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Southeast Europe Part 1 - Sofia

Arriving

sunny 27 °C
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Packed and ready to start my trip, I set off to meet my friends in Sofia. With a quick stop in Charles de Gaulle airport, I arrived in Sofia airport at the late afternoon and headed to the city center. Sofia has a good public transport network and the trip was smooth.
The hostel was really cool too and our room didn't lack space. We had dinner at the hostel (a not so typical pasta, but still good enough) and went out to a park. Sofia's streets with their old building give the city a really old feeling, but the young people on the streets contrast with that in a very fine way, and the liquor shops give a nonstop feeling to the nightlife.

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Next day (after a night which was long) we headed to do some sightseeing. Sofia has many great and beautiful religious places, my personal favorite being the Holy Nedelya Church, a small church. We headed to the mosque (closed and undergoing some remodeling), and entered the tiny Church of St Petka. Through beautiful (and on that day, very sunny) Atanas Burov square and Knyaz Aleksandar Dondukov Boulevard we led ourselves to the most well known sight in Sofia, the impressive Alexander Nevski Cathedral.

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Our short stay in Sofia was coming to an end, so after a stop in a small bazaar, we took the bus to Skopje.

To be continued...

Posted by danics 07:59 Archived in Bulgaria Tagged church airport nightlife sofia cdg nevski

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