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Rick Steves Over Brunch

Sep 30, 2018

In this episode, we chat about the 2016 Rick Steves’ Europe episode “Bulgaria.” We'll debate whether Sofia or Plovdiv is the best city in the country, talk about what it's like to visit Budludzha today, and swoon at Rick's updated interpretation of Dad jeans. Plus, shopska salads!


For more, find us:

Chris Mitchell


The Rila Deal

The Candlelight Cathedral - Saint Alexander Nevsky's Cathedral

Looking Back on a Remarkable 2017


Stephanie Craig

History Fangirl

Sofia Adventures (Stephanie & Allison's Balkan Travel Blog with tons of Sofia travel tips)

30 Photos of Sofia that Will Make You Fall in Love

101 Incredible Things to Do in Sofia

13 Bulgarian Castles for Fairytale Lovers and History Buffs

Proof that the Monasteries in Bulgaria are the Most Beautiful in the World

Sofia Taxi Guide (A must for first-time visitors!)

Rila Monastery (Podcast Episode)

Red Tourism: The Ethics and Etiquette of Visiting Communist Sites

Visiting Rila Monastery

Visiting Boyana Church in Sofia 

Discover the Best of Sofia (for National Geographic)

Everything to Know about Sofia, Bulgaria (for National Geographic)



Guest:  Allison Green

Eternal Arrival

12 Unique Day Trips from Sofia

9 Exciting Things to Do in Veliko Tarnovo

Things to Do in Plovdiv

Saeva Dupka Cave: The Underground Pearl of Bulgaria

The Best Restaurants in Sofia, Bulgaria

The Best Bars in Sofia, Bulgaria