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Winter Season 2016/17 in Sofia, Bulgaria

When the first snow of 2016 fell in Sofia I was stuck in Rome. November 28, 2016. That was the date. The flight that was supposed to take me back to Bulgaria had been cancelled due to bad weather conditions. The only option was to fly to the International AirportRead More …


2016 Travel Summary

You know, when you promise to yourself that next year is going to be different? That you’ll put a stop to your stagnant life, that you’ll break your routine, and get a new whole life? For several years I also made those promises, but it was when I stopped thinkingRead More …


6 Months Living in Bulgaria

Exactly six months ago, on the 25th of June I departed from Portugal with no intentions of going back in the near future. With my bags packed and ready to go, my girlfriend and my mom drove me to Lisbon Airport where I would get in a plane with finalRead More …


An Expat Going Home for Vacation

Four months ago I became a Portuguese expat living in Eastern Europe. Last week, I got on a plane back to my hometown, Lisbon, just to say “Hello” to the city I had abandoned, and to visit my beloved family and friends. I had 6 days to get back with everybodyRead More …


Bulgarian Winter is Coming

I moved to Bulgaria knowing that the toughest struggle would be facing the weather during the winter, however I never expected to start feeling it in the beginning of October. When I first arrived to Bulgaria in the last week of June, the weather was rather good, I didn’t evenRead More …


Plovdiv – Night of Museums and Galleries

After we had our trip to Ohrid cancelled, we paid a visit to Sofia’s Central Bus Station to choose a new destination. We were already packed and ready for Macedonia and we had three days off, so we had to pick a new destination. At first we were thinking of SeparevaRead More …


How I Became an Expat in Bulgaria

Life is full of surprises, and you never know what is waiting for you right around the corner. Let me tell you a little bit more about my story, and how I moved from Lisbon, one of the most touristic towns in the world, to Bulgaria’s capital city, Sofia. First of all, I neverRead More …


Feel the Magic of Vitosha Mountain

Located south from Sofia, Bulgaria there is a mountain named Vitosha, one of the many symbols of the city and one of the most attractive places to practice winter sports. This piece of wonder is quite easy to reach and its highest peak is located 2290m above sea level. The firstRead More …


Hiking the Seven Rila Lakes in Bulgaria

The Seven Lakes of Rila are the most famous group of Lakes in Bulgaria, located 80 Km south from Sofia. I had heard about this place but I had no idea it was as beautiful as it really is. The photos that you get to see online are nothing comparedRead More …


Arrival in Sofia

It was 4a.m of Saturday when I finally arrived to Sofia, Bulgaria, after 2 flights and a long connection of over 5 hours in Barcelona, Spain. This was my first one way flight. I arrived to Elata Plaza Business Hotel in Mladost at 5a.m, it is indeed a small butRead More …


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