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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 ...

Old Bulgaria, Plovdiv, Bulgaria travel blog

Old Bulgaria

A travel blog entry by aborder

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... on reception, asking him about onward travel to Varna. He gave me a suitable train time the following day and then I asked about the Bulgaria v England game. He didn't care. He said watching his country was no longer worth it. 'Not like in 94' I said. ...

Sofia Grows On Us, Sofia, Bulgaria travel blog

Sofia Grows On Us

A travel blog entry by pollyandmikey

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Woke up at 10 and realised we were going to miss the Hostel's free 'all you can eat' breakfast. Decided to not worry and take on that challenge tomorrow before cycling. Instead went out for a wander, on the search for breakfast and a pharmacy as I woke ...

Sweet Sofia, Sofia, Bulgaria travel blog

Sweet Sofia

A travel blog entry by aborder

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... I haven't known a day where I haven't been drunk or high, what about you?" She replies, "Um yes, almost everyday!". Welcome to Bulgaria. This is what I'm putting up with in my hostel. A great hostel! Free dinner and breakfast. They sit you down with a ...

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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... , we 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 ...

A quick an quiet sojourn in the land of ..., Veliko Tarnovo, Bulgaria travel blog

A quick an quiet sojourn in the land of ...

A travel blog entry by catmoj

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... interesting Bulgarian beer and the view from the balcony at the back of the place is fantastic, overlooking the valley. Northern Bulgaria is fantastic, but public transport is something of a mission of changing here and there. Always Cyrillic fun. In ...

Shipka Pass, Dryanovo, Bulgaria travel blog

Shipka Pass

A travel blog entry by pollyandmikey

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Today was one of the most rewarding rides we have done thus far.  We left our room in the spa town of Pavel Banya not at all unhappy that the 4 star hotel had been booked out.  Instead we found the perfect breakfast.  A little bakery had ...

Black Beauty, Tsarevo, Bulgaria travel blog

Black Beauty

A travel blog entry by pollyandmikey

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Today we saw the better sıde of the Black Sea coastlıne.  Burgas had a certaın charm but the grubby rıde out remınded us why we wanted to get away from ıt agaın.  Before leavıng we had a very good ...

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 ...

The smell of the Black Sea, Varna, Bulgaria travel blog

The smell of the Black Sea

A travel blog entry by aborder

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... bottom corner. Gingerman stands up and applauds, England are 1-0 up. I am in the centre of Varna city centre, watching Bulgaria v England via a grandstand for a 5 a side tournament that was being held over the weekend. The city put on two big screens to ...

Veliko Tarnovo wipes Sofia off the map, Omurtag, Bulgaria travel blog

Veliko Tarnovo wipes Sofia off the map

A travel blog entry by pollyandmikey

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... the main road, already sweaty so first clothes change of the day required, and set off for Veliko Tarnovo, the old capital of Bulgaria.  The guidebook had billed it as Bulgaria's prettiest city and it did not dissappoint.  Had we not been on a ...

First case of Bed Bugs!!!!! Aaaaaah!, Pavel Banya, Bulgaria travel blog

First case of Bed Bugs!!!!! Aaaaaah!

A travel blog entry by pollyandmikey

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Dragged ourselves out of bed to leave at 9. Lovely to start in the brilliant sunshine after the rain/snow of our previous few days. Had traditional Bulgarian breakfast of cheese pastries from the bakery and a coffee from hole in the wall, sitting in the ...

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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... 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 Mt. ...

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 ...

Turkish Delight, Bulgaria and Turkey, Turkey travel blog

Turkish Delight

A travel blog entry by lucky

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... to trash which was littered all over the grass and tracks that were zipping by. "No, not like this." "Mmmm... " he answered "Bulgaria, no money" Nicoli was a crop duster on his way to the Sudan. This much i could get out of him but sign ...

Amphitheatres, Plovdiv, Bulgaria travel blog

Amphitheatres

A travel blog entry by uncle_davros

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Woke up this morning, from the strangest dream I was in the biggest army that the world has ever seen We were marching as one On the road to the holly grail Sadly, we said goodbye to Simon and Martina. I now only have Lucy to drink Bulgarian wine ...

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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We had exactly one day to check out Sofia due to Dave and Natasha's schedule.   Looking at a general overview of the place we did not expect much since the city itself is not highly recommended.  Nevertheless, we set ...

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 ...

Veliko Taranova, Veliko Taranova, Bulgaria travel blog

Veliko Taranova

A travel blog entry by jag

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Veliko Tarnovo was a much larger town than I had imagined but it was nonetheless set in an astonishing location. The U-shaped winding cliffs around the Yantra River lock in the Aveta Gora Park across the footbridge. The town itself dramatically starts at ...

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 ...

Slow Train to Plovdiv, Plovdiv, Bulgaria travel blog

Slow Train to Plovdiv

A travel blog entry by madanaki

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Today we took Thomas the Tank Engine and slowly choo chooed across the beautiful countryside of Southern Bulgaria, past mountains, and green, green fields.  We stopped briefly at the not so scenic Septembri to change trains to the fast train to ...

Black sea!, Varna, Bulgaria travel blog

Black sea!

A travel blog entry by papayaprincess

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Our last city before Istanbul!  Varna, on the Black sea coast of Bulgaria... Because our hostel was so sweet, we ended up spending an extra night here...the hostel staff helped us around town and to get our laundry done...they had a barbecue for us ...

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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Today the team headed north east to familiar territort around the town of Botevgrad where we visited three orphanages and the House of Joshua, the first Trussell Trust funded project in our House of Opportunity Programme. Vidrare is home to 90 severely ...

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: ...

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