Travel Blogs from Sofia, Bulgaria

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Sofia, Sofia, Bulgaria travel blog

Sofia

A travel blog entry by spsadventures

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... a Roman sarcophagus, so I made the (incorrect) assumption that they had stuff from all over. Actually, everything there is from Bulgaria. The Romans controlled the area for a while, so it makes sense that they found some Roman artifacts. The Ottoman ...

Up in the mountains, Sofia, Bulgaria travel blog

Up in the mountains

A travel blog entry by gadelle

... a monastery for an hour and a half. Somehow, such things make sense. Because, after all, it was the BIGGEST monastery in Bulgaria and the NUMBER ONE spot for pilgrimages in the country, or so I've read. Getting there was maybe not half the fun, but ...

Sofia 2008, Sofia, Bulgaria travel blog

Sofia 2008

A travel blog entry by love1017

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... my week of travelling without their support. And so I wanted to dedicate this entry to the rural folk of Bulgaria - those weathered sun-kissed faces whose wide smile releaves a few missing teeth. Those hard working agrarians whose simple honesty, ...

Sleeping at the top of the mountain, Rila, Bulgaria travel blog

Sleeping at the top of the mountain

A travel blog entry by p45

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We left Sofia late around 2pm after having some good soup at a soup restaurant.  We drove to Rila and past it to a monastery high up in the mountains.  It was pissing with rain so we decided to drive up to the top to get above the clouds. ...

Day 3, Sofia, Bulgaria travel blog

Day 3

A travel blog entry by jcq67

After a big nap yesterday afternoon Jacquie felt really good.  Her feet looked like a normal pink colour which is a positive change.  They are still puffy though.  We are hoping to see little improvements every day.  Jacquie was able ...

Hiking and Fishing in Bulgaria, Sofia, Bulgaria travel blog

Hiking and Fishing in Bulgaria

A travel blog entry by thecrabbs

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Paul and Erin Smith drove us about an hour out of the city today into the beautiful country-side of Bulgaria, a small town called Majare.  Paul and Titus spent several hours fly fishing, and Daniela and Erin explored around the river and a small ...

Istanbul to Sofia, Sofia, Bulgaria travel blog

Istanbul to Sofia

A travel blog entry by sethandholly

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Bulgaria to Serbia by bike, Pirot, Serbia and Montenegro travel blog

Bulgaria to Serbia by bike

A travel blog entry by sethandholly

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The Byzantine Glory, Sofia, Bulgaria travel blog

The Byzantine Glory

A travel blog entry by whk2006

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... the destinations of 2006". The wait may be over and their time is almost here. -------------------------------------------------------------------- In Your Pocket Guide: Sofia A NYT Article: Sofia, Bulgaria: An Ancient City That Wears Its History ...

History, show tunes and a quicky, Sofia, Bulgaria travel blog

History, show tunes and a quicky

A travel blog entry by peyton

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... dignitaries) it dominates the grounds with Vitosha looming behind it, a pure symbol of power.  The collection spans Bulgaria's history from prehistoric times through Bronze Age, Thracian, Roman, Byzantine, medieval Bulgarian, Ottoman and revolutionary ...

Sofia, Sofia, Bulgaria travel blog

Sofia

A travel blog entry by b.a.manzella

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... to a party and met some of her friends. She cooked, and showed me around the town. I met up with an Argentinian friend I had met in Belgrade, Emmanual, we went for a coffee at a nice place called Apartment. Check it out the next time you're in ...

Bulgaria, Sofia, Bulgaria travel blog

Bulgaria

A travel blog entry by j.mccrary

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Took an overnight train from Istanbul to Sofia, Bulgaria. The trip took 14 hours and at 3am all the passengers were herded off the train and forced to sit outside in the middle of nowhere for two hours while Turkish customs officials processed passports. ...

Eastward Ho, Sofia, Bulgaria travel blog

Eastward Ho

A travel blog entry by peyton

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... I make this Negroni. Is not popular drink.')  -- and why would anyone with a grain of intelligence be ordering a Negroni in Bulgaria?  Mariela tells me tomorrow will be busier. 'Israel day.'  I ask her to teach me how to say the pleasantries: ...

The kids, Rila, Bulgaria travel blog

The kids

A travel blog entry by londonpenguin

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... the Cyrillic alphabet (it was a first-grade classroom), and also showed us the kids' workbooks and talked a little about education in Bulgaria. He said kids don't start first grade till the age of seven, and there are only between 18 and 26 children in a ...

Playing it safe, Sofia, Bulgaria travel blog

Playing it safe

A travel blog entry by peyton

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... I neglected to photograph.  The guard with the fearsome feather is one of four guarding the Presidency, the offices of Bulgaria's leader, located directly behind the hotel. They perform the typical slow motion goose-step changing of the guard each ...

