Travel Blogs from Sofia
... and Chris's yesterday as we stepped out to go find some lunch and explore the city. This time McDonald's was not on the cards, and we settled for chips and a drink in the same bar as Chris and I had stopped in the previous afternoon. After spending several hours chatting away in the bar, we continued to show the girls Sofia's cathedral before heading back once more to the hostel. ...
... he said we were at Koprivshtitsa so I got off, made sure the bus would be in the same place at 4:50, got some directions from a woman who was helping me speak to the bus driver and off I went.
It wasn't until I was back in the bus seeing Koprivshtitsa from a higher vantage point that I noticed that it could be Bulgaria's Kyoto. There was a stream running through the middle of the village with numerous stone bridges across it - ...
... to say is "hello," the drink of your choice, and "thank you" (благо 076;аря). I was then tested by being asked to read the more difficult items on the menu, and even congratulated on my pronunciation of the ever-difficult "uuh" sound. Yes!
Our group dwindled down to five and we continued on with our night. I was promised some ...
... Cathedral (built between 1882-1912 - post Ottoman rule). Most Bulgarians are Bulgarian Orthodox Christians. As I mentioned in my earlier post, taking pictures inside these religious buildings is prohibited. Suffice it to say...all are breathtaking. Soaring domes, ostentatious (but beautiful and large-than-life) chandeliers, dramatic murals and mosaics, candelabra, incense burners, and lots of icons of Jesus, Mary, and other saints. There was ...
... minutes late, which wasn't too bad. Got a taxi from the station up to the hostel (after avoiding a dodgy taxi, the one good piece of advice my American chum gave me...) which only cost about £1. This was ave taster of just how cheap this country is to be in. I have managed to spend no more than £15 a day (one bigger purchase notwithstanding) every day since I've been here, including accommodation and even on New Year's Eve.
In addition to this, ...
- Shuttle bus service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Room service
- Free parking