Upcoming Sofia

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So Sofia
photograph courtesy of EPA Photo / Vassil Donev

Hemus Air (+359-2-981-8330), also known as “The Wings of Bulgaria,” and Virgin Atlantic signed an agreement last year to provide low cost travel between Sofia and certain U.S. cities, including Boston, Los Angeles, New York, and San Francisco.

Right now, during the low season, fares can be as low as €300 roundtrip from the US to Sofia, before taxes. Taxes will double the fare, but even with the doubling you’re looking at a decently-priced intercontinental flight deal.

Hemus Air also offers RT flights between Sofia and cities like Berlin and London for about €200, not bad for a weekend in one of southeastern Europe’s newest hot spots.

In addition, Italian low-fare carrier MyAir flies to Sofia from Bologna, Milan, Rome, and Venice; Wizz Air flies to Sofia from Rome and London; Germanwings flies to Sofia from Cologne-Bonn; and Sky Europe flies to Sofia from Bratislava.

In other words, it’s time to visit the capital of one of the EU’s two newest member states.

About the author

In order to keep a promise she and her brother had made to their grandmother (and to simultaneously fulfill one of her own dreams) Kaymaria left her beloved hometown of Oakland, California and headed to Athens in time for the 2004 Olympics. Today, she continues to work and play in the Greek capital, where you may find her writing atop Lykavittos, road-tripping with overseas guests, enjoying Athens cafés with friends, dancing to Greek hip-hop music, or reading Greek subtitles in an outdoor cinema. The daughter of two life-long educators and enthusiastic travelers, Kaymaria has explored North America, Mexico, and Europe. It was not until she spent a year as an exchange student at The University of York in England, however, that she discovered that she does not actually speak English.

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