August 11, 2016

6 Facts we love about Germany

Free Sofia Tour turns 6 years this week! To celebrate this, we made a list of the 10 countries we’ve had most visitors from. So far we’ve presented to you our #10, Israel, #9, Netherlands, #8, Italy, #7, Australia, #6,France, #5, Spain and #4, Bulgaria. Today, we will tell you 6 interesting facts about our number 3 by guests visits with 9052 visitors so far – Germany! Fact about Germany №1: The cities of Aachen, Regensburg, Frankfurt-am-Main, Nuremberg, Weimar, Bonn and Berlin have all been capitals of Germany. Fact about Germany №2: Most of the German Autobahn (highway) has no speed limit. Fact about Germany №3: The first printed book, the Gutenberg Bible was in German. Fact about Germany №4: The Cologne Cathedral took 632 years to build. Fact about Germany №5: Gottlieb Daimler and Karl Benz created the first motor-driven vehicles. Fact about Germany №6: There’s no punishment for a prisoner who tries to escape from jail, because it is a basic human instinct to be free.   Photo source: www.pixabay.com
August 10, 2016
6 Interesting Facts we Love about Bulgaria

6 Facts we love about Bulgaria! :)

Free Sofia Tour turns 6 years this week! To celebrate this, we made a list of the 10 countries we’ve had most visitors from. So far we’ve presented to you our #10, Israel, #9, Netherlands, #8, Italy, #7, Australia, #6,France and #5, Spain. Today, we will tell you 6 interesting facts about our number 4 by guests visits with 6133 visitors so far – Bulgaria! Fact about Bulgaria №1: The Cyrillic script was developed in Bulgaria during the 9th century. Now it is used by more than 252million people in the whole world and in more than 50 lanuages.   Fact about Bulgaria №2: The monarch’s title Tzar derived from the word for Ceasar and means emperor. The first Tzar in the world was the Bulgarian Tzar Simeon I. The last person that has this title is again a Bulgarian Tzar – Simeon II. Fact about Bulgaria №3: Sofia is the second oldest capital city in Europe and Plovdiv is one of the oldest cities on the continent.   Fact about Bulgaria №4: One third […]
August 9, 2016

6 Facts we love about Spain

Free Sofia Tour turns 6 years this week! To celebrate this, we made a list the 10 countries we’ve had most visitors from. So far we’ve presented to you our #10, Israel, #9, Netherlands, #8, Italy, #7, Australia and #6,France. Today, we will tell you 6 interesting facts about Spain, which comes 5th by number of guests with 5563 visitors so far. Fact about Spain №1: The country is proud of having the world’s oldest functioning lighthouse, built by the Romans in the 1st or 2nd century and today called The Tower of Hercules. Fact about Spain №2: Spanish is the second most widely spoken language in the world, after Chinese. Fact about Spain №3: The ancient Roman Aqueduct of Segovia was built in the 1st century A.D. and still supplies water to the city. Fact about Spain №4: Vasco Núñez de Balboa was the first European to have seen or reached the Pacific Ocean. Fact about Spain №5: A 2002 survey of around 100 well-known authors from 54 countries voted for the most meaningful book of […]
August 8, 2016

6 Facts we love about France

As you may have learned, Free Sofia Tour turns 6 years next week! To celebrate this, we made a list the 10 countries we’ve had most visitors from. So far we’ve presented to you our #10, Israel, #9, Netherlands, #8, Italy, #7, Australia. Today, we will tell you 6 interesting facts about France, which comes 6th by number of guests with 4633 visitors so far.   Fact №1: There is not a single stop sign in Paris. The last stop sign in Paris disappeared in 2015.   Fact №2: Speaking of visitors, France is the most visited country on Earth (and has held this position for a while). In 2015, France was visited by 84.4 million tourists.   Fact №3: License plate that today we all have on our legally registered vehicles, was first introduced by France.   Fact №4: Napoleon’s army discovered the Rosetta Stone. Making possible the desiphering of the ancient Egyptian hieroglyphs.   Fact №5: The oldest bridge in France’s capital, Paris, is the Pont Neuf (meaning New […]
August 7, 2016

