January 25, 2014

Christmas Workshop in Doganovo

After the great Green Day we organized for the kids from Doganovo, our Social Program decided to make the meetings with them more regular. So, in December we spent an afternoon in the Home crafting various traditional souvenirs and decorations typical for Christian countries around the globe to better their knowledge and spike their curiosity about the big round world. We showed them some pictures and taught them some stories about how people in Bulgaria, Germany, Australia, Argentina and the Philippines celebrate Christmas. We started with Christmas stockings… … and continued with angels 🙂 For the decoration of advent wreaths we had planned to use some typical German styles but the kids turned out to be far more creative combining everything we brought to make amazing new types of wreaths. We even came up with some ideas for decorating typical Philippine wreaths! The traditional Bulgarian thing that we made was Survachka. Survachka is a small decorated branch that Bulgarian children use pat their relatives lightly on the back to wish them health and […]
January 11, 2014

Meet our Friends from Trip to Budapest

Free Sofia Tour is not the only free walking tour in Europe. Actually, some time ago we presented to you our informal network of free tours in Europe: United Europe Free Tours. In a series of blog posts, we are going to present to you our UEFT friends from the different countries. Let’s start with a Trip to Budapest 🙂 The organization is family run and started with the tours in 2007. It’s one of the first independent free walking tour organizations in Europe. Tours leave daily at 10:30AM and 2:30PM from the Vörösmarty Square (tér). The meeting point is at the lion fountain – final stop of the M1 yellow line. The tour lasts for about 2.5 hours and covers about 3.5 kilometers.     All guides are local so the tour includes a lot of fun stories and local anecdotes. The guides are extremely knowledgeable, but don’t expect history lessons 🙂 You will also hear a lot about Hungarian customs, language (which is veeeery veeeery peculiar and difficult to learn!), cuisine, […]