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News from Free Sofia Tour

Some updates about our activity and latest news.

August 27, 2013

Free Sofia Tour’s birthday in photos

As you already probably know, we celebrated our third birthday two weeks ago on 13th August. We began the celebration on our tour at 11 o’clock at the Palace of Justice – the starting point of our tour. Our guests were surprised with balloons, happy birthday song and traditional Bulgarian treat – banitsa. At this tour we had 53 guests guided by Deni and Anna. Each of the guests got a present from Rosey’s mark – rose tea from the Bulgarian rose Rosa damascena. The evening tour at 18 o‘clock was visited by 27 people so we had 80 guests on our birthday tours 🙂 Както вече вероятно знаете, отбелязахме третия си рожден ден на 13 август. Започнахме празненството на тура ни от 11ч. пред Съдебната палата – началната точка на тура. Изненадахме гостите ни с балони, песничката за Честит рожден ден и нещо традиционно българско – баница. Този тур беше посетен от 53 госта, водени от Дени и Анна. Всеки от гостите ни получи подарък и от Rosey’s mark – чай […]
August 12, 2013

Our Third Birthday – 13.08.2013

ЗА БЪЛГАРСКА ВЕРСИЯ, КЛИКНИ ТУК. Author: Dessislava Popova 13 is a special number for us – on August 13th 2010 we launched Free Sofia Tour and we are now celebrating three years since its birth. This year we also pride ourselves in celebrating 3 years since the founding of our NGO and the start of its new “face” – 365 Association. Naturally, this occasion can’t remain unnoticed. We are going to celebrate it at betahaus on August 13th at 19:00. Not only will we treat you to artisanal white wine from the winery of Staro Oryahovo and rose from Vinprom Svishtov, but we are also going to introduce you to our team and announce the winner of our logo competition. Out of the 40 candidates 6 finalists were selected (5 by the jury and 1 by our fans on Facebook). The winner will win great prizes provided by Superhosting – SupePro, a domain for a year AND 365 BGN provided by the 365 Association (did you notice the symbolic significance). The […]
August 12, 2013

Третият ни рожден ден – 13.08.2013

FOR ENGLISH, CLICK HERE. Автор: Десислава Попова 13 е нашето специално число – на 13 август 2010 стартирахме, а сега празнуваме 3 години от създаването на Фрий София Тур. Тази година отбелязваме и 3 години от основаването на нашето сдружение и появата на новото му “лице” – Сдружение 365. Разбира се, такъв повод няма да остане неотбелязан. На 13 август от 19:00 часа ще се съберем в betahaus. Освен че ще ви почерпим с вино, любезно предоставено ни от бутиковата винарна изба ”Старо Оряхово” и от Винпром Свищов, смятаме и да ви разкажем за екипа ни и също така ще обявим победителя в конкурса ни за лого, проведен през последните няколко месеца. От 40 предложения бяха излъчени петима фаворити на журито и един на публиката в страницата ни във Facebook. Победителят беше избран чрез вътрешно гласуване на членовете на сдружението. Освен че ще се гордее с първото място, той или тя ще получи и награди: от Superhosting – SuperPro, домейн за една година ПЛЮС голямата награда от 365 лева, осигурена от […]
June 20, 2013

Free Sofia Tour и протестите

Една от основните цели на нашето сдружение е повишаване на активността сред младите. Въпреки това обаче Сдружение Фрий София Тур (скоро Сдружение 365) и проектът му Free Sofia Tour не заемат позиция по отношение протестите в България. Появата на логото на Free Sofia Tour по време на протестите не е съгласувано със нашата организация, не одобряваме използването му за подобни цели и по никакъв начин това не изразява политическите възгледи на екипа! Разчитаме на адекватната преценка на всеки от нашите членове и фенове да изразят своята гражданска позиция по предпочитан от тях начин. Поласкани сме, че някой е решил да използва нашето лого за протеста и се надяваме целта му да е била да популяризира нашата дейност. Знаем, че пътят към ада е осеян с добри намерения. Надяваме се този човек да се разпознае на снимката и да уважи нашата позиция. Нашата работа е да се борим за положителна промяна в имиджа на България и го правим всеки ден. Единственото място, където може да видите одобрено от нас използване на логото […]
June 7, 2013

