Since the fall of the Berlin Wall, and the subsequent collapse of the Eastern Bloc, many westerners have had the delight of exploring the many little charming cities, picturesque villages, and imposing mountains skirted by thick Grimm-Brothers’ forests. Such an example is Bulgaria which not only encloses the grandeur of its past and an unforgettable landscape, but also several Black Sea beaches frequented by thousands every summer.
Once a relatively untouched place by foreign visitors from outside the Warsaw bloc, and in spite of being a compact, Sofia is nevertheless a charming place lined with many cobbled streets flanked by Belle Époque and roccoco buildings, cafes, pubs, fine restaurants, alluring gardens, and a vibrant night life. Many of the city’s landmarks are within walking distance, and advantage many travelers favour. There’s for instance the striking Alexander Nevski Cathedral and the city’s vibrant centre—the impressive Vitosha Boulevard strewn with hundreds of charming cafes, fine restaurants, and trendy shops all under the watch of imposing Mount Vitosha.
Like Sofia, the city beats with vibrant life, and more so as it is the main summer destination of many Eastern and Western European travelers. At the shores of the Black Sea, Varna is Bulgaria’s primary port city and beach resort, with many high-end hotels and exciting attractions flanking its pretty seaside boulevards.