Tag: bulgaria

  • Things to do in Sofia

    Things to do in Sofia

    Even the guy giving us a walking tour of the city suggested it would be a shame to visit Bulgaria and not leave Sofia. And while that may be true, there are still some pretty cool things to do in the city that make it worth staying at least a day or two. Take a…

  • Getting around in Sofia

    Getting around in Sofia

    By far, my least favorite thing about Sofia is getting around. It’s a pretty sizable city, not all of it pleasant to walk through, and moving from one place to another can be a pain in the ass. Here are my best tips for getting around in Sofia. Public transportation The public transportation in Sofia…

  • The fun little things about taking a bus from Sofia to Skopje

    The fun little things about taking a bus from Sofia to Skopje

    One of the cheapest ways to get from Bulgaria to Macedonia is by bus. I’ve become accustomed to traveling by bus in Europe, so when planning this trip, taking a bus seemed like the most reasonable thing to do. It was only $18 one way, though it’s a 6 hour bus ride. But it’s not…

  • Things I wish I knew before visiting the Rila Monastery

    Things I wish I knew before visiting the Rila Monastery

    One of the most beautiful sights in Bulgaria according to tourists and locals alike is the Rila Monastery, which is located in the middle of the Rila Mountains. There was no way we were gonna come to Bulgaria and not see it. But there are a couple of things I wish I had known in…

  • Could I Live Here? Sofia Edition

    Could I Live Here? Sofia Edition

    Though Sofia definitely didn’t impress me when I first arrived, the city has proven to be a worthwhile place to visit. But is it a good place to live? I broke down a few factors to decide. Atmosphere There are plenty of beautiful things to see and do in Sofia as a visitor. There are…

  • How a free waking tour redeemed Sofia

    How a free waking tour redeemed Sofia

    When you don’t like something, the best thing you can do is learn more about it. So when I came to Sofia and though “Oh ok… eh,” I did something I rarely do: a walking tour. The walking tours in Sofia are free and given daily at 11 am and 6 pm. They meet in front of…