|Pat Buying Corn - Sofia, Bulgaria|
Sofia, Bulgaria (Capital) (5/8-9/2011)
Sofia’s downtown is attractive with green parks with large trees at almost every turn.
For you Oz fans, Sofia actually has yellow brick roads running along the center of the city. Sofia, with a population of 1.4 million of Bulgaria’s 7 million, is Bulgaria’s largest and capital city.
|Aleksander Nevski Church - Sofia, Bulgaria|
|'United Buddy Bears' Exhibit - Sofia|
|Wedding at Sveta Sofia Church|
|Amazing Rila Monastery|
|River with Spring Flowers |
- Rila Monestary
Bulgaria regained its independence in 1878 largely due to the intervention of Russia and Romania. Russia lost 200,000 men liberating Bulgaria from the Ottomans and many more in WWII against the Germans. Many statues and large monuments and churches have been built to honor the Russians.
|Adam and Eve Mural - Rila Monestary|
Bulgaria held its first multi-party election in 1989. Bulgaria remains the poorest member of the European Union with issues such as a weak judiciary system, a moderate level of corruption in the local government, large budget deficit, a poor road infrastructure, and a high unemployment rate.
Having said that, we enjoyed our stay in Bulgaria.
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