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April 29th 2006
Published: June 16th 2017
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01 Our hotel01 Our hotel01 Our hotel

This is our hotel in Sofia and my room was on the 14th floor
Geo: 42.6976, 23.3222

After breakfast we met our city tour leader Nona and drove in the centre of the city. We walked around and had an informative tour about this city. Saw the statue of St Sofia and an old round Roman church of St George, which is the only building from the 4th century that has not been destroyed. Saw guards in front of the presidential palace and changed while we were there. Sofia is joining the EU and has a countdown clock, they only have 247 days to go. As we walked down the street, four people walked past us and one of them was Martina Hingis, apparently she's Bulgarian.
Went into the Alexander Nevski cathedral, which is suppose to be the largest cathedral in the Balkans. Was quite beautiful inside. Had the rest of the afternoon free. We had lunch at an Italian restaurant and the food and drinks here are really cheap. Then are girls do, we went shopping. It is really cold and windy here, glad to be in a hotel room.
After dinner there was a wodka party in room 1315, turned out to be a few drinks and lots of girly conversation.

Additional photos below
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02 St George02 St George
02 St George

The outside of St George
03 Ruins03 Ruins
03 Ruins

Old Roman ruins in front of the church
04 Changing of the guards04 Changing of the guards
04 Changing of the guards

We saw the changing of the guards in front of the presidential palace
05 Centre of town05 Centre of town
05 Centre of town

This is a statue of St Sofia and all the flags are up because the previous day there was a NATO meeting here
06 Countdown06 Countdown
06 Countdown

The Bulgarians have a countdown clock to how many more days to go until they join the European Union
07 Celebrity spotting07 Celebrity spotting
07 Celebrity spotting

Martina Hingis and friends crossing the road after walking past us
08 Oldies08 Oldies
08 Oldies

Cute old couple with the cathedral in the background
09 Cathedral09 Cathedral
09 Cathedral

Side view of the cathedral
10 Mosaics10 Mosaics
10 Mosaics

Mosaics at the entrance of the cathedral
11 Local ladies11 Local ladies
11 Local ladies

Some locals snag for us in traditional costume outside of the cathedral
12 A masterpiece12 A masterpiece
12 A masterpiece

Yummy looking ice-cream
13 The golden arches13 The golden arches
13 The golden arches

Romanian way of spelling McDonalds
14 Bulgarian mafia14 Bulgarian mafia
14 Bulgarian mafia

Local trams in the middle and model lucky to be alive on the left. She went out with the boss of the Romanian mafia, they were both shot in the head, he died and she survived and is still modelling
15 Front view15 Front view
15 Front view

Front view of the cathedral

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