May 11, 2015
The 365: Communist Tour of Sofia | Free Sofia Tour

The 365: Communist Tour of Sofia

This year the 365 Association, which stands behind the Free Tours of Sofia and Plovdiv, is launching two new and exciting projects: the 365: Communist Tour (link for the tour) and Culture Tour (link for the tour). The idea behind starting a 365: Communist Tour actually arose out of the experience of our guides doing the Free Sofia Tour. On many occasions our guests show a deeper interest in the topic and have asked about what it was like in Bulgaria during that period, wanting to learn more about the story of our side of the Cold War. The 365: Communist Tour – Communism and Europe The Cold War is, of course, something that practically affected the whole world in the previous century. It has been over 25 years since communism officially disappeared in Europe. It is natural that memories are already starting to fade away or get distorted. At the same time, most people still have strong opinions on the topic. If you just talk to a local about it, you […]
April 23, 2012

Walking as a way of living

For one year and a half we walked 2810 km during the 878 tours that we’ve done shuffling around the Sofia city centre. Some would say we’ve made it far. Some would say we’re moving in circles. They would all be right. But one day on the tour we had a girl that would consider it quite unsatisfying. This lovely French girl put herself into the great challenge to walk around the world in 10 years. She’s planning to pass a total of 70 000km only on foot. Caroline Moireaux is a quality engineer from a small French town. She got caught up with the idea of going around the world when she found on Internet that 2 guys did Asia for one year walking. Then the preparation started – one year of coming up with the route, arranging visas, finding the necessary equipment, that had to be cheap, strong and light, and telling friends and family. The world tour started with six more people at the beginning but they […]