Villa Park Hotel
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... so in the end I obliged. After a quick bite to eat (cardboard pizza yuck!) we were off on our way exploring sunny Sofia with our tour guide.
The tour itself took in all the main sites of the city, and we found out some really interesting facts. When the Ottomans took over they came in and knocked down all the Christian churches to make mosques. When Ottoman rule ended, instead of knocking down all the mosques and building churches again, the Christians demolished ...
... omelet and tripe casserole. Yum! Thanks but no thanks, I don't eat anything inside an animal.
Tomorrow, we get on a bus for a two-hour ride to Plovdiv, Bulgaria's second largest city, and hope that it has good air conditioning and circulation so that we don't suffocate from other people's bad hygiene habits. Transport is cheap here: for two tickets, we paid $18. Hope it's not for seats with the chickens on the roof...
... be separated from their children again, there is a forest of hands and much cheering all round. We will let the pictures tell you the rest; suffice to say this was probably the most moving distribution of the trip.
One thing that has been bothering us is how to find some of the families who were displaced when Botevgrad Roma Community was bulldozed in September. Many of the children from that community ...
... 8217;s Palace with a number of exposed ruins around it.
We also strolled along a 3 or 4 block street full of market stalls in the old part of town. This area was very gritty and down to earth, with pretty well only locals of a multitude of ethnicities.
For dinner we grabbed a donar at a streetsie shop, then biked back to the hotel by 7 pm.
Tomorrow we head up to the Rila Monastery in the hills south of ...
It might actually be better to spend 1 night in Bucharest and then take the train to Sofia over night, and then have the whole day in Sofia (we gain an extra day for Italy that way!) Thoughts?
Anyway,either way we can spend the night after having a nosey and then head to Athens the next day!