The Spring Training of 2013

It’s that time of the year again! Like everything else in the world, when spring arrives, the team of Free Sofia Tour likes to see new additions to its numbers. A total of 48 active and eager people were brave enough to tackle the two-and-a-half months long process. As usual, after the initial personal meeting, there were three separate stages that applicants had to survive. First of all, they had to join three different members of our team for three separate tours among the landmarks and intricacies of downtown Sofia. The purpose of this was basically for them to see how it’s done, what is a must, what is a can-do and what is a no-no. It might sound like easy as pie, but the fact is only sixteen people completed this stage successfully. The next hurdle was our exam mock tour of Sofia. At this stage fifteen of the above people (one went for an internship abroad but promised to return and resume his training) were joined by three […]
April 24, 2013

The new In Your Pocket Sofia guide is out

The new In Your Pocket Sofia guide is out. It’s produced by the people behind the great Insider’s Guide who have been producing city guides for Sofia since 1993 so they know what they are doing. And the best part? You can download it for free from their website or pick it up from one of the many locations they distribute it to. In case you want to warm up for one of our tours, here’s a Short History of Sofia by IYP . Ah, and don’t forget that there’s also a guide for Plovdiv and hopefully one for Varna, too. How convenient, right? Given that we have free tours in Plovdiv and Varna as well. Remember? The Free Plovdiv Tour and the Free Varna Tour! Every day 😉
February 21, 2013

Apply now to join Free Sofia Tour

Free Sofia Tour is looking forward to expand its team of guides. Our primary goal is to make every guest on our tours feel welcomed in Sofia and Bulgaria. We want to ignite a spark of interest in such a way so that they would want to come back and recommend it to their friends. We are young and passionate about what we do and we constantly strive to make each tour personal, fun, informative, helpful and tailored for each visitor’s individual needs. But wait, there’s more: If YOU join US, you would: be part of a motivated and enthusiastic team of young professionals benefit from being in an international environment practice your public speaking… …with people from 6 continents work on exciting projects, including your own ideas get a jump start on networking have an opportunity to write for an online media pass a preparation course for free be on the news WE want YOU, if you: love Sofia and Bulgaria are Bulgarian and speak fluent English (other languages […]
February 20, 2013

Fall Recruitment, Training And The Two Fresh Additions

Hello, dear Free Sofia Tour loyal fans! As time for our spring recruitment and training campaign approaches, we deem it high time we shared how the fall session went and put the two freshest additions to our team, Martin and Nikola, in the spotlight. However, the training wasn’t just for them, it was also for the people on the other side, Radi and Stefan, who did it for the first time as preparation for what is about to happen this spring (as now it’s all their responsibility). Of course, the training followed the same pattern that was already set up in the spring, for if something works, why change it? First of all, the applicants all met in person with a member of the recruitment team for an interview. Well, an interview is a rather misleading term in this case, because we’re talking about one of those occasions where the ‘interviewer’ talks a lot more than the ‘interviewee’ does, at least in most cases. Unfortunately, at this point our evil […]
January 3, 2013

New Year with our 25 000th guest

As we recently celebrated the beginning of 2013 it is time to make a small recap for the past 2012. During this 2012 our team expanded and 13 more enthusiastic people became guides. We were waiting at the Palace of Justice for our guests 924 times and we walked with people from 125 countries from all around the world. During the year in February we celebrated our guest number 10 000 and merely 10 months later on the 2th of January 2013 we’ve put another milestone. Our guest number 25 000 came to our tour. We’ve been waiting this for quite some time and we had some small presents for everybody. Our lucky guest received a special gift box from Rosey’s mark in which she could find Rosa Damascena Jam. After this milestone we continue vigorously. Our new guides that joined only just a few weeks ago are already walking the visitors of the city. Martin and Nikola are very eager to show you around Sofia and are looking forward […]

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