Things were unsettled in Sofia city centre. Mass demonstrations on the streets. Our host recommended a suburban hotel, ‘Moskva’, near his home. OK... but Lars and I planned shopping, so we took a taxi downtown. At about 50p, the fare was very fair.
But when demonstrators downtown started bearing down on us, we hailed another taxi pronto. The taximeter spun like a top! Arriving back at ‘Moskva’, the fare was five times as much. We settled it, but told our host later.
“That taxi driver, he should be killed!” he said.
”Steady on Branimir... it’s only a couple of quid!”