Sofia (and Rila)
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August 4th, 2006 – by: tamsynj
Then, we arrive and try to buy a phone card to phone a hostel to book it for the night. We end up buying a top-up card instead, adn then realise we have no Bulgarian money. So we just decided to head to the hostel anyway. Then, we're standing at the tram stop waiting for the tram (obviously) and we're trying to work out what time its coming etc, and this guy offers to help us, and next thing I know I find his hand in my handbag and was trying to nick my money! So I started screaming at him, and walked off.
When we arrive in the centre, we went to the hostel we'd planned on going to, and it was full booked...so they phoned up another one, reserved rooms for us and a Japanese girl who was in the same predicament, and off we went together! Our hostel was fantastic though, we were in a 12-bed dorm, which was completely full.
We decided to visit Vitosha which was pretty awesome, although absolutely freezing - we'd left the heat of the city in shorts and vest tops and by the time we got up there, we were so cold we had to drink a cup of coffee, and then give up the idea of walking down and got the cable car back down! We then had to sit and wait for our two friends who had walked down and after about 2 hours we gave up, hoped they wre ok, and when we got back to the hostel we found out they were there and had somehow made it all the way down the mountain and back to the hostel before us!
We also took a trip to Rila.
Sofia was absolutely fantastic, we really enjoyed our time there, and even went back for a couple days on our way home! (Admittedly we were catching our plane from there, but we chose to go back a few days before so we could have some more fun!)
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