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August 13, 2016
American Flag

6 Facts we love about the United States of America.

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, #4 Bulgaria, #3 Germany and #2 United Kingdom. And finally, today we will tell you 6 interesting facts about our number 1 by guests visits with 10 344 visitors so far –the United States of America! Fact about United States of America №1: The Statue of Liberty was a gift from France in 1884. Fact about United States of America №2: The current American flag was designed by a 17 year old Robert G. Heft, as a school project. He got B-. Fact about United States of America №3: Russia and America are less than 4 km apart at the nearest point. Fact about United States of America №4: By law, only dead people can appear on U.S. currency. Fact №5: The state of Alaska is 429 times larger than the state of Rhode Island, but Rhode Island has almost 50% […]
August 12, 2016
Facts about the United Kingdom

6 Facts we love about the United Kingdom

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, #4 Bulgaria and #3 Germany . Today, we will tell you 6 interesting facts about the country under number 2 by guests visits with 9600 visitors so far. We are talking about the United Kingdom. Fact about the United Kingdom №1: Big Ben does not refer to the famous clock tower, but actually to the bell. Fact about the UK №2: London’s skyscraper – The Shard, at 1,107 feet (350 m), is Europe’s tallest building.   Fact about the UK №3: There is nowhere in Britain where you are more than 120 km (74.5 miles) from the sea. Fact about the UK №4: Soccer, rugby and polo were invented in England Fact about the United Kingdom №5: It is illegal to die in the houses of parliament Fact about the United Kingdom №6:  Queen Elizabeth II doesn’t have a […]
August 11, 2016
Facts we love about Germany

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. We are talking about 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) have no speed limit. Fact №3: The first printed book, the Gutenberg Bible was in German. Fact  №4: The Cologne Cathedral took 632 years to build. It was started in 1248. It was completed in 1880. Fact  №5: Gottlieb Daimler and Karl Benz created the first motor-driven vehicles. Fact  №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: […]
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! Facts 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. It is predominantly used in many countries such as Serbia, Ukraine, Belarus, Russia and more.   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 (after Athens in […]
August 9, 2016
Facts we love about Spain

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 №5: A 2002 survey of around 100 well-known authors from 54 countries voted for the most meaningful book of all time, […]
August 8, 2016
France 6 facts

6 Facts we love about France

Free Sofia Tour turnes 6 this week 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 about France №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 Paris […]
August 7, 2016
kangaroo

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 №4: It was the second country in the world to give women voting rights. This happened in 1902. Fact №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 №6: The country has about 10,000 beaches, which means you […]
August 6, 2016
Facts we love about Italy - colosseum

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. Those include the Archeological areas of Pompei, Herculaneum and Torre Annunziata; the City of Verona; Costiera Amalfitana; the historic center of Florence, Rome and many more.   Fact about Italy №4: The oldest European university in continuous operation is the University of Bologna. It was founded in 1088.   Fact  №5:  Italian Traffic Police has two Lamborghini Gallardo in […]
August 5, 2016
Facts we love about Netherlands - Amsterdam

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 №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 №5: The Dutch national anthem, Het Wilhelmus, was written between 1568 and 1572, […]