After a nice drive, with a pretty interesting lunch stop, in which our order was conveyed entirely by pointing and nodding, we arrived in Sofia, which is a large capital city, but nice. Our penthouse apartment is overwhelmingly purple and teal and a little on the gaudy side for me (with its various mirrored and brass surfaces), but it's certainly not lacking in character, and it does have a lovely view of the city and Vitosha Mountain. We walked down to a nice shopping area for dinner, and, though the sidewalk cafe where we ate wasn't fancy, our entire dinner for the six of us was less than US$20.
|Tsarevets--The Place of Tsars|
|The wall of the fort, even in its ruinous state, is truly impressive|
|The patio reading nook, which the little boys absolutely loved.|
They picked up every Bulgarian book from the outdoor bookshelf and "read" them all.
|The master bedroom in our purple palace|
|bedroom patio doors|
|This is the view from the patio.|
I love how the mountain is ringed in clouds,
as the rain moved out and the sun started to shine.
|A public service announcement at a nearby hotel|
|Sidewalk cafes are so cool!|
|Nothing makes this guy happier than statues!|
|Taking a break from our walk to play|