After a day off on February 6, I walked through the city of Sofia on February 7.
1. The cover photo shows the snowy streets of downtown Sophia.
2. Today, I walk 13 km through the city of Sofia.
I walk from the southwest direction of the lower left and go through the city center and to the northwest.
3. Since the day before yesterday I could not walk continueously in this section due to the hazardous heavy snow and ice road. This section is 16 km to the boundary of Sophia via the hills. This section is the first section in European course to be excluded from the original walking course. Then it is the second time since the first time happened in India due to safety issues.
Of course, this section is not included in my total walking distance.
4. The end of this tram is the starting point of today.
6. A selfie with the operator of the tram.
7. I took a picture after getting off at the end point. It is a small cute tram.
8. Original course was a course that crossed that mountain.
9. In the city, the rails of the streetcars were on the road, but it needs a separate space when they get out of the street. .
Start walking here.
10. The snow on the main road is melted.
14. But the pedestrian path is ice.
15. Walk carefully with a short stride.
16. I can see this snow-covered view.
17. The railroad tracks where the trams go must keep the slope constant.
18. This kind of step appears depending on the slope.
19. It is a street vendor selling the same product as the honey that a farmer presented to me a few days ago.
People eat a lot of solid state honey spread on bread like jam. I am eating well with thanks in these days.
20. The Bulgarian food I ate at lunch, baked pork in a frying pan with various vegetables.
It is a lot of food and tastes good.
22. If you go a few miles in that direction, you will reach the National Museum of History, which I visited a few days ago.
23. The city has streetcars and electric buses on any road. These wires are also well-built.
24. Several tram lines have made a crossroad on the road.
25. An ordinary street view.
26. I can see these murals and the teahouse.
27. I am entering the city center.
29. The courthouse that I took a picture a few days ago.
30. An old orthodox church building.
31. St. Kyriaki Cathedral Church
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32. Also the Lion Bridge taken a picture a few days ago. Here is the turning point.
33. Walk in this direction for three days, then I reach the border to Serbia.
35. A man who walked with me for a while. He speaks English fluently. citizen. A selfie with him who thumbs up.
36. The winds coming down from the northwest are formidable.
39. I see this neighborhood.
41. Library building with the park.
42. Then I reached today’s destination. It’s the last subway station.
43. From here I’ll walk tomorrow morning.
From now on, there seems to be no dangerous section.
44. In the evening, I came to another Korean restaurant for dinner.
45. It is a fried rice dish with kimchi. In these days my mouth is very happy.
46. A selfie with the owner on the right and the Korean backpacker who works as a part-timer.
47. The inside of the subway station to return to the hostel.
48. I’m looking closely at the subway lines, which looks like number 8 not closed in one part. Like the band of Mobius.
49. Two straight lines are connected from the northwest and used as a circulation. It is convenient for citizens and has great advantages in handling traffic.
15 years ago, I proposed the same design to the city’s basic design work in Incheon. It is a pleasure to see that the proposal is operating in this city that I visit for the first time.