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As I was driven into Sofia from the airport in the backseat of a Mercdes Benz, I was wondering what in the world I was doing in this run-down little town of vaguely Stalinist apartment blocks. Turns out my driver took me through the weirdest backstreets to avoid traffic. Since wandering the streets for a couple of days now, I'm really quite enamored of this city. There are a lot of reasons for this, but I think key to my feelings for it are the public statuary, the hip electronic music they play in internet cafes (rather than the garrish classic rock in croatia or the simply unexplainable hodge podge of all kinds of genres in Bosnia), the wide, crumbling streets, lots of well taken care of dogs, and the fact that, after 25 days of cappucinos and espressos, I can finally drink brewed coffee.


Life is good. Sofia is beautiful.

I went in here. Its Orthodox, I know that.
I went in here. Its Orthodox, I know that.
Skyline, mountains in the back
Skyline, mountains in the back
The happiest man in Sofia
The happiest man in Sofia
An overpass in a big, beautiful park, filled with dogs, offered me this view
An overpass in a big, beautiful park, filled with dogs, offered me this view
That same park
That same park
Oh, man. This is why you come to E. Europe
Oh, man. This is why you come to E. Europe
As noted above, Sofia has the BEST public sculptures I've seen in any city. And they are all so brooding and dark.
As noted above, Sofia has the BEST public sculptures I've seen in any city. And they are all so brooding and dark.
Even this seemingly joyous expression has a darkness to it
Even this seemingly joyous expression has a darkness to it
Saint Aleksis, I think is what this is called
Saint Aleksis, I think is what this is called
Three Orthodox guys
Three Orthodox guys
Look at this stuff!
Look at this stuff!
One of Madonna's backup dancers
One of Madonna's backup dancers
Russian Orthodox cathedral.
Russian Orthodox cathedral.
Just some random building
Just some random building
Saint Aleksis
Saint Aleksis
Brooding. I LOVE the Bulgarians
Brooding. I LOVE the Bulgarians
A government bldg.
A government bldg.
Blue!
Blue!
That truck is part of a bar/cafe
That truck is part of a bar/cafe
National theatre ad.
National theatre ad.
Lots of heavy metal stuff here
Lots of heavy metal stuff here
The National Theatre bldg
The National Theatre bldg
The least brooding piece of public sculpture in the countryand even it's a little creepy
The least brooding piece of public sculpture in the country
and even it's a little creepy
Red!
Red!
Lots of this kind of thing on the sides of bldgs.
Lots of this kind of thing on the sides of bldgs.
A cobbled street for trams
A cobbled street for trams
Nice house
Nice house