Made it.

Sorry for not posting yesterday after we arrived in Sofia but we were busy doing laundry, unpacking and finding sustenance before it got dark.

That’s Mike standing on the balcony of our $37 per night (well below our $50 per night Budget) apartment on the next to top floor. The windows to his left are the master bedroom. The second bedroom (where no friends wanted to join us 😢) is on the backside and overlooks the courtyard and also has a balcony set up for drying clothes. So we have cross ventilation for the first time since we left which is nice as it’s in the mid 70s during the day and in the 50s at night.

Apartment is as advertised and we have a huge TV (50″?) and refrigerator and a built in automatic coffee maker. You push a button and it grinds the beans and then makes the coffee into your cup. I love it! That’s it between the built in microwave and regular oven in the stack in the left of the kitchen picture. The refrigerator is to the left of them at the very edge. It has a two burner stove top which will hopefully be sufficient. The dishwasher is to the right of the sinks and behind the last cabinet to the far right is the washing machine. Unlike our other places, this one appears to be lived in on s regular basis so there are plenty of pots, pans, utensils-didn’t even have to unpack the small cheese grater we bought in Milano-this pace even had an electric pepper mill!

The two bathrooms are nice. One has a fancy jetted tub-haven’t tried it yet (after my experience with the soaking tub at the Park Hyatt in NYC I’m a little afeared) but the shower in the other one is great. Body sprays, rainhead and a handheld. So all my parts and pieces are squeaky clean.

We just got back from the supermarket-Fantastico. (I swear that’s what that sign must say!)

Veggies are going to be an issue as there weren’t many except for potatoes and cabbage. The other fresh things they had were expensive, well at least for here. It’s also going to be a challenge figuring out how to order meats and such from the counter. Looks like there will be lots of pointing and nodding.

Off to make lunch-it’s a holiday here so most things are closed and it’s supposed to rain so we are likely to lay low this afternoon and enjoy our new digs.

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6 thoughts on “Made it.

  1. I am really enjoying your adventures! We returned from our two week trip to Northern Europe…had a great time ….although a lady in our group of eight fell coming down the steps at Sacre Couer in Paris on the third day and broke her shoulder. When we went to the hospital in Paris, the doctor told us to walk two blocks to get the sling, return, and he would put it on. She was a trooper and finished the trip! We liked MSC better than expected….it definitely does not warrant the bad reviews we often see.

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