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Today was a quiet day as we left Turkey (boo!) and headed into Bulgaria. Not much happened today as it was long drive from Istanbul to Sofia, the capital of Bulgaria. We spent some time crossing the border from Turkey again but it was easier on the Bulgarian side. We continued driving through the forested countryside of Bulgaria and finally reached …
... had to provide the guards their identification. Over time, the Bulgarians just stopped going to church which has continued even today. Most weddings are civil and not performed in a church.
Bulgaria was part of the Ottoman empire for 5 centuries, so there is a strong Turkish influence. I've never been to Turkey, but our guide Viki told us that their customs, food and even temperament are very similar to the Turks. She said that it's well ...
... to self, (and others).....ALWAYS allow extra time when at the FCO Airport.
The flight to Sofia, Bulgaria was pleasant. Again,....I slept a little. The airport there was much smaller,....and very easy to get around.
It dawned on me that the Apartment we booked had never confirmed the airport pickup from the email I had sent them. Kris would fly in in two hours and I didn't want to be left standing,.....so I bought some Bulgarian money (since the ...
... monks. Located near confluence of 2 creeks. Postcard showed it under 2m of snow. It was a cold wet day for us, should have brought the beanie and gloves.
... Sofia itself is relatively modern and clean and has quite a lot of parks! There's not loads to do here but enough to fill our day with!
The main attraction of the day is the large cathedral. Most of the cities we have been too have great religious buildings, Sofia is no exception. The inside has tons of wicked murals everywhere and the candles and everything make a cool atmosphere. We strolled around more of the sights. More communist history and art markets.