Category: Traveling around Europe

Varna: the city of the Black Sea

The next step our the trip was Varna, the largest city on the Black Sea coast of Bulgaria. The idea was, in addition to visiting the other two main cities of the country, staying a few days on the beach (and Varna offered that plus it is the European capital of sports 2019). So we headed towards the Black Sea. Varna: European capital of sports…



Plovdiv: what to see on a weekend (2)

For our second day in Plovdiv (see our post about the first day) we started the morning with one of the free city tours, the Free Plovdiv Tour (website) . If you are interested, they start every day at 11 and 6 in the afternoon in front of the town hall, and last two hours (so you are perfectly in time for lunch or dinner…



Plovdiv: what to do in a weekend

We arrive in Plovdiv in the morning from Sofia. We left our things in the AirBnB (See: where to stay and how to get around in Plovdiv?) And we went to the first of Plovdiv to see: the Kapana district. Kapana: the center of Plovdiv to see and feel “Kapana” means “the trap.” Its name comes in its form: they are small and labyrinthine streets…



Plovdiv: the ancient city of Bulgaria

Cities – and buildings – with millennia of history have a given something. That is why I haven’t been to the US yet. There everything is a couple of hundred years old, at best. Monuments are made to look old instead of being old. Built with modern techniques instead of inventing techniques to make them. Of course, I am spoiled about this topic it because…




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