How I spent my Friday night

I’ve been in Bulgaria for the past couple of days, for a project meeting for my EU project. Generally pleasant although not entirely eventful trip out; rather than take the Air France to CDG from Southampton, I decided to travel up to Heathrow and take Austrian Airlines via Vienna. This was partly because of my experience travelling to Luxembourg via Paris CDG a couple of months ago; the Southampton flight now arrives at and leaves from the loathsome terminal 2E (reopened after the ceiling collapse a few years ago) rather than the nicer 2F. Moreover, CDG managed to lose my… Read More »How I spent my Friday night

The week in review

It’s been a quiet week in Lake Wobegonethe Gark household. Actually, that’s a lie. Got back from Luxembourg on Tuesday night, fortunately with my luggage this time (made sure that I was checked in for both legs, and that my luggage was marked as priority). Also, to those folk who suggested that I carry everything as hand luggage, I checked the maximum size for carry-on on the LUX->CDG leg, and it was barely large enough for my not-overly-big laptop bag. As it turns out, losing my luggage was a blessing in disguise. My case turned up while I was at… Read More »The week in review

Things to see and do in Sofia

The kick-off meeting for one of the European projects that I’m involved with is going to be in Sofia next month (23rd-24th March, for ‘s benefit). and I are planning to stretch my visit into a short break for both of us, since we haven’t had a proper holiday for a while. Being a very well-travelled bunch of people, I’m sure that some of you have been to Bulgaria before, and being an opinionated bunch, I’m sure you’ll have suggestions too. What should be on our must-see list, and what should we steer well clear of?