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Stories and Tips Sofia

Sofia Nightlife

Written by daylightharbor on 29 May, 2006

Sofia's night scene has developed a lot in the last several years. It offers something for every taste and budget, and lasts till 6am, or whenever people quit dancing. First off, a disclaimer: I'm not able to provide a comprehensive review of every place in…Read More

Exploring 1200 Years of Religion

Written by yc on 09 Sep, 2002

You should begin your walk at Saint Nedelja Church (Sveta Nedelja). Walk on in and take a look at the many frescos in the church. There is a tradition to light a candle in memory of someone close to you who passed away. (You…Read More


Written by jwagner on 23 Aug, 2000

Melnik is a mostly forgotten town in the southwest corner of Bulgaria. With a stay in Sandanski, it makes for a good weekend journey or--from Sofia--a longish day trip. The town was built amongst rock crags and is well-known for its wine. Order from a…Read More

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Why Sofia Stoops for its Beer & Gum

Written by okiebob on 14 Jun, 2006

If you're walking around Sofia, you'll probably notice a number of Sofians stooping on sidewalks, reaching to their ankles with one hand, holding their backs in pain with the other. It's not a cultural oddity, but merely the legacy of Sofia's first stab at entering…Read More

Sofia City Guide

Written by Richard Finkers on 09 Dec, 2001

The "Sofia City Guide" is an info guide with useful information about the city. In fact, it is a small travel guide for the city itself, covering all the major "Highlights". Every month there is a new edition, so the information is very up to…Read More

From the Airport to the Town

Written by Richard Finkers on 09 Dec, 2001

When you are ready to go from the airport to the centre/ hotel you will find many private drivers offering to take you to your final destination. Prices can be up to 20 lev (airport-centre). If you walk 100M to the right, you will find…Read More

Augie Bendove

Written by augieben on 27 Oct, 2005

The best place to relax and just 10 minutes away from the city. Soon we will add a lot more. …Read More


Written by garrett.boxman on 20 Sep, 2010

Taste one, it is good. They have different varieties, but the one with feta cheese is the best. The spinach one is also worth trying..…Read More


Written by Richard Finkers on 17 Dec, 2001

A quick way to find your place to stay in Sofia can be found at the following web page: http://www.sofiahotels.net/ Maybe not that interesting for the regular traveler, but to find a hotel in advance for the night of arrival can be verry convenient. See…Read More

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