Sofia at lastAugust 5, 2018 in Bulgaria ⋅ ☀️ 26 °C
Just a quick note for mom that we got in ok. Super tired but only have one night here so gonna go explore the city. Will add more to this entry tomorrow. SP
Sophia doesn't really have an old town but it does have a number of impressive cathedrals and ruins. When they were putting in a new metro station in 2010 they unearthed a roman city from 5 BC called Serdica. Which is right by where our hotel was. Ruins we're a bit underwhelming but pretty crazy how far back civilization here goes.
There's a fantastic pedestrian street in the center that must have 100+ restaurants and very lively. We headed back to our hotel on Sunday night at 11:30 and it was still packed everywhere. And judging by how little was open Monday morning, I get the impression people don't work very early. My kind of town.
We had an awesome meal at an authentic Bulgarian styled restaurant down in a cellar decorated with ale barrels and kerosene chandeliers. The traditional music was interesting but I don't think it will be making an appearance on my playlist.. ever.
Cyrillic has been challenging to say the least. It's a completely different alphabet with some crossover with Greek. I'm starting to get the hang of it somewhat but Kristin is totally lost haha. Check out the image I'm attaching from the train board schedule. Can you figure out which one is our train to Plovdiv? SPRead more