September 15th, 2007 – by: chrisrae
Engraved wall in town
The last couple of days have been very lazy for me in anticipation of a busy next few months. I walked about town, looking at the various shops and getting a little souvenir shopping done. Yesterday all I did was buy my train ticket for tonight and then found a pretty park to read a book in. This place just allows you to chill. I did manage to catch the light show at the fortress the last couple of nights. It is mesmerizing. If enough older tourists pay the 400 Lev for it, they'll put on a magnificent light display on fortress hill set to music. I wish I could have captured it on film, but trust me, it is not to be missed if you make it here. Last night we had a great group in the hostel, so we all hung out together, playing various drinking games. We asked the hostel if they had any dice, which they didn't, so they made us some! Now that's great hostel staff for you. We stayed up late playing with those and just laughing, having a good time. Today we are planning a day trip out to some monasteries and a cave before I head off to Turkey on the 8 p.m. train. I will arrive there tomorrow morning around 8 a.m. I'm pretty excited about the weeks ahead there. I haven't quite figured out a plan, but will hang in Istanbul for a few days and come up with one. I have about three weeks to tour around there before I meet a friend from home in Cairo!