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  • Day4

    Goin' down to South Park

    May 20, 2019 in Bulgaria ⋅ ☀️ 13 °C

    Another day of walking around Sofia, this time to South Park, one of the largest recreation areas in the city.

    On the way we grabbed some morning tea from a hole in the wall bakery, which are almost as prevalent as bottle shops - there seems to be one of those on every corner!

    We walked through the suburbs to the nearest entrance to South Park and visited the National Palace of Culture... which is not quite as it sounds - it's more like a convention centre, so you can't actually go in, but it's a very popular place to drink coffee from one of the numerous cafes on the outside.

    The walk to the far end of the park is about 4km over a variety of terrain, with some bird and squirrel spotting and lots of locals dog walking on the way. As it was starting to rain, we made our way to the metro station and caught the train back to Serdica.

    We made a quick visit to a market, then walked back to our hotel before wandering out to tea at Balito Bar and Grill, a traditional Bulgaria eatery (2 x 500ml beers, garlic bread and 2 mains was 20 Lev/$16)
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