Travel Blogs from Sofia, Bulgaria

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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, ...

Sofia explained, Sofia, Bulgaria travel blog

Sofia explained

A travel blog entry by peyton

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... and free hors d'oevres. Why don't more of the world's great museums consider renting out their collections to bars and nightclubs? Bulgaria blazes the way in creative fundraising opportunities. I read my book for an hour or so until it begins to rain and ...

We takes the capital by storm, my precious, Sofia, Bulgaria travel blog

We takes the capital by storm, my precious

A travel blog entry by gadelle

... . You know what I'll be eating when I get home? Pho. In this part of the world, in Romania and especially in Bulgaria, the staples seem to be tomatoes and cucumbers. In almost every meal we've eaten, the ubiquitous vegetables have made an appearance ...

Balkan Boob Jobs, Sofia, Bulgaria travel blog

Balkan Boob Jobs

A travel blog entry by atlpilot36

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... on the tourist trail are neat but you look at Big Ben and the reaction is like "cool, next site now..."  Walk around Sofia a few hours and surprise discoveries like St. Georgy leave you really impressed when you think about how old they are. The best ...

Party time..., Krasno Selo, Bulgaria travel blog

Party time...

A travel blog entry by trusselltrust

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... by Breakthrough Christian Centre on behalf of the children and former residents of Doganovo Orphanage and held at the offices Bulgaria Red Cross in Sofia. There were fun and games, a magician,stories, food and of course presents (check out the video ...

Turkey - Already !!, Sofia, Bulgaria travel blog

Turkey - Already !!

A travel blog entry by camel1

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Edirne (bit optemistic) or maybe still playing in Romania :-) Day 4 - Left Drobeta at 8:30 - Arrived at Sofia 5:00 Mileage 1900.  Wet wet wet. Well not from the start, it started cloudy and cold till I arrived at calafat which is the Romanian ...

FUN TRAIN TRAVEL & SOFIA, BULGARIA, Sofia, Bulgaria travel blog

FUN TRAIN TRAVEL & SOFIA, BULGARIA

A travel blog entry by unbound

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... forward on your knees while breathing in the smoke from the person in front of you. Everyone and their brother smokes here. Good game though. Bulgaria lost but it was fun to watch the fans. The section of fans next to us were caged in. Not sure why you'd ...

Sofia round 2, Sofia, Bulgaria travel blog

Sofia round 2

A travel blog entry by chrisandhana

... bus stations so we would only have a short walk to catch our bus the next morning. After the heat and mosquito bites of Sofia the first time and in Veliko Tarnovo, the air conditioning, comfortable bed, bath and satellite TV were a real enforced ...

Ivo takes me to Plavdiv, Sofia, Bulgaria travel blog

Ivo takes me to Plavdiv

A travel blog entry by magnumcy

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Ivo was nice enough to take me 150 km outside Sofia to a nice town called Plovdiv (the second biggest city in Bulgaria).  The drive was actually quite pleasant and I got to see some sweet Roman sites and eat an authentic Bulgarian meal with plum ...

It's worth all the effort, Dolna Banya, Bulgaria travel blog

It's worth all the effort

A travel blog entry by trusselltrust

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We made ourway to Bobov Dol this morning where we attended a children's party for familes of prisoners at the jail there. Most have the team have been to a party like this before but for laura and vera this was a new experience and both were moved by the ...

Sofia, Bulgaria - the good, the bad and the ugly, Sofia, Bulgaria travel blog

Sofia, Bulgaria - the good, the bad and the ugly

A travel blog entry by love1017

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Sofia, Bulgaria - the good, the bad and the ...

Suffering of the little ones, Sofia, Bulgaria travel blog

Suffering of the little ones

A travel blog entry by trusselltrust

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... lives around here but we need your help:if you want to find out more about how you can help fight for the long term future of young Bulgarians then visit our website or give me ring. God bless, Rich Parsons Bulgaria Operations Manager (UK) Trussell Trust ...

The Arrival, Sofia, Bulgaria travel blog

The Arrival

A travel blog entry by bohnsack

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Thr ...

Sofia, Capital of Bulgaria, Sofia, Bulgaria travel blog

Sofia, Capital of Bulgaria

A travel blog entry by schwate

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... ist hier Nationalfeiertag, einige Museen hatten auch an diesem Tag zu... Bin zunaechst nach Boyana gefahren, einem Vorort von Sofia, mit oeffentlichen Verkehrsmitteln nur schwer zu erreichen, daher habe ich mir ein Taxi geleistet. Die Preise fuer Taxis ...

Into the Eastern Block, Sofia, Bulgaria travel blog

Into the Eastern Block

A travel blog entry by chrisab14

... the border took about 5 hrs to pass. After the entrance we cleared the customs and one more check quickly and were off. Bulgaria has some pretty countryside at times, but other times its rather flat. Its an interesting place. The history here is quite ...

Speaking Wongolian, Sofia, Bulgaria travel blog

Speaking Wongolian

A travel blog entry by pwong

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... being unable to make heads or tails of the street signs in Cyrillic.  But in hindsight, navigating Sofia was easy compared to everywhere else in Bulgaria ... at least some of the street signs here are in English!  And after a few weeks ...

Time for some new scenery, Sofia, Bulgaria travel blog

Time for some new scenery

A travel blog entry by papayaprincess

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... fan of getting yelled at when I'm paying money to stay at a place...so don't stay at Internet Hostel... The lovely part of Bulgaria and Sofia are the cheap eats...and the signs which are more or less only in Cyrillic of course... For 5 euro you can have ...

Gorno Dragliste - the voluptuous mountains, Rila, Bulgaria travel blog

Gorno Dragliste - the voluptuous mountains

A travel blog entry by ivanandvlad

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We left Sofia and traveled by private bus to Rila where there was a very impressive monastery in the mountains. Vlad and Ivan were very hungry and went straight for lunch before going into the monastery. We found an excellent little restaurant by a ...

Day 3 update, Sofia, Bulgaria travel blog

Day 3 update

A travel blog entry by jcq67

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We didn't actually find the amphitheatre but we did see an old church that was built in 300 ad that had some really cool paintings done in different time periods; we also saw the statute of Sophia.  Jacquie walked with her walker for close to 3 ...

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