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Jun 26, 2004 - Sofia then home...
Bulgaria has not been the easiest of countries to find oneself in after Germany, particularly when one as a foreigner is continually on the point of exploitation or robbery at the hands of some communist-rhetoric-preaching official, who believes that merely because you are not Bulgarian you should pay at least 50% more or be made to feel extremely unwelcome. Communism has a lot to answer for in the gross nationalism it has promoted and nutured. (It is amazing how many times we heard or read the phrase "turkish yoke" whilst in Bulgaria-...Jump to full entry
May 31, 2004 - Sofia
Sadly my first impressions of Bulgaria have not been positive due to the unfortunate circumstance in which my wallet was raped by an officous bus inspector who fined me for failing to perforate the tickets which I had bought on boarding the bus. Despite what my Brother says about the universal love espoused by Communism I cannot think well of a system which allows the exploitation of the ignorant when that ignorance is harmless and easily rectifiable. And indeed from the Ossies that I have meant in Berlin, it seems Soviet Communism bred a...Jump to full entry
Sep 20, 2002 - Bulgaria - Sofia
Day 51 Friday 20 September Bulgaria - Sofia Its a shame I have to go back to TWells for my eye appointment on Monday because Bulgaria looks very nice. The weather has improved & I think it was about 30° again today. It is a lot safer and more friendly than Romania. Sofia first walkabout I was all geared up for hassle at station but no! No one stopped me. I struggled off and met 2 other english people - a young couple Linden (bloke) & a girl. They are doing Bulgaria & Romania on their own, using LP too. They had hassle I told them about my...Jump to full entry