Day 13 - Frequenting Ukraine Mafia Nightclubs!

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In the Ethnographic museum.

We enjoyed another nice long lie in after quite a late night and those damn snoring Aussies. Luckily everyone had left our room already so we got ourselves together fairly quickly, ate some breakfast and sent a few emails whilst the hostel was quiet. We had the chore of reserving our train to Budapest, another sleeper. However, it was Saturday and Sofia was buzzing. The women were out in force, shopping I can only presume, and they were very nice to say the least.

Not satisfied with the generous helping of beautiful women on the streets, we headed back to the Happy Bar Grill. Can't get enough of the great food and the excellent service! After lunch we headed to the Irish Harp bar to catch the Portugal vs Iran game. It was a fairly poor game, so we headed away early and went for another wander and people watching session.

Dave in the Ethnographic museum.
It was then that we came across an interesting museum, the national ethnographic museum, which consisted of exhibits showing the lifestyle and occupations of the Bulgarians in the 19th century.

Enough culture for today though. We wandered back to the hostel to resume drinking and chatting with the other travellers. The banter progressed well and a group of us decided to head out together that night. Along with myself and Dave, we were joined by a Kiwi, an Austrian, a German and another Englishman. Sin City nightclub was the proposed venue, however, the hostel owner strongly recommended we steer clear of this place. He went on to explain that it was frequented by the Ukraine mafia. This warning only succeeded in making our intentions even stronger.

Nice looking church of sorts.

After a few more beers we finally left for Sin City. We couldn't believe what we saw when we got there. Firstly we had to shuffle through metal detectors before being thoroughly frisked by very itimidating bouncers. Inside was even more dramatic. The entire floor was covered in monopoly money and beautiful girls took turns throwing it in the air whilst others danced on tables. All this under the watchful eye of some very scary and tough looking men, who were dressed to the nines and covered in bling. We managed to stay and enjoy ourselves for about an hour before we felt it was time to go. We kinda stuck out like a sore thumb and the stares we were getting weren't that welcoming. Not threatening mind you, but we had probably stayed our welcome.

We finished the night in a smaller, less intimidating club, where we could dance and drink together without worrying too much and we lasted until about 5am. It was great to just party for one night with a top notch bunch of people for one night only. Travelling really is the life.

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In the Ethnographic museum.
In the Ethnographic museum.
Dave in the Ethnographic museum.
Dave in the Ethnographic museum.
Nice looking church of sorts.
Nice looking church of sorts.
View of Mount Vitosha
View of Mount Vitosha
Yet another monument.
Yet another monument.
No idea what that said!
No idea what that said!
Guards on duty.
Guards on duty.
Sofia
photo by: Luci26