Sofia, Bulgaria in 2016

I’m writing to you from my European Odyssey through eight European countries and wanted to share my adventures while on the road!  Acting as a Tour Director through my site “Travel Spirit Meetup” I have one lady (Jing), whom I now consider a friend, that is with me for the entire 33 day adventure.  A gentleman will join us for six of the eight countries beginning in Finland. 

We arrived in Sofia, Bulgaria in the afternoon on June 4th and took a taxi from the airport to our centrally located and very stylish two bedroom Airbnb.  I love to stay in Airbnbs because they’re typically less expensive than hotels and you’re able live like a local, picking up breakfast items and food that can be prepared quickly from the local supermarket.




This was our view from the living room…


We settled in, stopped at the supermarket, and walked a mile to join a free 2-hr. walking tour of Sofia through Free Sofia Tour.  Our guide was very knowledgeable and enthusiastic and in addition to showing us the highlights of Sofia, she spoke of the changes in Sofia since the fall of Communism in 1989.


A few of the highlights were the majestic Alexander Nevsky Cathedral…


The Central Public Bathhouse…


and lots of Roman ruins that have been discovered in recent years…


She covered so much information, I don’t remember what some of the places were, but wanted to share a couple of the photos with you…



On our walk back to the Airbnb we passed these sites…




Although we spent three nights in Sofia, we didn’t have much time to explore because I had day trips planned for the other two days.  Next we’ll explore the fun City of Plovdiv!

13 thoughts on “Sofia, Bulgaria in 2016

  1. Lovely photos and, being 52 years old, I loved your “About” page. You’ll enjoy Plovdiv and there are plenty of wonderful photo opportunities awaiting you in the Old Town there. Happy traveling in Bulgaria!

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