Lodge St. Andrew No. 228
At the beginning of June 4 members of 228 Insch attended Lodge Orient 029 in Sofia Bulgaria. Georgi Ivanov a member of 228 from Sofia is currently studying in Aberdeen.
His father having visited Insch left an open invitation to attend Sofia.
On arrival to departure we had a unprecedented level of hospitality.
This included being met by the mayor of Lovech a town 150k North of Sofia on the first night. Innumerable sights and meals were part of a wonderful 3 days.
We attended a second degree in a purpose built Lodge in Sofia which was something unique and interesting.
Gifts were exchanged and a fantastic Banquet meal at the Grand Hotel Sofia on a upper outdoor floor restaurant on a warm evening completed a great visit.
I suspect there will be more visits in both directions in the future !