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Jul 27, 2008 - The joys of eastern European travel

I do wonder what the point is of requesting IMC entrants to submit their arrival details in order for the organisers to arrange transport from Sofia airport to the competition venue; for the second year in succession I arrived at the airport to find no such transport available, leaving me to the joys of another night in Sofia. I took a taxi to the centre, and appeared to have made a bad choice as the driver paid no heed to where I said I wanted to go, telling me the hostel was full because of the Metallica concert that everyone was flocking...

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Aug 5, 2007 - Stockholm, Rome, Sofia and Blagoevgrad

I spent half my last afternoon in Trondheim chasing round after some passport photos, but at least I got to spend the other half enjoying the festival again. Managed to catch the right train, even if I did go through Hell on it - believe it or not, there is actually a town of that name half an hour or so down the line from Trondheim. It had been warm for most of the afternoon but cooled down later, so it was a fairly mild day in Hell. A couple of hours or so later we crossed the border; quite a handy way for anyone wishing to enter the EU...

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