You may have seen on Instagram that I spent the long weekend in Sofia with Charlie. You can see all our photos (with more being added everyday) via #Charlieysontour. I’ve come home with an icky tummy, so am writing this from my sick bed. I hope you all had wonderful Bank Holidays! Read on to see what else I’ve been up to over the past 7 days.
Dinner at Birthdays
I’m trying to get more use out of my Jukely account (use code JUKECE1 for £10 off your 1st month), and last week had plenty of choice. On Wednesday I headed to Birthdays in Dalston to catch Chinah live. Before the gig I met with Nuraan for food in the restaurant upstairs. I went for the squid ink fried chicken which looked a little strange but was surprisingly tasty if not a little too spicy for my sensitive taste buds.
Hannah Lou Clark @ Boston Music Room
Thursday night was another Jukely gig, this time with Hannah Lou Clark playing at the Boston Music Room in Tufnell Park. Another venue I’d never visited before. HLC was absolutely superb. I loved every second. She also handled herself very well when some drunk old guys started throwing boxers at her! Hopefully they were clean…
As our flight to Sofia was super early on Saturday morning, Charlie & I stayed at the very conveniently located Yotel at Gatwick’s South Terminal. My regular room was very small, with a pod-like bed, but cosy. It was perfect for the couple of hours we were there and made for a very comfortable sleep before our 3:30am alarms woke us up.
Rila Monastery & Boyana Church
On our 1st full day in Sofia, Charlie had booked us onto a day trip. It was a 2 hour drive to our first stop; Rila Monastery. The 10,000 square foot monastery was so very pretty and intricately decorated, but our visit was a little ruined when we saw a poor lamb with it’s legs tied up, being kicked by a priest. A very upsetting sight indeed. On the way back to Sofia we stopped at Boyana Church, which was made way back in the 10th century. It’s a teeny tiny church and visitors can only go inside 10 at a time.
Street Art Hunting in Sofia
We didn’t really know much about Sofia before our trip, but we had read a couple of tweets about how colourful the street art there was. I think we were expecting big, bright wall murals but instead all we could find was graffiti and tags. On our last day, we ventured North of the city. This was where we found some beautiful pieces, the most amazing being in a car park that we weren’t allowed to go into, which was disappointing. Sofia does, however have a vast collection of sculptures all over the City, but surprisingly, no sculpture walk.
So, that was my week. What have been your #HumpDayHigh5’s?
Check out last week’s post.