Sofia is not the touristy spot. You will not see many tourists in town. It is more the place for people to live and work and buy the things they need. I loved to visit the open market near the Lions bridge to see the fresh veggies and fruits from local production. And there are a lot of people selling honey near the well. The well, you should visit it when you are in Sofia. It has great warm water free for everyone to get (and take home - the locals came with big bottles to carry their load home).
Sofia has some historical sites. You can see them for free. Roman ruins in a still living city. Sofia is really old. And the churches, you can not miss them. They are beautiful, too. And you see beautiful hills sourrounding the city.
And I loved to visit this restaurant. It is near a lake and they bake their own bread and cook dishes from several parts of Bulgaria.
And both times we were there they had a group singing beautiful folk-songs. In english the name of the restaurant is "once upon a time...", and we really had a good time there.
Muslims, Jews and Christs have their churches in Sofia near together.
No Jews were deported during the second world war from Bulgaria we were told.
The religions seem to get good along in their differences but as neighbours in Bulgaria.
I just made a few pics of bulgarian orthodox churches you see above.
I was a bit handicapped during my time in Bulgaria.
I got a terrible cold and I was happy that I was able to attend all the meetings, but it was hard.
So I decided just to stay alive and did not take any pics for some days so you will miss the synagoge and the mosque of Plovdiv although I met the leader of the Jewish community and the Mufti of Plovdiv.
Bulgarian people are friendly and relaxed.
Bulgarian women are (mostly) pretty.
You are not allowed to throw paper in the toilet - you use a wastebin for used toilet-paper (I did not alltimes follow this rule, sorry bulgarians).
Bulgaria is rich of fresh and tasty food, but a lot of people are poor.
Today I gave my vote in two elections. A bit early coz I am not here on the big day.
Was a bit of fun coz I met our former neighbour there and we hat a chat.
Afterwards I took a stroll through a rainy city.