Hear about journey to Sofia, Bulgaria because the Novice Traveler talks to Stephanie Craig from historyfangirl.com about her time in that nation.
Stephanie says, “I really feel like Sofia is magical. The primary time I went in there I didn’t actually know something about it and I believe that typically it’s these locations that you don’t have any thought, that you simply actually don’t know what to anticipate, that may blow you away. I actually went there in November as a result of it was the most affordable sky scanner flight out of Greece.”
Stephanie went from touring kind of by accident to Bulgaria to transferring there for a time as a result of she fell in love with the place. She takes us on a digital strolling tour by means of downtown Sofia, to the church buildings, the museums, the markets, and the monuments.
We discuss a few of the difficult historical past of Bulgaria, from its time as a part of the Roman Empire, to the Bulgars, to the Ottomans to liberation, to time below communism, after which to freedom once more. You’ll be able to see this difficult historical past and its structure, ruins, museums, and meals.
Stephanie tells us the right way to take a day seeing a few of the Communist historical past of the town, which of late has been taken down and moved to at least one central museum.
We marvel at a few of the historical church buildings in addition to the spectacular Alexander Nevsky Cathedral which dominates the middle of city,
We study the place the locals and the expats eat, each worldwide delicacies and native Bulgarian fare.
Then Stephanie tells us a few facet journeys to take out of the town to the enduring Rila Monastery in addition to to the Roman ruins and avenue artwork of Plovdiv.
See if Sofia doesn’t shock you and seize your coronary heart because it did for Stephanie.
First Bulgarian Empire
Second Bulgarian Empire
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Sofia Central Mineral Baths
Saint Sofia Church, Sofia
Alexander Nevsky Cathedral, Sofia
Alexander Nevsky Crypt Icon museum
Banitsa (Bulgarian Cheese Pie)
Ayran (yogurt drink)
The 365: Communist Tour of Sofia
Museum of Socialist Artwork, Sofia
Tour in an outdated Communist Automotive
The Bells Monument
The Bohemian Weblog
Nationwide Historic Museum (Bulgaria)
Eleonore Reuss of Köstritz
Nationwide Gallery for International Artwork
Free Sofia Mountaineering Excursions – Sofia Inexperienced Tour – free Bike and Hike excursions with English talking guides-volunteers
Saints Cyril and Methodius
Plovdiv (metropolis with Roman ruins)
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UNESCO World Heritage Web site #36: Boyana Church (Bulgaria)
UNESCO World Heritage Web site #37: Rila Monastery (Bulgaria)
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November 2017 – India Novice Traveler Journey