Travel Blogs from Sofia, Bulgaria

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Rilla Monastry, Rilla Monastry, Bulgaria travel blog

Rilla Monastry

A travel blog entry by jag

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This place was so relaxing and stunning and well worth the 120km drive south of Sofia. Rila is a tiny place, with a main centrepiece of the Monastery nestled amongst the Rila Mountains. Inside the stone monastery unfolded an irregular cobblestone pathed ...

Hannah's Birthday!, Sofia, Bulgaria travel blog

Hannah's Birthday!

A travel blog entry by hrtravellers

... spend a birthday, although, I told Hannah that we have spend other birthdays doing far less than waiting in a train station in Bulgaria.  She soon agreed and we started to enjoy our cafe experience.  Luckily, this cafe -as most places in ...

All change- but what about the kids?, Botevgrad, Bulgaria travel blog

All change- but what about the kids?

A travel blog entry by trusselltrust

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... is coming on the children and staff there. mant children will be moved to small group homes in the cities, mostly Botevgrad and Sofia. many staff will lose their jobs. 70 jobs depend on the orphanage- the state care system is tremendously expensive to run ...

Here, there and everywhere., Sofia, Bulgaria travel blog

Here, there and everywhere.

A travel blog entry by trusselltrust

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... for Social Change & Inclusion) Teodora (Tedi) Koleva: Director, FSCI Vera Kostadinova: Administrator, FSCI Rich Parsons: Bulgaria Ops Manager, TT Valya Stankovska: volunteer/translator Ivaylo (Ivo) Zahariev: volunteer Nikolai (Niki) Zlatev: ...

Sofia without a clue, Sofia, Bulgaria travel blog

Sofia without a clue

A travel blog entry by peyton

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... and fenced off. Mariela tells me later that this is the National Palace of Culture, a relic from Bulgaria's communist past. Back on the street, I pass Sofia's Court of Justice, a columned edifice with a pair of prowling lions. It looks like the New ...

Day 2 in Sophia, Sophia, Bulgaria travel blog

Day 2 in Sophia

A travel blog entry by thecrabbs

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... ; This cathedral took 42 years to build and was completed in 1924.  It was built to commemorate the liberation of Bulgaria from the Ottoman Empire (I'm largely plagiarizing from the guide-book here).  This church was by far the most impressive ...

Day 2, Sofia, Bulgaria travel blog

Day 2

A travel blog entry by jcq67

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It was a bit of a rough day yesterday for Jacquie and we were wishing that we had booked a caregiver type room; but by about 10 pm Jacquie was feeling stronger and could manage on her own again.  Even though we were both very tired we didn't sleep ...

Bulgaria, Plovdiv and Sofia, Bulgaria travel blog

Bulgaria

A travel blog entry by lok

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... EU membership on 1.1.2007. An university student that I met at a cafe was concerned about the compatibility issue when Bulgaria gains full membership. I had Bulgarian banitsa - cheese filled pastries - for breakfast in Sofia. There are pizza joints ...

A day in Bulgaria, Sofia, Bulgaria travel blog

A day in Bulgaria

A travel blog entry by chrisab14

... . After that we walked down the main road and saw some more government buildings and the tour leader told us about Communism in Bulgaria. It was very interesting to hear from someone who has lived it. After that we saw more churches, and then to the St ...

Beautifully Ugly, Sofia, Bulgaria travel blog

Beautifully Ugly

A travel blog entry by pwong

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... - expectations like that obviously would only lead to disappointment and really, why would you come to Bulgaria if that's what you were looking for?  Sofia is severely lacking in tourist sights; some would even argue that it only has one worth ...

Sofia, Bulgaria, Sofia, Bulgaria travel blog

Sofia, Bulgaria

A travel blog entry by srb013

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... to write about today.  Bulgaria is beautiful, but there's not much going on here. We crossed the border into Bulgaria yesterday around noon.  It took just over an hour to get through, which was apparently significantly shorter than last ...

Bulgaria - Sofia & Rila Monastery, Sofia, Bulgaria travel blog

Bulgaria - Sofia & Rila Monastery

A travel blog entry by tereza-gonzalo

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... .    Our guide was a teacher of history so he talked way over too much about different historical events, Bulgaria went through, without making any jokes or sharing with us any interesting stories based on gossips or legends which usually makes ...

Sofia, Sofia, Bulgaria travel blog

Sofia

A travel blog entry by wanderingkiwis

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Hi ...

Travels Part III, Sofia, Bulgaria travel blog

Travels Part III

A travel blog entry by dave-baker

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... on to the third part of my redundancy travels and off to Eastern Europe and the Balkans for 4 weeks, beginning in Sofia, Bulgaria and travelling through Macedonia, Albania, Montenegro, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia and Slovenia before ending up in ...

Head uut 2009. aastat!, Sofia, Bulgaria travel blog

Head uut 2009. aastat!

A travel blog entry by anneristo

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Aastavahetus oli meil planeeritud ühes mõnusa interjööriga restos. Nime ei mäleta ja mis sellest ikkagi oleks kasu, sest see oli nende viimane üritus enne pankrotti. Et kuhugi kohta saada, tuleb tellida pakettmenüü. Nende menüü oli vist ...

