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Discovering Sofia and Beyond
Bulgaria is a country of over 7 million people, of which some 1.5 million live in Sofia, the capital. Bulgaria is home to some of the oldest cities in Europe, massive rose and lavender and sunflower fields, the gorgeous Black Sea coast, and one of the freshest and tastiest cuisines in the Balkans.

Sofia is the national capital and the beating heart of modern-day Bulgaria. It’s where you’ll find the most vibrant international scene, attracting tourists, expats, and digital nomads alike with their delicious restaurants, cozy bars, green spaces, and lightning fast internet access.

Plovdiv is the most tourist-friendly city in the country, with ancient Roman ruins, colorful architecture in a quaint Old Town, and a lively pedestrianized neighborhood called Kapana popular for its bars and restaurants. Veliko Tarnovo is also beloved by tourists for its beautiful Ottoman-inspired architecture set into the hills around the bend of the Yantra River, with the interesting Tsaravets fortress in the heart of the city.

Meanwhile, Burgas and Varna are the two biggest cities on the Black Sea Coast, surrounded by countless small coastal towns such as Nessebar and Chernomorets offer quieter beach vibes. Finally, winter resorts like Bansko and Borovets are fantastic snowy weather destinations, offering some of the cheapest skiing in Europe amidst gorgeous mountains.

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23 Useful Sofia Travel Tips for Your First Visit

If you're planning a trip to Sofia, you've come to the right place -- literally, we're the biggest Sofia-themed blog on the internet. We are two Americans who have made Sofia our home, spending the better part of the past few years in the Bulgarian capital. We've...

7 Cheap Restaurants in Sofia For Budget Travelers

If you're visiting Sofia on a budget, one of the ways you can save big is to find some excellent but cheap restaurants in Sofia. We have a comprehensive Sofia restaurant guide that includes all of our favorites, but those really run the gamut from inexpensive to...

13 Utterly Instagrammable Places in Veliko Tarnovo

Veliko Tarnovo is famous as being one of the most beautiful cities in Bulgaria. It's blessed with tons of great photography spots and hillside views, so we doubt you'll have a hard time finding a beautiful place to photograph when you get here! However, we love...

3 Easy Ways to Get From Sofia to Veliko Tarnovo

Veliko Tarnovo, the Medieval capital of Bulgaria, is a popular place to visit from Sofia. We've traveled from Sofia to Veliko Tarnovo by bus and by car, and we've gone as a quick day trip from Sofia and as longer overnight trips. Here we lay out everything you need to...

Photos from Pope Francis’s Visit to Sofia

Pope Francis visited Sofia, Bulgaria today, giving a public prayer at Alexander Nevsky Cathedral and holding a full public Mass in Prince Alexander of Battenberg Square. Which, full disclosure, even after being in Sofia for so long I had no idea that the wide portion...

The 17 Best Places to Visit in Bulgaria

I can't believe our website is just over one year old and we've yet to write a comprehensive post about all of the best places to visit in Bulgaria! After all, Stephanie and I both know this country extremely well, having called it home since 2017 and 2018...

7 Lovely Things to Do in Melnik, Bulgaria

I've visited a lot of Bulgaria, but a visit to Melnik always eluded me. It was just a bit out of the way for most of the day trips I did, and I knew it deserved at least a weekend so that I could explore the thriving wine scene down in Melnik. When it came time to...

10 Gorgeous Bulgaria Quotes (with Images!)

It's no secret that we're madly in love with Bulgaria. Even though we've only lived here for a few years, there are just so many reasons to love being in this beautiful country. Here are some of our favorite inspirational Bulgaria quotes with images of some of our...

7 Magical Things to Do in Sofia At Night

We love spending our evenings in Sofia when the city is all lit up and looking especially charming. For a small city, Sofia has a lot of things going on at night. From exploring Sofia's cultural side to hitting up fun clubs and bars, there's plenty of things to do in...