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Following the feast and free flowing wine the night before, we awoke quite late. After gathering our belongings, we proceeded to our homestay family's little dining room for breakfast.

What was expected of her was, refreshingly, the same thing that was expected of Lara Stone: to take a beautiful photograph.

We were driving to the Rila Mountains to see the Rila Monastery, where we ate scrambled eggs, bread, mekitsi, local jam, and peppermint tea.

We visited the site with busloads of other tourists, but it didn't seem crowded. I'm not sure if it was the size of the building or if the crowds collected in one location and didn't travel far from the main church, but I didn't feel swamped by tourists in the monastery.

We crossed Lions Bridge and went to the Sofia Synagogue, then hid in the Central Market Hall until the recurring (but brief) mid-afternoon rain passed.

We traveled a short distance after an espresso to the little but inviting Banya Bashi Mosque, then dropped into the ancient Serdica complex.

We were exhausted after a long day of travel, so we headed back to the hotel and crashed. 

I had low expectations about Sofia as a city, but after the walking tour I absolutely loved the place. This was an easy city to navigate, and it was a beautiful city – despite its ugly, staunch and stolid communist-built surrounds. Sofia has a very average facade as you enter the city, but once you lose yourself in the old town area, everything changes. 

Clothes have the power to change your mood and confidence. Fashion moves so swiftly that you can lose your integrity if you don't have a firm point of view. I like to be honest. I dislike staged or fussy situations. I guess I'd go insane if I didn't have anywhere to go. You must be true to your roots because that is what your brand is all about.


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