Google Street View launched in Bulgaria. Besides warming up for our tours by strolling the streets of Bullgarian cities, you can visit some of the best museums and natural sights in Bulgaria through the “Discover Bulgaria” collection. Boyko from Free Sofia Tour Association talked at the opening in Grand Hotel Sofia about how Google Street view could be used by tourists, local tourist organizations and Bulgarians abroad. Among the special guests were Mr. Todor Chobanov – Sofia Deputy Mayor for Culture, Education, Sport and Google representatives.
“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. […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
This year we had the pleasure to take part in the Sofia episode from the The Third Class Traveller series of the UK’s Travel Channel. We would like to thank producer Justin Pavlova-Hawkes and presenter Julian Hanton for this interesting opportunity. No economic downturn can stop the intrepid Mr Hanton, so for this journey he attempts to survive a week on just $100 in every city he visits. This requires Julian to rely on the kindness of strangers, including the Free Sofia Tour team. The Third Class Traveller 30″ Promo from The Inn on Vimeo. It was back in April (5th) that the shooting took place. There was only one guest at the 6PM tour but as you know, the tour doesn’t have a minimum number of guests so it proceeded as planned. Our friend from Hungary Ákos Kiss will probably never forget that evening – he got a private tour with not one but two guides (Boyko & Vanya), accompanied by a TV crew 🙂 It was so long ago that even the red […]
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):