So many roads, Sofia, Bulgaria travel blog

So many roads

A travel blog entry by trusselltrust

Well the The Trussell Trust's 2011 Bulgaria Christmas Box Appeal finally makes it to Bulgaria; the boxes are here already, the team are all here and we're ready to go. We have an awful lot of ground to cover over the next two weeks and we hope that you'll ...

Sofia, Sofia, Bulgaria travel blog

Sofia

A travel blog entry by mctubbs

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... was in walking distance. We walked down into the subway to find an archaeological site of the original gates of the city from the 2nd century. To see pictures of Sofia, copy and paste this URL into a new browser window: ...

Rila Monestary, Rila, Bulgaria travel blog

Rila Monestary

A travel blog entry by mctubbs

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We hired a driver to take us to Rila Monrestay, in the Rila Mountains, founded in the 10th century but rebuilt after a fire in the 19th century. What a fantastic place! We should have stayed the night, but didn't know. The monks rent rooms, as part ...

Part 1 - The first half, Borovets, Bulgaria travel blog

Part 1 - The first half

A travel blog entry by brummy1

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... and we played Sega Rally, usual rubbish. The flight was nothing of any interest, 3 1/2 hours, no issues and we arrived in Sofia as planned. It was then that the good news started. Firstly we found that we were in Borovets and secondly we had got a ...

The 2nd half, Borovets, Bulgaria travel blog

The 2nd half

A travel blog entry by brummy1

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... possibly, the guy on the gate didn't speak English, B doesn't speak Bulgarian) our way into the big match live of Levski Sofia V's Locomotiv Plovdiv. We stayed for about 15 minutes, saw 2 goals and left at half time fearing that if we didn't we could ...

We are here, Sofia, Bulgaria travel blog

We are here

A travel blog entry by lionsinbulgaria

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... flowers. It was such a lovely warm welcome after hours of travel. Today we rowed from 7:30 to 9 on a beautiful lake north of Sofia. Lots of wooden boats and wood seats but it was so very beautiful. The junior rowers looked at us with curiosity and the ...

Communisim and Nostalgia, Sofia, Bulgaria travel blog

Communisim and Nostalgia

A travel blog entry by melepua

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Hello, from Sofia, Bulgaria! First of all, that's a very cool name for a city.  "I live in Sofia."  How cool is that?  These have been relaxing days, since Sofia doesn’t have much in the things-to-do column, but it is an interesting ...

Bulgaria, Sofia, Bulgaria travel blog

Bulgaria

A travel blog entry by abbien

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... sore that I did not even know existed! But I had a ball we had a wicked group with us, which adds to the experience. Bulgaria I found refreshing also as it is still very under developed, it kind of reminded me of Peru. It was surprisingly very dry with ...

Esimesed muljed, Sofia, Bulgaria travel blog

Esimesed muljed

A travel blog entry by anneristo

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... veinide ning õllega aitas täita seda 4-tunnist lendude vahet. Igatahes mängisime Jaanishi mängu niikaua kui märkasime, et Sofia lennu kohta tuli teade "gate closed". Loomulkult tekkis meis täiesti alusega paanika, et kas ikka saab veel peale või ...

Birthday in Bulgaria, Sofia, Bulgaria travel blog

Birthday in Bulgaria

A travel blog entry by mrsmac

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... are now abandoned and rotting as they are no longer economically viable We had an hour's wait at the border between Macedonia and Bulgaria while our passports were checked etc.. Then another hour's drive into Sofia. The hotel is very modern but the meal ...

Sofia, Bulgaria, Sofia, Bulgaria travel blog

Sofia, Bulgaria

A travel blog entry by royelinda

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... Villentia, she was a another guide who rushed, she had taken off before people had even disembarked from the bus. We liked Sofia, neat clean and tidy. Visited the Holy Sofia Church,we wherein Sofia whilst they had protest rallies on both pro and anti ...

Comatose, Koprivshtitsa, Bulgaria travel blog

Comatose

A travel blog entry by pwong

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... ; It's a time warp, essentially a living museum with its preserved buildings - quaint and charming, giving a glimpse of what Bulgaria once looked like.  When first planning the trip, two nights were set aside for Koprivshtitsa - my first impression ...

Warming up in Sofia, Sofia, Bulgaria travel blog

Warming up in Sofia

A travel blog entry by waynedale

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I didn't know what to expect when I arrived in Sofia. I knew very little about Bulgaria except for a few horror stories from friends who had been there. Taxi scams, local mafia and stolen cars from Germany. But those stories could have taken place ...

Stop in Sofia, Sofia, Bulgaria travel blog

Stop in Sofia

A travel blog entry by davidandamy

The Sofia Airport is so crappy, that at the gate there was just a 25 ish inch tv that said "Now boarding Berlin" and a wooden desk that one had to walk by where an employee was standing that scanned and ripped your ticket.  The only ...

Sofia, Bulgaria, Sofia, Bulgaria travel blog

Sofia, Bulgaria

A travel blog entry by martinlizama

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Sofia….what can we say……a perfect place to get lost ( both metaphoric and phisically…..try to understand the cirillic alphabet, the written names of the streets and you would agree with us….) However a really quiet city, ...

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