Chaos in Sofia and a Russian Train

Right now I’m on a Russian train heading for Bucharest…the train continues on to Moscow and I feel like that would be so relaxing to just stay on for the next couple days.  Today was fairly exhausting.  Avi didn’t sleep well last night – was up a lot to nurse – and then woke at […]

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Veliko Tarnovo

I think we’ve finally found the best part of Bulgaria.  We woke today at the Hostel Mostel in Veliko Tarnovo at 7am thanks to Avi.  He is back to his job as alarm clock.  Downstairs we enjoyed some breakfast – cheese, tomato, cucumber and bread with jam. The Hostel folks then helped us figure out […]

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Old soviet housing, horse poo, and amazing scenery

In the states today is Easter, but here in Bulgaria last night was, so today it seems that most families are out and about on treks around the mountains to various spiritual sights.  So are we!  Our amazingly taxi-like rental car was dropped off with us yesterday and sat partially  parked on the sidewalk all […]

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Bulgarian Easter

This evening, after a nice long nap, we wandered around the sights of Plovdiv Bulgaria.  It’s a fairly dodgy city with a gloriously old and beautiful Old Town.  Our guesthouse was in old town, so it’s perfect for visiting all the old churches, homes, and bungling the stroller along giant cobblestones.  We snagged the ‘must […]

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The Old German Train

Last night after waiting a bit at the hotel common room we packed up all our stuff, got our big bags out of the storage room and meandered heavily-laden to the train station.  The Istanbul Serkeci train station is in a pretty building, but surrounded by construction so we didn’t want to spend too much […]

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