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Currency: Bulgarian lev

Language: Bulgarian

Best way of getting around: Independent driving or by train.

Travel tip: Take a phrasebook with you (or at least a phrase-app.) It’s hard to find people who speak English.

Dress Code: Casual.

Unusual highlight: The hidden art gallery that takes you back to the forbidden days under Soviet influence

Travel to Bulgaria

A Balkan nation with a varied terrain, Bulgaria has a rich heritage with a mix of Greek, Slavic, Ottoman and Persian influences. I spent most of my time in its capital, Sofia. At times, it can feel empty and lost. But with a little help from Spotted by Locals, the city opened up to me.

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