Travel Blogs from Sofia, Bulgaria

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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: ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Un samedi a Sofia, Sofia, Bulgaria travel blog

Un samedi a Sofia

A travel blog entry by billboquet

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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 ...

Yelling on the Street, Sofia, Bulgaria travel blog

Yelling on the Street

A travel blog entry by bsuarez

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... Sofia. It was not a reflection on my view of the city. I said that in the paragraph above too. I had a wonderful time in Sofia - especially in its nightlife. I repeat, I will never say "I had a bad time in Sofia" because I actually had a good time ...

It's not over 'til the Fat Santa dances..., Vratsa, Bulgaria travel blog

It's not over 'til the Fat Santa dances...

A travel blog entry by trusselltrust

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Wednesday 14th saw our teams spilt in two to cover seven different deliveries in sone extremely variable locations and circumstances. For the first team today was very different to yesterday's experience with young children in Gurkovo where we ...

Sophia, Sofia, Bulgaria travel blog

Sophia

A travel blog entry by djmitchos

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Not much to say about this place, it was more a connection stop than a city stop. Sore ANOTHER church, then had macca's and that was my Sophia experience. Although buying alcohol was a pretty funny experience, it was just this little window literally on ...

Going home, Sofia, Bulgaria travel blog

Going home

A travel blog entry by lionsinbulgaria

Caroline, Lauren and Leslie are in the air. Anne is at the gate in Sofia and Liz is at the computer in Sofia airport. We are sad to leave Bulgaria but happy to be heading home to family, pets and friends. The trip was way more than we expected with ...

Sailing on Lake Iskar, Sofia, Bulgaria travel blog

Sailing on Lake Iskar

A travel blog entry by bilieva

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A beautiful afternoon sailing on Lake Iskar, 40 km from Sofia. This is the lake where I learned to sail many years ago, and it was wonderful to go back. We sailed with my cousin Reny, her husband Rosen on their boat. Their little girls Bobi and ...

And The Journey Begins..., Sofia, Bulgaria travel blog

And The Journey Begins...

A travel blog entry by sabrinapm

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SO………… we are back on the road AGAIN! We are taking the summer to travel through Europe on our way to China.  Once in China I will be left behind to study Chinese, live with a Chinese family, as well as teach English.  ...

Sleeping in Sofia, Sofia, Bulgaria travel blog

Sleeping in Sofia

A travel blog entry by katevoss

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Thursday 7th June This morning woke up early to get the 8.30am bus from Skopje to Sofia. The bus ride took 5 or so hours during which time I slept, ate my breakfast pizza slice, attempted some blogging which failed, and listening to the Bulgarian ...

What's Bulgarian for Cheshire Oaks?, Sofia, Bulgaria travel blog

What's Bulgarian for Cheshire Oaks?

A travel blog entry by shiiuga

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... in the room the first couple of nights, but apparently the heaters were not working properly and it has been fixed now. Bulgaria is, as I expected, very different from anywhere else I have been.  The culture is very different, and much more ...

Sofia, Sofia, Bulgaria travel blog

Sofia

A travel blog entry by p45

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... relics.  Very tempting to buy a souvenir or 2 and then it started to rain hard. We ended up staying another night in Sofia at the crazy hostel and left in the morning to rila. All in all we really liked sofia and would definitely go back again. ...

Into Bulgaria, Sofia, Bulgaria travel blog

Into Bulgaria

A travel blog entry by fiseb

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... familiar, except that they contain a few 3s or feydas in them...also one of the symbols is pronounced "shch". We arrived into Sofia no problem, but finding our hostel was another story. The vague mix of directions, and a general dot on the map that ...

Sofia en tren, Sofia, Bulgaria travel blog

Sofia en tren

A travel blog entry by mexican_chilli

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There's something about Maria, Sofia, Bulgaria travel blog

There's something about Maria

A travel blog entry by trusselltrust

... the Krassi's and the Vasko's and give them love, care and a chance. Poverty and abandonment are entwined in Bulgaria. When we got back to Sofia this afternoon, we saw first hand the poverty of an inner city Roma community in Moderno Predgradie. Here we ...

Rilla Monestary, Rilla Monestary, Bulgaria travel blog

Rilla Monestary

A travel blog entry by tomer

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We left Borovetz and drove for the Rilla monetary. We spent quite some time there. I got some more 'Mekitzi'. The monetary is beautiful and i don't have much to say about it, so I hope the pictures are ...

Venturing Out on Our Own, Sofia, Bulgaria travel blog

Venturing Out on Our Own

A travel blog entry by thecrabbs

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... the post.  I think we were both too tired to post yesterday.  Sorry for the delay.  Yesterday we ventured out into Sofia on our own.  For some reason we decided to walk into the center of the city???????  That was a bit more ...

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