265 Kms from Turnovo
Bulgaria is a very important country in the Balkans and - maybe for work or maybe for a cheap airfare - one day you will have the chance to explore Sofia, one of the most beautiful Eastern Europe city, which you probably haven’t considered before.After Athens and Rome, Sofia is the most ancient city in Europe.In the past the city was called Serdica (also Ulpia Serdica), Triaditza and Sredets. Sofia became the capital of Bulgaria in 1879, after the Liberation of the country from 500 years of Turkish enslavement.
286 Kms from Turnovo
Piata Mare is the historic centre of Sibiu and is, as the name declares, a large square. There are shops, restaurants and cafes on either side. Walking further takes us to the Christmas market, beyond which is Piata Mica and my awesome hostel. Looking for a free walking tour didn’t quite work out (they only have tours in the winter if enough people call and request for one because of how cold it is), so I was left to fend for myself and figure things out on my own. Brasov’s christmas market isn’t Romania’s largest (that distinction goes to Sibiu), but it doesn’t compromise on charm. The sun was shining, and the buzz of so many people milling about just made it all that much lovelier.