Travel Blogs from Borovets
... sunglasses on, so obviously the ceremony had been here. I found a table with some people and a banner… looked like some kind of demonstration group… sure enough, the youngish guy who spoke some English identified himself as a national trade unions group. So, I shook his hand and told him of my union activism. I then asked what was going on, and he said it was an official visit from the President of Romania. I am kind ...
... were then executed by firing squad on the 25th December 1989. When I mentioned this to some of the younger members on the bus, they said, that was the year they were born!! So I now know the youngest on the trip are both 21!! Brave girlies.
Before reaching Bucharest we stopped off at what is now know as Draculas Castle in which has only recently been refurbished and opened to the public. Very interesting.
We then ...
Happy Monday morning! We started with some happy manual labour at the warehouse. We are becoming more familiar with the busy major roads of Sofia and we wound our way quite slowly right across town to reach the warehouse. On arrival we said hello to the very sweet fox dog (scary guard dog) that is one of the guardians of the warehouse sight. Then we loaded the van for the three orphanages we were going to be visiting. We are now a highly polished unit when ...
... orphanage visit of the trip, Dogonovo. Haha. There was nothing quick about this drive and we eventually arrived rather late for a party that had been arranged for the children living at the orphanage by some of Tedy’s friends. It was rather more than a party; they were having a full on Dogonovo’s Got Talent event complete with dancing and singing and it was clear that this orphanage at least was enjoying a happy day with all the kids joining in, even the older, ...
... and instantly began yelling about how the US hates Bulgarians and sends them home. Well, his "buddies" are criminals so they got deported. Go figure...... Everyone else we have had contact with has been extremley nice. Always one bad apple right? We noticed there seemed to be many more police on the streets than the day before. Once we got near the main Bulgarian Orthodox church in the middle of the town, we ...
- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Fitness/Health center
- Business Services