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New Website, New Blog, but the Old Blog Archive remains: September 28, 2023

After many years of wanting a real website, this month I finally have a website designed by the very knowledgeable Rey Rey Rodriguez ( TheMindOfReyRey ). My old blog,  Vacation-Travel-Adventure  continues with the same address but it is located in the "Archives" tab on my new website . The new blog which is a continuation but with much better resolution for 4K screens, it is now at .

Day 3 - Sofia: May 26, 2012

More rain but we planned to see some museums today so it didn't really matter what the weather was like.  The art gallery at the National Museum in the former Presidential Palace is closed for renovations.  Our second museum attempt was at the National Gallery of Foreign Art.  We spent quite a bit of time in this museum and enjoyed the collection.  On the second floor we found a group of young children with crayons copying the work of master painters.  One little girl was so immersed in her drawing, that she didn't want to quit when the rest of her group was leaving.  Her drawing was very good and very much like the original.  This is a children's art activity that takes place each Saturday morning.

Back on the street, it was still raining, but the women who sell handicrafts wrapped themselves and their products in plastic and were sticking it out.

The changing of the guard at the Presidential Palace wasn't effected by the weather, either.

Sveti Georgi and 6th century foundations surrounded by the Presidential Palace and the Sheraton Hotel
A well positioned panhandler and his dog
Dress shops in Sofia

Sofia Street Car

For dinner we ate a wonderful dinner at the Brasserie Deja Vu, Ul. Aksakov 15A.  We didn't plan to eat here, but when our first choice was closed, we wandered a little and found this small restaurant.  I had trout with a green cilantro type salsa.  As a starter we shared salad and a sauteed goose liver on apples sprinkled with figs--so good.  The total cost for a small bottle of wine, salad, appetizer, two mains, water was less than $40.