Don’t venture out of Sofia.
Ditch the noisy capital and go on a weekend getaway in the quiet, pristine Rodopi Mountains or visit the gorgeous rose valley in Karlovo, or embark on a whitewater rafting adventure outside of Blagoevgrad. There’s so much more beyond Sofia’s walls.
Eat only imported foods.
Instead, eat everything weird and unfamiliar. Drink boza with mekitsi for breakfast, sazdarma and salam on your sandwiches and gyuveche with pitka for dinner. Bulgarian food will haunt you long after you’ve left.