Sofia, Sofia, Bulgaria travel blog

Sofia

A travel blog entry by cjabroad

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Some days it is winter; some it is spring.  Today is wintery.  The Aleksandr Nevsky Cathedral, though, is impressive no matter the weather.  I've posted a few pictures of the ...

3,165km later we reach Sofia, Bulgaria..., Sofia, Bulgaria travel blog

3,165km later we reach Sofia, Bulgaria...

A travel blog entry by shikhabelle

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So there we were driving towards Bulgaria feeling like the prize was just in our grasp when we saw signs above the motorway - straight for Belgrade in RUSSIA, right for Athens in Greece, god we were a long, long way from home and it was sooo ...

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 ...

Bulgarian Culture, Sofia, Bulgaria travel blog

Bulgarian Culture

A travel blog entry by spsadventures

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... so famous that I had heard of them before.) I came away from the tour with a much better understanding of and appreciation for Bulgaria. Because we were doing, and not just looking and listening, I felt more involved and had a really good time on the ...

The responses change but the problems remain..., Sofia, Bulgaria travel blog

The responses change but the problems remain...

A travel blog entry by trusselltrust

... or Valya, left at a nearby hospital. These abandoned babies are put up for adoption- something that is still relatively rare in Bulgaria. The second part of their work is to work with poor young mums to ensure that children are not abandoned in the first ...

Sofia, Sofia, Bulgaria travel blog

Sofia

A travel blog entry by jaywehrs

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... some authentic Bulgarian cuisine for lunch. After lunch we all walked and toured the city, we seen the Communist headquarters when Bulgaria was influenced by the soviet union, as many of the monumental buildings here are reminiscent of darker days in the ...

Day 1, Sofia, Bulgaria travel blog

Day 1

A travel blog entry by jcq67

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Hi everyone! Got to the hospital at 9 am for our 9:30 appointment; but didn't get registered and examined until 10:30; Jacquie went for her procedure at 2 pm and was back by 4 pm.  The Dr said 75% blockage in the left jugular and no stenosis in the ...

Day 5, Sofia, Bulgaria travel blog

Day 5

A travel blog entry by jcq67

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We had a fairly relaxing day; went out to a supermarket to get some "rainbow spice"; our cab driver was very kind and took us right to the door and waited for us - in fact he came in to carry our bag out.  Then we went to the hospital to pay the ...

Bulgaria, Sofia, Bulgaria travel blog

Bulgaria

A travel blog entry by kategreen

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... of little sleep I've been able to snooze in and out during the coach days. The hotel that we stayed in in Sofia, the capital of Bulgaria, was interesting. The decor was an ethnic mix. The lobby and restaurant looked like a fancy Old English place, the ...

The Ace of Spades, Sofia, Bulgaria travel blog

The Ace of Spades

A travel blog entry by mviglianco

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... was very scenic as we made our way over the Stara Planina mountains, which cross from West to East in Central Bulgaria. If you just found yourself in Sofia, you'd probably find it a bit rough or all out scary. I don't even know anymore because you just ...

Borovetz, Borovetz, Bulgaria travel blog

Borovetz

A travel blog entry by tomer

... season, so we slept in a renovated 2 star hotel. The furniture in the room had these wool coverings which were very popular in Bulgaria during the 70s and still very much used in the more cold areas, they creeped me out. In the evening we drove to ...

sofia, Sofia, Bulgaria travel blog

sofia

A travel blog entry by fabien

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sofia is a nice city... we met nice guy doing some BMX, we walked a lot in the city and we were so happy to see the 'soldier"... (excuse my english you'll see them on a ...

Bulgaria for the 2nd time, Sofia, Bulgaria travel blog

Bulgaria for the 2nd time

A travel blog entry by schwate

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Hallo zusammen, bin um 7:30 morgens in Sofia angekommen, zwischen Griechenland und Bulgarien gibt es schon noch eine Grenzkontrolle, obwohl beide Staaten der EU angehoeren. Auch in Sofia war schoenstes Wetter, musste allerdings feststellen, dass am ...

Rila Monastery, Rila Monastery, Bulgaria travel blog

Rila Monastery

A travel blog entry by schwate

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... bin ich zum Rila Kloster gefahren, dem Jerusalem Bulgariens, UNESCO Weltkulturerbe und in 1000m Hoehe in den Pirin Bergen gelegen. Von Sofia bin ich zunaechst mit dem Bus nach Dupnitsa gefahren, 60km im Sueden, 2,50 Euro fuer die Fahrt. Dupnitsa ist ...

An embarrassing day for me all round really, Sofia, Bulgaria travel blog

An embarrassing day for me all round really

A travel blog entry by eastin80

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Embarrassing moment # 1: I had been hearing a song around the traps quite a few times and it is very catchy and I quite liked it. I figured that it must be a Eurovision style singer from the Balkans or somewhere nearby and that I would Shazam it and then ...

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