Bulgaria / Jewish Culture RTW / Roadtrip By On August 31, 2017

Jews in Bulgaria

The Sephardic Jews fleeing Spain settled in Bulgaria when it was part of the Ottomon Empire. During WWII, Bulgaria was initially neutral. However Hitler needsd access to cross the borders into Greece. He threatened to destroy Sofia unless access was given. Under threat of attack Boris the First, the reigning king, joined the Axis power and promised to send all…

Bulgaria / Europe / Roadtrip By On August 31, 2017

Charming Sofia, Bulgaria

Sofia, Bulgaria was an unexpected stop for us as we were searching routes from Greece to Italy where we’re attending a wedding.  A two day layover here saved us significant money and gave us a delightful stop in a city that has really charmed us.  As thrifty travelers we also love the cost of our stop here! Our lovely AirBnb…