A dedicated traveller, teacher, dreamer, and lover with an unquenchable thirst for expedition. I've got two calloused feet that take me anywhere and everywhere I need to be.
Sofia isn’t usually on the typical European backpacking circuit.
It doesn’t have the most grandiose architecture and it isn’t so culturally saturated as some of it’s neighbours. There might not be the best variety of super clubs, so as a backpacker, why would anyone want to visit?
Maybe it’s because Sofia is completely untapped. It’s a genuine city. It is real and isn’t pretending to be anything it’s not. Modest, small, clean and airy.Sofia is the quintessential former communist capital turned twenty first century. Like any other city in this situation, parts are derelict, but still oddly charming. The city is awash with casual and slow paced chatter. Afternoon in the park with a pint is the norm.
The museums might not be worth the visit, but in a city that has a little known, but astounding history, there is a sight around every corner.
See: Open air antiques
Taste: Hot spring water
Smell: Rotting bananas
Hear: Roaring trams
Don’t plan on going just yet?
Read: Party Headquarters (Georgi Tenev)