Suprisingly Sophisticated Sofia

Alexander Nevsky Cathedral

Having a new idea on this travel guide. 
The fast version : 

If you before you read my text scroll down to the bottom of the page to see the photos. 

If you are interested in knowing more after that, then i recommend you read the text. 

Take your time. Slow down and read it all.  
Because I must tell you that what I have seen in Sofia, Bulgaria is unique for me. First timer & lovin it. This is a place I would like to revisit for sure. 

We are actually here both Marcello and I to record a commercial were we both got a part in, but  we can not tell you about that right now,  because it has not been aired yet and we can not say anything until it has premiered in Norway later in spring. 

So we came to Sofia with no expectation and checked in to Grand Hotel Sofia on Saturday afternoon we just took our jackets off and went out in the sunshine in our T shirts and around the corner from the hotel we enjoyed the clarinet street musician in the park in front of the National Theatre this warm summer evening wile the Sofians take their evening  spring stroll while the trees slowly go into clorophyl mode. 

Amazing is the mix of the old and the new. The old renovated buildings and the new unfinished or dilapidated houses left to themselves right next to new restaurant. 

A gorgeous renovated russian orthodox masterpiece right next to a sign that has been filled with a mild protest. 

Laid out like a architectural Master pastry is the Grand Alexander Nevsky Cathedral and walking inside takes your breath away. The first photo on top of this post is taken inside this three throne cathedral that was built in the 1880´s. 

If you stay in the center like we did, we only walked out of the hotel in different directions each day and felt totally free to just discover Sofia by foot. That a meal is a third of the price compared to Stockholm and a good wine to your dinner is even less. Beer is really cheap compared to Scandinavia.  

There are many amazing buildings and churches to marvel at in this easy access city of Sofa. 

As perfect as some parts are others are totally taken over by 
impatient and intricate public scribble and bad graffitti. 

In front of the National Theatre is where to meet on a saturday afternoon. 

Many good cafés and restaurants are found within 5 min walkway in diameter from here. 

Sprayed and left to fall apart. 

Architectural grandeur. 

Great company is always a + on every trip. Marcello in shorts and his Sox.se 
was loving walking around in Sofia just like me. 

Spring in the air. Sun is out. LOVE!

Grand hotel Sofia offered a new carpet in the elevator each day. Impressive service and good food. Both breakfast and roomservice was as you expect a ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ hotel. 

Sofia is full of fun restaurants of all kinds from cheap to luxurious and from 
traditional to world cuisine. 

Fun when you feel like you learn a little bit of this not easy to understand Slavic language family of cyrilic writing system that as a swede I see as graphically exotic. 

The interior of Grand Hotel Sofia is that of a wanna be american president type of green wall to wall carpeting White House Style wanting to be the Four Season but not really making it. 

What i mostly appreciate at the hotel was what we in Sweden almost has forgotten. 
The porcelain piece for the bathroom that I see as somewhat of a necessity if you want to stay a clean individual in regards to reaching those regions that we tend want to hide and forget until we want to have intimacy.... 

Do you want a bidé in your bathroom if you have the room ? I do! 

Stay in touch and tell me if you have been to  Sofia or if you want to go. 


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