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... here yet."
"What do you mean?"
"It will be here closer to the departure time."
Hmm. This was all very confusing. The ticket attendant regarded my puzzled expression and returned it with her own. "OK so when is that exactly?" I asked.
"Why 10 o'clock of course."
In my haste leaving Gallipoli, I had misread the website and thought that the Bosphorus Express was departing at precisely six o'clock. I had made every last effort to arrive at the train station ...
... and back Simon and now its printed in a blog too haha gutted xxxx The next day a guy called joe joined our dorm room and we got chatting and if you think the other Simon was coincidental wait for this one...turns out Joe was in belgrade when we were,on our night train coming in, then our hostel, then our room. And to top it all off he's from colchester!? Well I must have looked like a right wierdo when we worked it all out haha. We later realised that ...
... the countryside of Bulgaria. Nice.
Sofia is also very nice. Quite small and compact - well the city centre anyway. And lots to see.
It is so different to all the other cities I have been to on this trip - you just know you are in Europe; or rather in "Eastern" Europe. A mix of old buildings and Soviet style buildings, the people....... I'm not sure just what, but you know.
Did a city bike tour for ...
... and I got lucky: the light was in the right direction for the time of day when I was there.
I seem to recall Alexander Nevski having something to do with naming this church! Maybe it's named after him! I also recall it is one of the largest, if not THE largest Orthodox Christian churches in Europe, and perhaps in the entire world!
One thing I noticed about it as I approached it is its similarity to the design ...
... all the way to TOD so we were kept busy....again we were given a massive shortcut shortly after departure, basically direct to start of the STAR...and once again out had to come the speedbrake and follow Turner procedures...
Since there was no ATC for arrival, this time we followed the STAR proper for an ILS to runway 09....cloud was overcast at 2300ft so we got set to go....
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TravelPod Member ReviewsThe Rooms Sofia
located in a small street between city center and the train/bus station, no more then 7-8 minutes walk (with bags & trolleys).quiet neighborhood.near bakery & minimarket.looks a beat scary when we got there late in the evening , but very nice after all ,and the only thing to be worry about are the dodgy broken sidewalks of sofia. the stuff is very nice and helpful, guide us with all the information we needed and more. the room was not big but comfort and clean.hot water shower 24/7, the furniture are a mixture of old things and you feel like living un an Antique shop (i would not mind Furnish my house with some of those things).upstairs there is a small lounge,with 2 sofas and a tea/coffee Facilities.we set there into the night with our host talking. we prefer to spent our holidays in b&b's and hostels Rather than fancy hotels and places like the rooms are the perfect example why: it's not perfect and luxurious but Hospitable and homey.very good place the stay in sofia!
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