79. Sofia, Bulgaria
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I found Sofia beautiful as well as challenging since English is not widely spoken and all the signs are in Cyrillic with little or no English translations. It was actually fun navigating from the bus station to the train to my hotel :-).
Sofia, Bulgaria is located in the western corner of Bulgaria about midway down the country.
How To Get Here
Looks like you first have to get to Budapest and then get a train to other parts of Europe. You can find information on Seat 61.
The Sofia Airport serves the city and the following airlines has service to Sofia, Bulgaria (SOF):
Aegean Airlines (A3), Aeroflot (SU), Air France (AF), Air Serbia (JU), Alitalia (AZ), Austrian Airlines (OS), British Airways (BA), Bulgaria Air (FB), Dniproavia (D6), EasyJet Airlines (U2), El Al Airlines (LY), FlyDubai (FZ), Jet2.com (LS), Links Air (W2), LOT Polish (LO), Lufthansa German Airlines (LH), Mistral Air (M4), Qatar Airways (QR), Ryanair (FR), Swiss Airlines (LX), Tarom (RO), Transavia (HV),Turkish Airlines (TK) and Wizz Air (W6).
There is bus service from Eurolines.
If you are already in Europe you can take the drive. Just use a service like Google Maps for directions.
Where To Stay
I stayed at the Hilton Hotel, but you can find many other similar accommodations as well as budget accommodations as well.
==>> You can find a list of hotels from TripAdvisor here.
==>> Try Airbnb.
Where To Eat
You can find many restaurants with local cuisine here in Sofia.
==>> You can find a list of restaurants from TripAdvisor here.
What To Do
The architecture alone in this city makes it worth visiting. I suggest just walking the city and taking it in. Be sure to see the Alexander Nevsky Cathedral and go inside as well.
==>> Here is a list of things to do from Trip Advisor.
==>> Here is a list of Tour offered by Viator.
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