Charles with his new Fred
Wandering around in the gloom of a grey summer Monday in Sofia, we came across a sign to a Fred Perry shop just around the corner. Almost heaven for dear Fred but he had already got a lot of what the shop was offering. We didn't have so much money with us so Fred very kindly spent the money he had on buying me this - before we went back later in the afternoon to buy two checked shirts for Mister Fred!
To be honest, it was not warm enough to walk around in this so I put my (matching) shirt back on after taking this photo.
Back at the hotel, we managed to book a car - although the lady behgond reception did her best to get us into a more expensive car (50% more) than the one we wanted, but it looks like everything is arranged now. We will take the car south for three days before heading west by train and bus towards Plovdiv and later the Black Sea coast.
Now we have to find a place for dinner. Went to a very nice place on the fist evening - where we were served delicious food by a handsome and smiling waiter, while it tipped down with rain. Went back there last night, only had a little bit of rain but a less than happy waiter and not-quite-so-deliicous food... so now we have to find a new place which does not just serve pasta and pizza, as modern restaurants in the Balkans tend to...