Unlike the Roman Catholic Church preaching meat abstinence on Fridays only during the whole fasting period, the Orthodox Church recommends abstinence throughout all 40 days. One of the Bulgarian traditions you would learn about during the tour 🙂 Actually, not eating meat in Bulgaria is very very hard. We can give you some tips where to find good vegetarian restaurants, among others. Source: Christmas Fast Purifies Bulgarians’ Bodies and Souls
The relics, unearthed this summer off Sozopol on Bulgaria’s southern coast and purported to be John the Baptist, will be displayed in the capital Sofia for three days as of November 12. Another reason to visit Sofia and Free Sofia Tour! Source: Controversy Provoking John The Baptist Relics Displayed in Sofia
Where in the world should you go next year? Lonely planet says: Bulgaria. “For those who looked, Bulgaria has always had its moments – in its biggest cities, on its snow-capped peaks and great-value ski fields, on its golden-sand beaches and in ancient Black Sea port towns.” Read more: Lonely Planet’s top 10 countries for 2011
First extensive article about Free Sofia Tour, Sofia and Bulgaria in general written by some of our guests 😉 Check out what Arwyn and Jason from Canada wrote about us in their blog EASTERN EUROPE ADVENTURES: “So far, Bulgaria’s great!” “…pointing things out we would never have noticed on our own, and giving us a very knowledgeable and entertaining history of the city and its important landmarks…” “We learned that, despite fighting on the side of the Germans in the second world war, Bulgaria never sent its Jewish population to the death camps…” “…it turns out that Cyrillic isn’t that terrifying, once you realize you have to throw out what you think the letters are and accept that what looks like a “P” is actually an “R,” “I like Bulgaria.” Read more: http://jcobham.travellerspoint.com/16/
See some other photos from Sofia in our new Facebook album, labelled Sofia Unplugged. http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.160785827280556.43569.147623095263496 Thanks to Gwladys Anceau, Vassilena Valchanova & Martin Kretschmann
As we usually say – last chance to see The Panagyurishte Treasure before it leaves the country on another worldwide tour 🙂 The treasure is going to Plovdiv (second biggest city in Bulgaria and perfect for a one-day trip from Sofia) and then leaving for an exhibition in the US.