Summer in Bulgaria: Mount Vitosha

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. One day we took a trip from Sofia to Mount Vitosha.

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We had a bit of an unfortunate start to the day when we tried to visit Vitosha as the taxi took us to the bottom of a gondola, which only runs on a weekend when it is not ski season (we went on a Tuesday). Therefore, there was a period where we were stranded halfway up. Luckily a nice local man agreed to take us a bit further up so that we could have a bit of a walk around in the sunshine and get a great view of Sofia from high up.

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The view was amazing and we were lucky to go up on such a clear and bright day as you could see for miles and miles. With it being out of season, there were not a lot of people around and I quite enjoyed this so it was really quiet. Obviously this meant that there weren’t any people that we could follow or ask for directions so quite a bit of time was spent with the boys trying to figure out which way to go.

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We were also fortunate to stumble upon the loveliest place to eat about half way down and near the line of the chair lift. Unfortunately I have no idea what this place was called but it was like a Bavarian style place, like a ski lodge. With all wooden panels and a water wheel outside, it was like a real cozy countryside place and the food was amazing, as you can see from one of the photos below.

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Vitosha is easy enough to access from Sofia as it is just to the south of the city. You can take the metro to James Boucher station and a cab from there to the chair lift is about £6. If you can find the restaurant we ate at, I highly recommend it!

written by kneehigh85 on 2012-12-04 in #world #locations #bulgaria #2012 #trip #friends #escape-from-the-city #holiday #town #summer #mountain #sofia #views

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