Summer in Bulgaria: Sofia

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This summer I was lucky enough to spend two weeks touring around Bulgaria with three other people in a brand new Chevy! Over the next few articles, I am going to share with you some of my photos from that trip, place by place. This is about the capital of Bulgaria - Sofia, where we spent the first three days.

Credits: kneehigh85

We flew into Sofia for the first part of our trip to Bulgaria, as it has good transport links, being the capital. As soon as we got to the airport, we learned how lovely Bulgarian people can be, especially when I took a cheek photo of Daniela – our escort from the airport to the apartments we had rented. She didn’t even tell me off when I took this cheeky photo of her!

Credits: kneehigh85

When we were taken to our apartments, which was just a 5-minute walk from all the main tourist sites, we were over the moon – they were massive and gorgeous.

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Our holiday then began with the “Free Sofia Tour”, where you are guided around some of Sofia’s most famous sites, and given a bit of history about the city. The whole city is beautiful and although it is the capital, it feels a lot less congested than somewhere like Paris or Rome. The architecture is fabulous and it makes for a great place for shooting photos.

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Also, if you are from a country like the UK, then you will find Bulgaria very, very cheap, and I would say a lot of things cost about 40% cheaper of their UK prices. Aside from that, we didn’t really pay to do any sightseeing as most things we wanted to go to were completely free of charge! We were lucky enough on the second and third nights in the city to meet up with our Lomo friend adash, who took us to a really nice restaurant and told us lots about Bulgaria along with his lovely other half. We then took a lomowalk around Sofia to get some night shots.

Credits: kneehigh85

Things I recommend you see/do in Sofia:
- Alexander Nevski cathedral
- The Russian church
- Drink warm water from the thermal springs
- Take the free Sofia tour
- Visit the flea markets
- Shop at Halite food market
- Have dinner at Pri Yafata
- Feed some stray animals!

written by kneehigh85 on 2012-10-04 in #world #locations #bulgaria #summer #urban-adventures #fun #holiday #2012 #city #sofia #sunshine #sun #capital

2 Comments

  1. adash
    adash ·

    LOL, I've been living in Sofia for 12 years already, but I never drank warm water from the thermal springs....
    Cool photos, BTW.

  2. louwest
    louwest ·

    I love Sofia!!!!!

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