Travel Blogs from Sofia, Bulgaria

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May 17, 2010, Rila Monastery, Bulgaria travel blog

May 17, 2010

A travel blog entry by luciagreco

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Skopje, a capital to rememeber, Rila Monastery, Bulgaria travel blog

Skopje, a capital to rememeber

A travel blog entry by kirstyandlogan

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... there (it was Logan's favourite capital so far).  So that was it for Macedonia for us and we made our way into Bulgaria. The border crossing was easy and we headed straight for the mountains to a famous monastery, which we will visit in the ...

To Bulgaria!, Sofia, Bulgaria travel blog

To Bulgaria!

A travel blog entry by katyandjames

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... 's to get ready for a night out - Hayden very kindly sacrificed his Lady Gaga ticket so I could go with Iona! While we were at the concert the boys had dinner and drinks near home. We can't believe how cheap everything is here! Bulgaria was a good choice! ...

world, Delcevo, Macedonia travel blog

world

A travel blog entry by combe

combe ...

Are we there yet?, Botevgrad, Bulgaria travel blog

Are we there yet?

A travel blog entry by trusselltrust

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It's fair to say that this is probably not anyone’s favourite day of the Summer Camp trip; not least because of the in-human starting hour in the small hours of the morning. Pete Cole started the morning with -50 points for his "are we there yet" ...

"Bulgaria is the new place to be"

A travel blog entry by soletraveller

... flight deal. So, when I met a new group of well-travelled students from another university, I was quickly enticed by their lifestyle. "Bulgaria is the new place to be" they told me and with the Easter holidays fast approaching, I rushed to book my ...

pectopaHt. What does that spell?, Sofia, Bulgaria travel blog

pectopaHt. What does that spell?

A travel blog entry by garynbrown

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... didn’t have stories about our language difficulties, we wouldn’t have stories. Since the day before we arrived in Bulgaria, I have been practicing the language basics of Bulgarian: hello, please, thank you, counting to ten, etc—you ...

It's a bit hot, Botevgrad, Bulgaria travel blog

It's a bit hot

A travel blog entry by trusselltrust

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Today has been about forward thinking- not something we can always be credited with but occasionally we think about stuff before we do it. Not that the results improve but we feel it's best to show willing. This am the youth team spent some time on their ...

Overnight stay in majestic Rila Monastery, Rila Monastery, Bulgaria travel blog

Overnight stay in majestic Rila Monastery

A travel blog entry by kristoffero

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... was spent on admiring amazing frescoes set in a stunning mountain setting. Although the monastery is an iconic tourist destination in Bulgaria, and rightly so, my overnight stay in there was bordering the surreal. I left hotel in the morning for nice ...

Sofia, Sofia, Bulgaria travel blog

Sofia

A travel blog entry by lorochka

... But I didn't have any particular place to be.  So, if you are travelling under similar circumstances, I recommend. Here in Sofia we are staying with friends.  Unfortunately, a lot of our time thus far has been consumed with the solidification ...

Exploring Sofia's Churches, Sofia, Bulgaria travel blog

Exploring Sofia's Churches

A travel blog entry by londone7

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... and taking pics. This area was certainly a lot safer than before but it was an extreme of such a heavy police presence I know Bulgaria is known for police corruption,  a reason their EU membership was delayed a year from 2006 to 2007. Even at the ...

Il massiccio, Rila, Bulgaria travel blog

Il massiccio

A travel blog entry by wandergal

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... addormentare sosdisfatti su materassi assolutamente scomodi. Giovedì è giornata di discesa verso il monastero più trendy della Bulgaria, il Rila. Ci arriviamo dopo 5 faticose ore e 1200 metri di dislivello in discesa prima tra prati di alta ...

Peter and Kevin do Sofia, Sofia, Bulgaria travel blog

Peter and Kevin do Sofia

A travel blog entry by captaindort

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... written in which the south of Bulgaria was given back to the Ottoman Empire (albeit as an autonomous region). Therefore, Sofia became Bulgaria's new capital city; not just because they wanted a fresh start, but because it was handily located closer to ...

Charming Sofia! My first Eastern Europe layover, Sofia, Bulgaria travel blog

Charming Sofia! My first Eastern Europe layover

A travel blog entry by ms_donabee

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Facade is unlike other big hotels,  nothing so especial about the hotel building. Its not even located at the central business district. My first thought was, why we were not put in a much bigger, known hotel?  Inside is different story. It was ...

