Travel Blogs from Sofia, Bulgaria

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Freezıng, Kostenets, Bulgaria travel blog

Freezıng

A travel blog entry by pollyandmikey

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... Mostel from our room, but worth it - loads too eat and coffee. Spotted that the guy sitting next to us had the map of Bulgaria we had spent ages looking for and it turned out he and his girlfriend had also cycled here from England and were on their ...

Borders, At the border, Bulgaria travel blog

Borders

A travel blog entry by uncle_davros

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It is great being British sometimes. If › was not British, the guards would have been through our bags as if there was no tomorrow, but as we are British, they just smile and tell us to have a nice day ...

Sofia, Sofia, Bulgaria travel blog

Sofia

A travel blog entry by meganandkevin

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Sofia is the capital of Bulgaria.† It has a long history of turmoil as many Central European†countries do.† It was heavily†influenced by centuries of Turkish rule while the last major and lasting†controlling force was the Soviet Union before things ...

Sofia Grows On Us, Sofia, Bulgaria travel blog

Sofia Grows On Us

A travel blog entry by pollyandmikey

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... probably from the hundreds of insects that fly into our eyes each day. Found coffee and croissants then continued on our tour of Sofia as recommended by the Hostel. Not really much to see so far, but have found side streets with interesting shops and ...

Sweet Sofia, Sofia, Bulgaria travel blog

Sweet Sofia

A travel blog entry by aborder

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Sofia, Bulgaria - "There's not much going on here, so I think I'll snort some Ketamin!" said Anthony Johnston, a knob from the UK. He continues his conversation with a girl from Poland who is trying to watch The Inbetweeners on her laptop. "You know, I ...

Terrible journey from Budapest to Sofia, Sofia, Bulgaria travel blog

Terrible journey from Budapest to Sofia

A travel blog entry by gtrob

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... wait it out, and whatever wrecked and blocked the road eventually got out of the way, and we made it to Bulgaria, and eventually Sofia. I hungrily devoured some 10 am late dinner McDonald's, got directions to my hostel, and have now spent a very tired ...

Hot Chocolate (??)  and Pot Plants, Sofia, Bulgaria travel blog

Hot Chocolate (??) and Pot Plants

A travel blog entry by pollyandmikey

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... of our Serbian money on food to fortify us for 5 more hours non-stop cycling. Didn't have any problems getting into Bulgaria, a brief glance at our passport and we sailed through. Over the border and through a deep valley, the scenery immediately changed ...

Dancing Up A Storm In Sofia., Sofia, Bulgaria travel blog

Dancing Up A Storm In Sofia.

A travel blog entry by heatheravan

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... face the more we laughed and the more the other guard frowned at him! It was such a hoot.    Sofia, the capital of Bulgaria, is lovely! Beautiful old buildings surrounded by green parks, statues and fountains, are at the foot of a large ...

More Monasteries, Sofia, Bulgaria travel blog

More Monasteries

A travel blog entry by uncle_davros

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... had a day trip to the Rila mountains. We were going there as we wanted to see the Monastery there. It is very famous here in Bulgaria and it has frescoes all over it. We booked a day trip through another hostel as we did not want to stay there and we did ...

Sofia as well as I can remember it..., Sofia, Bulgaria travel blog

Sofia as well as I can remember it...

A travel blog entry by gtrob

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... it is the number of days until Bulgaria will (probably) join the European Union. EU dynamics are extremely important and interesting in Bulgaria and Turkey, and the importance to citizens is immeasurable. Day 3 was spent trying to get to the top of a ...

Sofia In A Day, Sofia, Bulgaria travel blog

Sofia In A Day

A travel blog entry by hildreth75

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... hop scotching around town checking out Orthodox churches, communist sculpture parks and Turkish dungeons.  Many of the Sofia's famous statues have been vandalized by people pulling off the statues arm, leg or entire body as ...

Cafes of Bulgaria, Sofia, Bulgaria travel blog

Cafes of Bulgaria

A travel blog entry by jesshiggins

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I wouldn't have thought to tack Bulgaria onto a trip to Europe, but my friend Alex, who I met in the Peace Corps, provided the perfect excuse. She's been living in Sofia for the past year, teaching English, working for USAID, and getting a basic grasp of ...

Short and sweet., Sofia, Bulgaria travel blog

Short and sweet.

A travel blog entry by extremelife

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... see while walking around the city so the next day I went to the bus station with a plan to try a smaller town in Bulgaria called Sandanski. I walked into the bus station and the first ticket booth I saw had Istanbul written all over it and it was calling ...

Kopristasta, Kopristasta, Bulgaria travel blog

Kopristasta

A travel blog entry by jag

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... a taxi, train, bus, train, bus and walk to finally get to our home-stay. Koprivshtitsa felt like the true heart of Bulgaria with the small village nestled in the Sredna Gora Mountains. The town itself was a mix of cobblestone streets, red-tile houses, ...

Cafes of Bulgaria, Part II, Veliko Tarnovo, Bulgaria travel blog

Cafes of Bulgaria, Part II

A travel blog entry by jesshiggins

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... . The path along the river was covered with plastic bottles, trash bags, bits of paper, etc. Like so many other countries, Bulgaria seems to have adopted the consumerist ways of the West before it could develop appropriate ways of dealing with the ...

Sofia, Sofia, Bulgaria travel blog

Sofia

A travel blog entry by jag

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We headed from Istanbul into Bulgaria which was a bit of an unknown destination as we hadn't meet too many people who had ventured into this country and again once we arrived in Sofia there was next to no tourists about. We had definitely also turned a ...

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 ...

Sofia, Sofia, Bulgaria travel blog

Sofia

A travel blog entry by wanderingkiwis

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SOFIA:  A City of Contradictions, Sofia, Bulgaria travel blog

SOFIA: A City of Contradictions

A travel blog entry by greekcypriot

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Sofia –I would love to return: After a month's stay in Sofia, I had the opportunity to visit most of its attractions, talk with locals, make friends and feel their vibes of the city.      The country has a reputation for beautiful ...

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 ...

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