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... toppled the minarets and the Turks, believing this was bad luck, abandoned it. The church was returned to its glory after Liberation (late 19th century), and the necropolis had been found in 2008 when a water pipe was being fixed. Excavations revealed many Roman and Byzantine tombs dating back to the 3rd and 4th centuries, some including frescoes. The floors were made of elaborate mosaics, some very well preserved. The museum has been built by Sofia Municipality and ...
... Some more shopping and we found another Raffys restaurant on main shopping street so we went in an ha another great meal this time followers by some amazing desserts! Beautiful food again and for so little money! That night we went to an Irish bar as Ireland and England were playing an important rugby match so few beer and we headed back to the hostel defeated lol bottle of wine and bed early as next morn we off again. Next stop ...
... from the train station two people had already tried coming up to me so I was just ignoring everyone . The time is one hour ahead same as when I was in Romania
Out walking the place seemed to continue to get strange. There were many odd looking characters and I was avoiding responding to anyone.
I made it to ...
... can see a change. Although still a very agricultural based economy, there was more life in the villages, ad young people working the farms. When we stopped for coffee in a small town, a wedding was underway, so we were offered local Rakija to drink with the wedding party, complete with a brass band! Very potent stuff!
... journey - we just flash it and we're through.
We finally arrived into Sofia around 4pm and were dumped at the massive concrete bus station. Luckily I had some Bulgaria lev from those motor mouth Kiwi girls on the Kosovo bus so we jumped on a tram.
Sofia is a pretty city with lots of random French references. The train station was called 'la gare' and many of the parks were called 'jardins de X'. They also use 'Merci' to say thank ...