Late for dinner in Sofia, Bulgaria

Slippers are popular with this couch

Compact apartment

Breakfast in Serbia

Traditional local pastry

Someone told them about Lamingtons

Try 3200% inflation

Gorge road from Nis (Serbia) to Bulgarian border

Waiting an hour for the road to open

Hand written levels, Sofia

Late for dinner in Sofia, Bulgaria

Thu 26 Jun 2014
You would think that I would not be late for a traditional Bulgarian meal when prep'd by my cs host here in Sofia. Centered around baked capsicum, further roasted after being stuffed with a fetta style cheese. It was super delicious.

Accompanied by Egg, tomato and green peppers salads and roast potatos... and washed down with Russian truck stop red (complete with beer style pushed on cap), was every reason to be on time.

Who would that thought that there are that many McDonalds in the one place.... and that they Serbians would be busy blasting for a widening of the road from Serbia to the border with Bulgaria. In which case they are happy to close off the road completely for two hours.

The wait was ok, but put us behind for the arrival in Sofia for a very very tolerant host. Earlier in the day had been a delayed breakfast in Nis, Serbia with a youngish CS couple hosting us in a very nice apartment.

Adjacent we were able to have a bakery breakfast which was pastry with Cheese in it, very delicious, washed down with Yogurt water drink - which is very popular.

Our great hosts then went with us on the road toward Bulgaria to show us  a great look out from a tiny town overlooking the gorge and the road to Bulgaria. They continued on with us until AFTER we got stuck in the traffic waiting for the blasting to finish where they are improving the roads.

The Serbian main roads and highways were not that bad actually. Terrible in places, but overall.... AND empty. the economy being what it is, means everything is about 1/4 the price of things in West Europe / Australia including labour, beer, food, rent, telephone bills, parking fines, BUT fuel is still a similar price - so the locals can't afford fuel for a car should they even have one.

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