The Bulgaria Files: Part 1 — Sofia

Bul­garia itin­er­ary: Sofia (5 nights) -> Veliko Tarnovo (4 nights) -> Varna (5 nights)

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Back­pack­ing route across Bulgaria

Tim and I found our­selves in a pecu­liar sit­u­a­tion at the end of July. We were in Greece, but it was get­ting expen­sive, and the heat had defeated us. We wanted to go to Turkey, but wanted to avoid trav­el­ing in a Mus­lim coun­try dur­ing Ramadan. So, where could we go in the mean­time? A Google search for “cheap and cool places to go in August” led us to a coun­try that held the holy trin­ity of back­pack­ing cri­te­ria. Bul­garia is inex­pen­sive, good weather, and it was only a bus ride away.

Nei­ther of us had ever con­sid­ered Bul­garia as a poten­tial coun­try to visit, but that’s the beauty of not hav­ing a set itin­er­ary. We hopped on a bus and we were in the cap­i­tal city of a for­mer USSR country.

Bul­garia itin­er­ary: Sofia (5 nights) -> Veliko Tarnovo (4 nights) -> Varna (5 nights)

5 thoughts on “The Bulgaria Files: Part 1 — Sofia

  1. Etienne Grosjean

    Each time I read some new stuff on you blog, I am impa­tient for some more… The pic­ture are beau­ti­ful and the text quite inter­est­ing… Keep the good work. One thing, I regret of not know­ing were you are on a reg­u­lar basis.

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