Entrepreneurs in Bulgaria: finding the way

Jul 01, 2013 1 Comment by

Sofia, the capital city of Bulgaria, is the starting place for many visitors to reach Bansko. But right now of course it’s much more than this. Like many cities, the drive from Sofia airport can be less than inspiring. Let this not put you off the capital. Spending time in Sofia is for business as […]

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Earthquake in Sofia. Shaken in the night

May 22, 2012 5 Comments by

I woke up, then I screamed. Dazed, I wondered what was happening. The bed, the wardrobe doors, and the half opened door, are shaking and rattling loudly. The ceiling was moving in a blur above me. The lamp swinging vigorously. And this deep roar…   …   “It’s an earthquake (wikipedia link)” said my girlfriend. 03:00 […]

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Staying in Sofia; in style

Apr 27, 2012 No Comments by

Alexander Nevski Cathedral is the number one historical building in Sofia.   It is even more impressive inside. But any visitor to Sofia should ensure they spend some time exploring this historical centre of Sofia.   I like it here. It is not flooded with tourists — like some cities. Sofia is compact and, in […]

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Sofia accommodation surprises

Apr 25, 2012 1 Comment by

Spring is here, the ski season is over and it’s Sofia. Take a look at this Sofia wikipedia link for the history. Planning a visit Sofia? Then read on for my hotel apartment review and part 2 in a few days. More on this later. But from shopping, dining out and music, Sofia usually surprises those […]

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Kohinoor: More than an Indian restaurant in Sofia

Mar 21, 2012 No Comments by

Staying a few nights in Sofia means many things to different people. Alexander Nevski Church, Vitosha mountain, NDK (for concerts), Opera house Sofia restaurants and many late night clubs. But there’s one place that has become my regular Sofia restaurant… it’s the 100% no smoking Kohinoor indian restaurant in the centre of Sofia. Dining ambiance […]

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Izbata Restaurant Sofia

Nov 20, 2011 No Comments by

Izbata Mehana is a traditional tavern style restaurant in Sofia. Mehana’s in Bansko are everywhere. But sighting a “Mexana” in Sofia is much less common. So this trip was eagerly anticipated, especially as I was wondering why this Izvbata was often fully booked. I was keen to find out why.   Izbata is easy to […]

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Can you visit IKEA in Sofia and leave with nothing?

Sep 14, 2011 1 Comment

IKEA opening in Sofia, in Bulgaria. Take a peek inside with my video highlights. I liked the shiny new IKEA gleaming in the hot sunshine. For Bansko rental furniture, IKEA does the thinking for you, you can choose at a distance and you know what you’ll get. Not original, not solid, not individual — but better […]

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