Category Archives: Monuments

Arbanassi Day Trip and Drive Past Veliko Turnovo

On our first full day in the Bulgarian countryside with our friend Tedi, our agenda was not very ambitious.  Tedi had to take her car to get looked at by a mechanic for a minor problem in the morning, and … Continue reading

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Rouen Cathedral Gros-Horloge Bookend La Rose des Vents Snack Lunch

We couldn’t have Faith visit Rouen and not see the city’s two most famous and most wonderful sights, Rouen’s Notre Dame Cathedral and the Gros-Horloge.  And we also couldn’t have her come and not take to our favorite lunch restaurant, … Continue reading

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Rila Monastery Bulgaria and Tsarev Vrah Hotel Restaurant

Our friend Tedi did a fantastic job of hosting our week in Bulgaria.  Our first day had gotten the trip off to a great start, covering most of the capital Sofia’s historical monuments.  In the next two days, we would … Continue reading

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Sunday in Paris at Eiffel Tower and Musee d’Orsay

A very successful first day in Paris with our friend Faith lead smoothly into a second day, finishing up the weekend and filling in some more blanks in the beginning of our friend’s exposure to France. We left our comfortable … Continue reading

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Sainte Chapelle Hidden Gem on Paris’s Île de la Cité

If you don’t know where Sainte-Chapelle is, you might not find it.  I’m sure there are many people who visit Paris, prowl all around the Île de la Cité and never notice it’s there.  And there is a good reason for … Continue reading

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Notre Dame and Sainte Chappelle on Faith’s First Day in Paris

After two weeks in the comparative quite and slow pace of Rouen, it was a bit jarring at first to be back in Paris.  But being there to meet our friend Faith, to introduce her to the city at the … Continue reading

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Our Sofia Bulgaria First Day Walking Tour

The first day of our glorious month-long trip, hooray!  We arrived in Sofia, Bulgaria, had a very enlightening shuttle van ride from the airport, driven by Sammy, the concierge from our hotel the Sofia Hilton, and we were off to … Continue reading

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