After exotic locations such as the Philippines, Thailand and South Africa you may be wondering why we chose to land in Sofia Bulgaria for a week.
The explanation lies in what we're seeking.
We're not looking for white sand beaches. Although that'd be awesome. We counted up our beach adventures/days so far in the first six months and it was less than 6. Including one in the Atlantic (read: always cold) in Camps Bay South Africa. We love the beach, shoot we grew up in West Michigan where awesome beaches are less than a 30 minute drive.
We're also not looking for the typical vacation spots.
So we started looking at the lists of cheap cost of living, good internet speeds and cross referenced those with climate information. Sofia shows up on the top of the internet speeds, with the average speed being 45Mbps, that's average. We wanted to find out how true that was. We also wanted to know how much the soviet influence is here.
There's no ocean near by (the sea is 8 hours by train) so we understand why you might wonder why we even spent any time here. But the cost of living is really cheap here, prices of food are about 60% of what they are in Michigan, housing is cheaper too. Internet is fast.
The weather is awesome right now, but through further investigation we've discovered that it gets really cold here. Sofia is almost a mediterranean climate, but it's winters are slightly colder than we're interested in (27F/-3C).
So Sofia gets a "no" from us. Mostly because of the weather, some because it's too much soviet influence, and about 5% because we were sick the whole week we were here :(
The Whisky and the Johnie Walker glass came with the apartment. We'll let you guess what is actually inside the glass ;)