Churches, Markets and Coffee. July 15th 2004 The train from Belgrade to Sophia did appear as scheduled this time, and after the rough night before we paid the $10 upgrade to sleeper. It was well worth doing. I had an almost uninterupted nights sleep, and felt good when I arrived in Sophia.
First impressions of Bulgaria.
1 - Friendly people - for the most part, a guy helped us get the sleeper carriage, a Bulgarian.
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Europe » Bulgaria » Sofia City » Sofia The Bulgars, a Central Asian Turkic tribe, merged with the local Slavic inhabitants in the late 7th century to form the first Bulgarian state. In succeeding centuries, Bulgaria struggled with the Byzantine Empire to assert its place in the Balkans, b... ... read more