Posted by: lindsaygoes | October 14, 2016

Catching cold in Bulgaria 

Friday 7th October 2016
Novi Sad to Sofia

The next morning we had a private bus which took us across the border from Serbia to Bulgaria and on to Sofia.

Once in Sofia we had a bit of time for exploring, although it was a bit rainy and I was getting a bit of a cold. We walked through town past a few churches and mosques and went to the Alexander Nevsky Cathedral, one of the largest Eastern Orthodox Cathedrals in the world. The outside, with all its domes and columns was pretty impressive, and inside there were a lot of very serious looking images.

Then we went across the road to the Saint Sofia Church, the second oldest church in Sofia, which was a lot simpler from the outside, but had a lovely brick interior. It also has a museum underground which contains the remains of several earlier churches and tombs, which also includes some paintings and mosaics. Definitely worth a visit.

We also visited the Sofia History Museum which is in a gorgeous buildings which used to be the Turkish Mineral Baths and has some interesting exhibits looking at the different eras and living conditions throughout Sofia’s history.
Saturday 8th October 2016

Unfortunately my cold was complicated by a stomach bug this morning so I got to add Bulgaria to my list of countries I had visited hospitals in. Fortunately it was just for an appointment so I could get some medication to help with feeling sick. Overall I was pretty impressed, very quick service, friendly staff and inexpensive.

Apart from the hospital though, I didn’t do any other sightseeing today.



  1. Kudos to how much you were able to see and even appreciate despite feeling under the weather in not such good sightseeing weather.

    • Thanks. I wish I could have seen more but not always possible!

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