Out and About in Sofia

Yesterday I went on Sofia’s free food tour.

We met and heard the history of various foods in Bulgaria.

A nice walk through the city from stop to stop.

These little doughnuts were to die for.

Cute restaurants I may not have found otherwise.

This city has so many picturesque sights.

I needed a day off from drinking. But I still treated myself! So unnecessary.

Goodbye Varna, Hello Sofia!

Here are my last few pictures of Varna.

I flew in to Sofia late so I didn’t get to see anything my first night.

The next morning I went on the free Sofia walking tour. It was fantastic!

During dinner in the hostel, I ran into a few guys I meet at the Varna hostel. Later, we went out and found an awesome bar called Hambara. There were no signs or lights outside and the door was locked, but when we knocked we were let in.

It was illuminated only by candle light!

I think I love Sofia!

Varna Naval Museum

So many stray animals here, it’s so sad.

I went to the Varna Naval Museum and got to tour the submarine!

I can’t even imagine living and working on a sub. Just nope.

Back to my favorite beer spot, Averi Beers, and got a Mikkeller beer!

To end the day, a pretty sunset from the hostel’s roof top terrace.

More Varna

Another day spent exploring Varna.

Yes, there are also a good number of crumbling buildings filled with stray cats.

And unexplainable statues.

Beachside cafe.

More liquid refreshments!

These two bottles were from a Serbian brewery and were quite good. My first Serbian beers!

Black Sea

I haven’t been posting everyday because every other day I’ve been going to the beach and doing absolutely nothing all day.My beach days:

At the beach I made a little friend! He crept up on me while I was reading and scared the shit out of me.

I found a fruit vendor with the best fruit. I hang out with him for a few minutes so he can practice a little English. This giant cup of raspberries was about $1.25!

I’ve been eating tons of fresh seafood too.

So healthy, except for the massive amounts of beer I’ve been drinking.

The nights at the hostel have been so entertaining and hilarious. A mixture of English, Italian, Albanian, Ukrainian and German. I’ve never laughed harder in my entire life!

Exploring Varna

Varna is pretty small but it’s still hard to find what you’re looking for. Googling things in Bulgaria gives you few results with little to no actual information.

Anyway, once in town I found an archeological museum. I was searching for an art museum but had to settle.

And finally got a cup of halfway decent tea.

Craft beer!! I was so excited! The atmosphere was awesome, cool place.

Surprisingly good Bulgarian craft beers!

Varna city

Just outside of the center of town is a gigantic Soviet monument that is slowly crumbling.

It’s a massive amount of concrete. I was told you could go up inside of it, but once I saw the entrance there was no way I was going inside.

That’s where nightmares live.

Back in town I checked out the cathedral.

Then meandered through town.

Why 2017? It’s a bit early for that.

I had meat pastries and juice for lunch at a super girly cafe. I loved the little parasols.

And of course, beers.