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Like a Russian fairy tale - the Borisova gradina (Boris' Garden') or Knyaz-Borisova gradina - the oldest park in Sofia, Bulgaria. Its construction began in 1884 and it is commonly named after Bulgarian Tsar Boris III [Wikipedia]. The original design was by the Swiss designer, Daniel Neff. In 1889, a large lake was added and later avenues and a fountain; in 1934, a large rose garden. Shown here is a hand-carved wooden house by Racho Angelov." [GardenVisit.com]
36 Hours in Sofia, Bulgaria - NYTimes.com - OMG, This is probably the best travel article on Sofia I've ever read. It even includes Hambara! A old barn/bar in the city center that is only lit by candles (could never exist in the western world due to fire codes). I really need to get back there soon.
Sofia itself is really vibrant and interesting city to explore with its impressive architectural achievements, green areas and endless photo opportunities. But if you happen to be in the Bulgarian capital for longer than a few days, you may want to explore its most remarkable surrounding areas. via Travelling Buzz