Travel Blogs from Bansko
... team hit their sacks to try and recover some of that lost sleep from the night before.
Tomorrow the team visit the House of Opportunity in the nearby village of Skravena and hook up with the translators who will be joining us for the camp.
This year the team are:
Laura Ferguson (Bulgaria intern)
Grace Henney (two time SC vet)
Fraser Henney (Grace's husband and SC newby)
Bukorovski Monastery St. George is the second monastery in the world and the only one in Bulgaria with five churches. Operative is only old church St. George, and new four are build on the foundations on old churches...
On this place is found carved in stone calendar represented ...
... city we found a park. We were hungry for lunch, but we weren't positive what we should get...until we saw a cart in the middle of the sidewalk. There was a line next to it that went almost around the corner of the block. This would be perfection. Pizza. A huge and delicious slice of pizza bigger than my hand for 2 leva (1.33 USD). We sat in the park and ate our pizza and fed the crust to the pigeons. Life is good.
All in all, an amazing trip to ...
... spent about 5 minutes arguing by mime - them gesturing 'pay the fine or we call police!' and us gesturing 'please call the police so we know that this is a legitimate fine' after which they gave us back our tickets and gestured 'go away'.
Over lunch we gathered our courage to try public transport again, and caught a tram to a different (closer) part of Mt Vitosha. A group of mischievous looking kids came and sat next to me, established that I did not speak Bulgarian and ...
... br> After about equal time in Romania and Bulgaria, I want to give my impressions of the two countries; there are many similarities, but there are differences, too. Some of the common issues with both countries are not things one notices when just being a tourist, but you know they are there: corruption, organized crime, border disputes, cultural sensitivities, human trafficking. And in both countries there is a vast gap between the haves and the have-nots; on the ...
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