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Published: June 23rd 2018
Our last morning in Borovets was drizzly but still warm. We went on a last walk, catching all of the local pokéstops and doing a last minute spot of urban exploration after we spotted a derelict bar/ hotel. The sorry looking calendar on the wall was from 2006 but strangely there were planks of wood piled up as though it was in the middle of being built. There were some disregarded ski boots which is particularly odd because they are expensive items. There were signs that someone could be living rough there, so we didn't stay long.
The drive to the car hire depot in Sofia got hotter as we progressed and Sofia was having a very sunny day. We filled the tank and in Bulgaria they still have an attendant who fills the car for you, but at this station, Glyn had to go in to pay.
Bulgaria has been the least scary foreign place I have driven in. I only made one error with it being driving on the other side of the road, but I got no abuse from the other driver, not even a beeped horn! In fact, in the week I have been here,
I have only heard a car horn used once in the distance.
Customer service isn't always the best and it seems a bit of a new idea for some, being rather grumpy and unhelpful. But then, lots of people said hello and a guy in Sofia went out of his way to help us when we couldn't find the car park.
I knew very little about Bulgaria before this trip and I've only scratched the surface of it. I would like to come again, but next time, stay at lots of places and make it a tour. Bulgaria is too big with huge mountains to cross to be able to see much of it from one base. There's so much more to see and I want to see it!
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