6 Facts we love about Australia

Did you hear the news? Free Sofia Tour turns 6 years next week! To celebrate this, we made a list the 10 countries we’ve had most visitors from. Yesterday we presented to you our #8, Italy. Today, we will tell you 6 interesting facts about Australia, which comes 7th by number of guests with 4592 guest. Fact about Australia №1: The biggest piece of private property in the country is larger than Belgium.   Fact about Australia №2: The selfie is an Australian invention. Fact about Australia №3: The largest-ever victory in an international football (soccer) game was when the national team of the country beat the American Samoa 31-0 in 2001.   Fact about Australia №4: It was the second country in the world to give women voting rights. This happened in 1902. Fact about Australia №5: Well over 80% of mammals, reptiles and amphibians found in the country/continent, are unique. These include the kangaroo, the emu, the koala, the platypus and the echidna.   Fact about Australia №6: The country has about 10,000 beaches, […]
August 6, 2016

6 Facts we love about Italy

Free Sofia Tour turns 6 years next week! To celebrate this, we made a list of the 10 countries we’ve had most visitors from. Yesterday we presented to you our #9, Netherlands. Today, we will tell you 6 interesting facts we like about Italy, which comes 8th by number of guests with 3611 guest. Fact about Italy №1: There are two independent states within the country: the Republic of San Marino and the Vatican City.   Fact about Italy №2: Galileo’s middle finger is on display at the Florence History of Science Museum.   Fact about Italy №3: The country has 51 UNESCO World Heritage sites. This is more than any other country in the world.   Fact about Italy №4: The oldest European university in continuous operation is the University of Bologna, founded in 1088.   Fact about Italy №5:  Italian Traffic Police has two Lamborghini Gallardo in service.   Fact about Italy №6: Eau de Cologne was invented in 1709 by the Italian Giovanni Maria Farina, after he migrated to the German city […]
August 5, 2016
6 Interesting Facts we Love about The Netherlands | Free Sofia Tour

6 Facts we love about Netherlands

As you may have learned, Free Sofia Tour turns 6 years next week! To celebrate this, we made a list the 10 countries we’ve had most visitors from. Yesterday we presented to you our #10, Israel. Today, we will tell you 6 interesting facts about The Netherlands, which comes 9th by number of guests with 3083 visitors so far. Fact about The Netherlands №1: The Dutch national flag dates back to the year 1572 making it the oldest tricolor in the world. Fact about The Netherlands №2: New York City was first called New Amsterdam and was founded as a Dutch colony. Fact about The Netherlands №3: The audio tape, the video tape and the CD were all invented by the Dutch company Philips. Fact about The Netherlands №4: According to the study, tracking the heights of different people through time, currently the tallest men on Earth live in the Netherlands, towering at an average of 184 sm (6 ft). Fact about The Netherlands №5: The Dutch national anthem, Het Wilhelmus, […]
August 4, 2016

6 Facts we love about Israel

Very often on our tours people ask us which are the countries we’ve had the most visitors from. Of course, we’ve had guests from all over the world, but we do keep track of where each one of them is coming from. Since Free Sofia Tour is turning 6 in 10 days… We decided to check which are the 10 countries we’ve had most visitors from and share with you 6 interesting facts we love about each one of these countries in a series of blog posts. So, according to our latest statistics, number 10 is Israel with 2625 guests. And here are 6 interesting facts we love about the country! Fact about Israel №1: The country has the highest ratio per capita of college degrees.   Fact about Israel №2: Israel, the UK and New Zeland are the only three democracies in the world without a codified constitution. Fact about Israel №3: The country has the biggest number of museums per capita in the world. Fact about Israel №4: […]
July 20, 2016
Зелените трамваи търсят своя дом | Free Sofia Tour

Зелените трамваи търсят своя дом

Ти и зелените ретро-трамваи Виждали ли сте ретро-трамваите, които понякога обикалят по софийските улици? А искали ли сте да се возите на тях? Има как! Безплатно! Зелените трамваи търсят своя дом Сдружение „Градски транспорт и инфраструктура“ и Сдружение 365 организират на 23 юли 2016 г. от 10.30 ч първо тематично пътуване с исторически трамвай по проект „Зелените трамваи търсят своя дом“, който се изпълнява с финансовата подкрепа на Столична община по Програма Европа 2016. Снимка: Иво Радоев Пътуването е посветено на парковете на София и връзката им с трамвайния транспорт. За целта състав от историческа трамвайна мотриса МАН-Сименс от 1935 г. с ремарке Кардалев от 1928 г. ще направи обиколка на София, като свърже голяма част от градските паркове и градини. Маршрутът на трамвая за първото тематично пътуване ще бъде: трамвайно депо Банишора – Връбница – Западен парк – пл. Журналист – Руски паметник – Княжево – бул. Константин Величков. Трамваят ще измине маршрута за около 2 часа и 30 мин., като екскурзовод на Сдружение 365 ще разказва за историята на […]