Hotel Vega Sofia
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... we walked to the bus and train station since we needed to get some information about regular connections to Thessaloniki. It was quite a horror because people spoke almost no English and everybody was sending us to the information desk and a lady from the information desk was sending us to the offices operated by different companies. It was like a dream! After 30 minutes we were done with buses and we decided to move to the train station. It was even worse…people ...
... for over 5 hours, and it felt like one. That is one of the things I miss most about home - sitting and talking around a table for hours, whether it's over a ton of food or over a meager espresso, is a national pastime. People often joke that if Bulgarians put as much effort in other things as they do in eating, drinking and talking, the country will be in a much different state. Alas, that's another topic entirely...
Thursday 7th June
This morning woke up early to get the 8.30am bus from Skopje to Sofia. The bus ride took 5 or so hours during which time I slept, ate my breakfast pizza slice, attempted some blogging which failed, and listening to the Bulgarian radio. We arrived in Sofia around 2pm and as I was feeling extra lazy I took a cab to the hostel from ...
... being abandoned, which remains at the sobering rate of more than 150 per month.
After our visit it was time to drop Molly off at the airport, say "'bye" and then say "hi" to Mark & Sue who are joining the team until Friday. The afternoon was spent doing a few jobs at the warehouse including sorting some presents for young men at a juvenile prison that we'll be visiting on Wednesday.
I didn't know what to expect when I arrived in Sofia. I knew very little about Bulgaria except for a few horror stories from friends who had been there. Taxi scams, local mafia and stolen cars from Germany. But those stories could have taken place anywhere from Albania to Romania because we always seem to pigeon hole this part of the world into the "can't be trusted" category. So it was no surprise that I was a little precautious on the bus to Sofia. However, when the ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Fitness/Health center
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Business Services