Bulgaria was named Simeon. Simeon was actually elected ...
... fields, majestic mountains, good food and life seems to be conducted at a slower pace. As well as the cities and towns, there is much natural beauty to explore and discover. By mid afternoon we were at the border crossing between Macedonia and Bulgaria. A border crossing always involves a stop and our passports checked by a customs officer from the country that we are leaving. Sometimes they collect the passports, take them into a building, stamp them then return them. ...
... in the period of the 2 minutes I was checking their produce wares.
Another comical moment:
I had heard and learned, but I had temporarily forgotten that Bulgarians reverse the nod and shakes of the head for "yes" and "no". I.e. "Yes" is symbolized by the horizontal shake of the head (vs. our "no"), and the "no" is symbolized by the vertical nod of the head (vs. our "yes").
Remember: NODDING = NO. SHAKING = YES.
Upon passing ...