Travel Blogs from Sofia
... to do two different Prezi's for our group's presentation. Naturally. I just can't let go and trust other people to do work in my name. I guess that makes me the Super-Fulbright-Nerd-Leader. Whatever.
So for this conference our principals were invited instead of our mentor teachers which was strange because most of the principals don't know English. My principal looks like a friendly, ...
... t tell what kind of crops they might be. I did see a few herds of cattle, a few chickens, a few horses, and a donkey tied up in one field. We saw mountains with bits of snow on them. I wonder if Sofia is in a bowl of mountains. There were pines and birches and lots of small flowering white trees which I assumed were plum or pear trees. I like the style of houses - kind of square with stucco over what looked like twigs and filler of ...
Furthest point from home, scary times! Arriving in Sofia, it captivated us with this charm that we couldn't explain! Walking to the train station we had to deal the the Cyrillic alphabet (luckily I had learnt it before hand)! After arriving at this hostel, which was 1 of the most interesting 1s yet: a wooden cabin hidden behind a garage door! I recommend anyone ...
... bug during that nasty Air France flight that had me bent over a trashcan for about 5 hours of hell.
Dennis' talk went well, and he was given a tour of the facilities. It is interesting that Bulgaria just reported their first case in 2 years of CCHFV (Crimean-Congo Hemorrhagic Fever Virus - the virus Dennis studies at UTMB-Galveston). Is this a bad omen? Hope not!
Dennis returned to the hotel at around 2pm. He ...
Let me say this...we saw the sun come up on the train from Istanbul to Sofia. It was quite pretty actually, but we didn't do it on purpose.
We crossed the border from Turkey to Istanbul at 4:00am. The train guy walked by, knocked on the door and woke us up to go outside and get our exit stamps. To get there we walked beside the train for a little while and then down stairs to go under the other ...
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Free parking