Scotty's Boutique Hotel
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... strip is littered with cigarette butts and old bottles. Old, decaying band posters hang off crumbling buildings, reinforcement rods are visible on the buildings and tram tracks. In a word, grim.
It just feels a little poorer than Romania, even though they are in a similar economic state. The sun had been shining in Bucharest but Sofia was overcast so this has possibly clouded our view (See what we did there?). Mandy abandoned the tour ...
... and covers.
Surprisingly they weren't bothered about me taking pictures with such old and religious artefacts.
Then I was able to goto the Mosque for Friday prayers. It was confusing being able to tell who is who as there were many clean shaven white European Balkan muslims here ...
... to be told I have an old version of the form. Not wanting to point out his website is wrong I fill in the new form and try again. He quizzes me for a while and I fill in every detail, then he stamps my passport and tells me its not possible. Not entirely sure why its not, and when I ask him he says it's because of reciprocal arrangements between the UK and Bulgaria. I don't really understand and his English isn't the best and I don't speak Russian. I do have a stamp though, ...
... Peter and Bogi who both love the game. With Mimi, Becki and Rich all enjoying a game too we had quite a match but it was Rich who set the court on fire with some blinding play that rolled back the yeas and left everyone stunned with his skill and overwhelming natural talent. Choke, ahem.
Tomorrow we wake at stupid o'clock and get the bus for Kranevo and 10 days of sand and chaos. Oh ...
... different periods, including an old fortress. From it, you can see the city sprawled out in all directions below, as well as the other hills and the Rhodpe mountains and the Stara Planina in the distance.
I walked the entire time I was there, going up and going down roads, lots of steps, climbing rocks, etc. By the time I boarded the bus for my return at 5 pm, my legs were very tired and sore. The ride back to Sofia revealed a ...
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TravelPod Member ReviewsScotty's Boutique Hotel Sofia
I booked at Scotty's since my tour was starting from there. It is centrally located near the major tourist destinations and very near to the Central Synagogue. Breakfast is brought to your room. I found reception to be very helpful in giving directions and tips and they arranged a tour to Rila Monastery for me that was terrific - not inexpensive but the guide was charming, with excellent English, and represented his country very well to tourists.
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