As the capital of Bulgaria and the largest city in the Balkans, deciding where to stay in Sofia can be difficult. The best areas to stay in Sofia may, from the outside, look the same, but each has its own distinctive style & feel. Under the domes of Catholic churches and crumbling Soviet architecture, when … Read more
With just one day in Sofia, you may not have time to see it all – but you can cover a lot of ground. While it’s not the largest European capital city, Sofia is modern and youthful. The city has plenty of sites to explore, including historic sites that dot the skyline. The onion domes of … Read more
While there might not be a ton of things to do in Sofia compared to other popular travel destinations in Eastern Europe, visiting the capital of Bulgaria could very well be one of the best surprises of your travel career. None of my trips to Europe garnered more quizzical stares from family & friends than … Read more
Travel changes you. And in no way do I mean to draw upon the tortured clichés of first-time backpackers, who experience an “epiphany” that sets them upon an lifetime journey to fulfill some primal desire to explore. Beyond those initial giddy moments of stepping off a plane in a foreign land, there’s that one moment when everything changes—that instant when you see the world in a different light for the first time, bearing its teeth, scars and all.
Mere decades ago only the most adventurous souls would dare enter Eastern Europe. Civil wars, corruption, political upheaval—it’s no wonder travelers steered clear. Now Eastern Europe’s all the rage. Walk the streets of Prague or Budapest in summer and you’ll barely find breathing room; Eastern Europe is open for tourism and the whole world knows it.