Last Sunday through Tuesday, I my last solo trip for a bit to Bulgaria. Not a country on most people's bucket list, but for me...it was. Having been a history major in college, I've been wanting to see Sofia for years, and I knew I needed to make it happen before departing in June.
I took an early flight out of Heathrow airport.
Can I just say how thankful I am to Starbucks for being open that early?
Although, I could do without getting my name misspelled, for once.
I stayed at the Hilton in Sofia which ended up being fairly close to everything including being across the street from the National Palace of Culture. Around the building of the National Palace of Culture were numerous monuments and memorials remembering the time the country was under Communist rule.
|National Palace of Culture|
|Old Guard Post from the Communist Period|
|Streets of Bulgaria|
|Taste of America|
Apart from the government corridor, I was also able to view the famous Russian Church as well as the Alexander Nevsky Cathedral. I wondered inside the Cathedral, and as it was built during the Ottoman Empire period, it reminded me of the Hagia Sophia (Turkey) in many ways. I could have looked at the frescos all day.
|The Russian Church|
|Alexander Nevsky Cathedral|
|Old Roman Ruins|
|Public Bath House|