Sofia på sitt beste, Sofia, Bulgaria travel blog

Sofia på sitt beste

A travel blog entry by fatherandson

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... også bort til plass Narodno Sabranie, hvor Tsar Alexander II sitter til hest og skuer mot parlamentet. Det var han som frigjorde Bulgaria fra tyrkerne. Nå var det lunsjtid. Vi spiste på McDonald’s på Graf Ignatiev i dag. Etterpå hoppet vi på ...

Last call, Sofia, Bulgaria travel blog

Last call

A travel blog entry by trusselltrust

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... presents and seeing so many happy faces. We have had a lot of difficulty shooting video this year as child institutions in Bulgaria are increasingly tightening policy around photography and film but we have done our best to bring you some clips which we ...

First post, Sofia, Bulgaria travel blog

First post

A travel blog entry by renaud.fra

first ...

Sofia, Sofia, Bulgaria travel blog

Sofia

A travel blog entry by scatabout

... as much travelling on motorways.   At the top of the mountains we crossed over the border from Macedonia into  Bulgaria.     The total distance we will be travelling from Vienna to Istanbul is 3500kms.   Drove ...

Sofia, Sofia, Bulgaria travel blog

Sofia

A travel blog entry by scatabout

... to take the bus, and it was a really great evening.     A beautiful place high up on the hills around Sofia.    The meal started with a very nice salad, then cheese and red pepper croquets, then chicken and port kebabs, ...

Welcome !, Sofia, Bulgaria travel blog

Welcome !

A travel blog entry by bgtimes

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Rila Monastery & Storks, Rila, Bulgaria travel blog

Rila Monastery & Storks

A travel blog entry by dmzs-trip

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We went to the Rila Monastery today.  It is the largest and most famous Eastern Orthodox monastery in Bulgaria.  It is in the Rila Mountains south of Sofia by the Rilska River and 3,763 feet above sea level.  It is a very peaceful and ...

Just woke up!, Sofia, Bulgaria travel blog

Just woke up!

A travel blog entry by markdoch

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Hello everyone!  Thanks for your thoughts and well wishes!!!  You are all awesome!!   It has become a little bit of a ritual where Kim reads the your messages and I smile broadly!!  Again thank you so much for following this... ...

Doc's on CBC!!- his story is featured w/Brad Wall, Sofia, Bulgaria travel blog

Doc's on CBC!!- his story is featured w/Brad Wall

A travel blog entry by markdoch

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Hello All. Quick posting - the link below is a video of a CBC news broadcast - they interviewed Doc in the Street Culture Studio a couple of days before we left Canada. There's movement afoot! Kim & for Doc ...

Bulgaria, Sofia, Bulgaria travel blog

Bulgaria

A travel blog entry by ssmalley

Tonight was the first of a series of one-night stops through Eastern ...

Feeling the presents., Sofia, Bulgaria travel blog

Feeling the presents.

A travel blog entry by trusselltrust

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Today was unloading day at our warehouse in Sofia. The temperature was hovering around zero degrees all day so the workout we all got from unloading the presents was a welcome warming activity. We had help from a whole load of volunteers including some ...

Sofija, Sofia, Bulgaria travel blog

Sofija

A travel blog entry by yavili

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First time in neighbouring Bulgaria after a long time and first time in Sofia. Typical East European / Balkan city.I recommend a visit to Sofia Synagoge, one of the biggest of its kind. Ethnographic museum is uninspiring. 1.5 days would be enough to ...

Prijetna Sofija, Sofia, Bulgaria travel blog

Prijetna Sofija

A travel blog entry by ursaklemen

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Moje dogodivščine se vedno začnejo z dogodivščinami na letalu. Začuda sta bila oba leta tokrat kar mirna. Na prvem sem imela zase celo tri stole in sem si privoščila malo poležavanja, na drugem pa je zraven ...

Synagogue, Churches, Mosque, Ethnology Museum, Sofia, Bulgaria travel blog

Synagogue, Churches, Mosque, Ethnology Museum

A travel blog entry by londone7

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Today was going to be a slow day as I saw most of the main sights yesterday on my arrival and the city had a bit of a creepy feel to it so the safest place was to be in the hotel. First I went to the bus station to get my ticket to Istanbul in three ...

Sofia, Bulgaria, Sofia, Bulgaria travel blog

Sofia, Bulgaria

A travel blog entry by norce

Passing this ...

'Capital'izing on the Bulgarian ski trip!, Sofia, Bulgaria travel blog

'Capital'izing on the Bulgarian ski trip!

A travel blog entry by jollyjetsetter

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... of Sofia, however, must surely be the iconic and nationally symbolic Alexander Nevsky cathedral, which must surely rate as Bulgaria's most photographed building. Further south lies the Soviet Army monument, which has enough in the way of intricate ...

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