Free Sofia Tour in the Media

Media coverage of Free Sofia Tour.

January 10, 2013

Дени от Free Sofia Tour

“Кани ни в артистичния офис на Free Sofia Tour и ни разхожда из него все едно е апартаментът на мечтите й. С гордост съобщава, че всичко са си правили сами и на нас ни става още по-приятно. Истината е, че въобще не се чувствахме като в нечий офис, а това, че сме на работа, го забравихме почти веднага.” Така започва материала на Sofia Live за Дени от сдружение “Фрий София Тур”  🙂 На TEDxBG семинара ни в неделя ще можете да се запознаете с Дени 🙂 А Крис е обещал да бъде по пижама! Ето и малко повече инфо за Дени “от кухнята”: Деница Тодорова е историк. Но е далеч от класическото разбиране, че историята е само едни дати и едни хора, отминали и умрели някога отдавна преди. Увлечена от патриотичен дух решава, че иска да остане в България и избира да учи история. Специализира История на Русия, а след това завършва и магистратура в направление Съвременна История. Сега е докторант към катедра Нова и съвременна история в Софийския университет “Св. Кл. […]
November 5, 2012

Free Sofia Tour’s website at the finals of BG Site 2012

Our website was nominated by the jury for the finals of the BG Site 2012 competition. We were selected to be in the Top 3 among 26 other websites in the category: “Cause. Event. Community“. We can also grab the audience award if you vote for us till tomorrow 😉 It takes only 30 seconds. Please vote and spread the word! Just go to http://bgsite.org/vote/, search freesofiatour.com, tick our website, click “Продължи” and fill in your email in the box on the next page. Then click on “Изпрати”. You will get an email with a confirmation link! Thank you so much 🙂 We would like to thank those responsible for our great website: Copyright © 2011 FREE SOFIA TOUR Web design: Tochkakom.com Logo and brand design: Ralev.com Development: Nikolay Marinov Hard work behind the scenes: Team of FST
May 15, 2012

Sofia – Finding Spring on the Balkans’ Princess

Mid of March Cátia Bruno entered on a bumpy train ride and got out in a city with lots of stuff to meet and João Dias took the pictures. With a lot of Sirene and Martenitsas. She also visited Free Sofia Tour and wrote an article for the Portugese iOnline media. Read further to find out what experiences she made in our city. Arriving at Sofia can be a frightful experience. Not for everybody – the one who plays it safe and arrives by plain, lands on an airport like every other, get out to a bunch of yellow taxis yearning for tourists, crosses the suburbs full of neons and tall buildings and goes straight to the beautiful ant touristic city center. But for those who play it adventurous and decide to enter the Bulgarian capital on a train from Serbia, the city waiting for us does not seem the nicest. You cross the border and the landscape is the one of a poor country. Carts in front of houses that lack painting and […]
April 27, 2012

Free Sofia Tour in Turun Sanomat

Soon after vitisiting our tour, the Finnish journalist Sanni Saarinen wrote an article about Sofia and the tour in the famous Finnish magazine Turun Sanomat. What surprises the authormostly are the numerous facettes of our capital: There are few cities in which you can see a synagogue, a mosque, an orthodox temple and the tower of the Communist party at the same place. In Sofia, this might unravel a lot about the nature of the city. The influence of various cultures can be felt in the meandering streets of the city, the center of which can be explored in a day. In Sofia you can go around by foot or with old (some have worked for decades) tramways. At spring and summer, the whole city is extremely green thanks to the many parks and gardens. Once you go under the city, though, you experience a different face of Sofia: The look of the underpasses in the center of the city is a shock – among concrete walls and souvenir shops you […]
January 24, 2012

Bulgaria: history, culture, wine and… much more

Bulgaria (and Sofia in particular) is becoming quite popular. Given it’s one of our goals, we are very excited about that. Next week we would welcome guests from EastWeek magazine in Hong Kong and currently in contact with Qatar’s leading magazine Qatar Happening. In the meantime here’s what travel writers say about the country: 10 Things to do in Bulgaria by Europe A La Carte: Bulgaria is a beautiful country in Eastern Europe full of art, culture, history, and fun. Some Ill-Informed Observations On Bulgaria by Travels with a nine-year old Bulgaria’s eclectic cuisine pleases. It’s a charming meld of heart-attack Slav dishes based on pork, lard, sausages, more pork and perhaps some pickled cabbage or veal, and those Eastern Mediterranean favourites such as stuffed aubergines and what everyone outside Bulgaria would call Greek salad. With feta. Which isn’t called that here. Bulgaria: history, culture…and wine! by TravelBite Sofia, Bulgaria’s capital, at first glance seems a gritty and no-frills city which doesn’t initially feel all that inviting. However, what you get in Sofia, is […]
November 1, 2011

Free Sofia Tour in Manager Magazine

Прочетете защо чужденците харесват София и какви са трите желания към софийската златна рибка на Ваня, Крис и Бойко в новия брой на сп. Мениджър. (An interview with Vanya, Kris and Boyko in the new edition of Manager Magazine, only in Bulgarian):
October 19, 2011

Where Magazine Sofia

Free Sofia Tour was featured in the first edition of the new Where Sofia Magazine that was published in October. Where Sofia Magazine is a guide-book style magazine with upbeat covers, extensive maps and information-rich content about where to go and what to see detailed on every page. Where Magazine’s useful articles, timely sidebars and comprehensive listings provide a complete guide to the city’s top restaurants, shops, shows, attractions, exhibits and tours. Where Magazine is distributed at leading 3-, 4-, and 5-star hotels, available in-room, at the concierge and front desk, plus visitor venues throughout the city. It is part of the Ink Publishers Ltd. with a license from the international guide magazines network Where Traveler. Check out the two pages presenting the Free Sofia Tour: Moreover, the publishers liked so much our blog that they decided to print in the first edition of the magazine one of the articles from it – “Museum of Communism“. Check out the story here:
September 15, 2011

Ultimate Adventures in Bulgaria

“If you’re bored in Bulgaria, you’re bored of life.” Right? That’s what the Ultimate Triptrotter Yolanda Clatworthy wrote in a blog article and showed in a movie about her stay in Bulgaria. Free Sofia Tour became part of the adventures of the Ultimate Triptrotter. Yolanda went on a month-long Europe trip by winning a video competition by Triptrotting. Of course, Bulgaria was part of her trip and of course, Free Sofia Tour was part of her visit here. As a triptrotter, I was her host here in Sofia. I am only sad that I was quite busy and couldn’t spend more time with her because she is tons of fun. Thanks for the great time, Yolanda and for the great materials about Bulgaria.   Check out also what Yolanda wrote about Bulgaria: Ultimate Adventures: Bored in Bulgaria? Triptrotting is a personalized matching engine that connects travelers with like-minded locals online to facilitate an offline meeting, and provides relevant travel recommendations.  The Triptrotting network gives travelers a far less “touristy” travel experience […]