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... t reach more than one hundred individuals. In July 2013 almost 20,000 participated in one of the protests. During our tour we met some of the antiprotesting people and they were really just a few.
When we passed through the Presidential Palace we could see the St. Georgy Church that is actually surrounded by the administrative buildings. It used to be a water storage and later it was converted to an Orthodox church.
Then we passed by the National Theater and ...
... corner from where my parents live in Sofia.
RockIt is a restaurant/bar that features live music on the weekends. It was still early enough on this Friday evening for the place to be rather mellow, so we had the front of the place pretty much to ourselves for awhile. Slavy and I met up with another friend of hers, Maria, and two friends of hers - one a fellow expat living in Germany, the ...
... a day at the most if you want to see the church and few museums.
However, the closer we got to Sofia - we started to think that maybe there was some truth to what we'd been told. The first site of delapitated & abandoned communist buildings & factories was moving and kind of sad thinking on the whole situation for the people. The houses in the small towns and villages were old and ...
... being abandoned, which remains at the sobering rate of more than 150 per month.
After our visit it was time to drop Molly off at the airport, say "'bye" and then say "hi" to Mark & Sue who are joining the team until Friday. The afternoon was spent doing a few jobs at the warehouse including sorting some presents for young men at a juvenile prison that we'll be visiting on Wednesday.
After leaving Ohrid on Thursday, I made my way to Sofia via Skopje. The bus to Skopje was easy enough, however the bordercrossing between Macedonia and Bulgaria took a fair bit of time. Since you are entering the European Union, the Bulgarian border control is pretty stringent and I ended up waiting outside the bus for 2 hours while the bus was put on a hoist and checked for contraband in every conceivable spot. It was pretty cold there in ...
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