Top 10 winter destinations (part 3/3)


sofiaSofia

Why? Sofia is one of the few European capitals with a very close and developed ski-resort (@ Vitosha mountain)

What to do? Enjoy the free walking tour! Starting point – the corner of the Palace of Justice. You should visit the university district in the evening, Students’ town (Studentski grad) is where nightlife reaches the top

Where to sleep? Hostel Mostel has friendly staff, international environment, nice and tidy rooms, breakfast and dinner included in the price, good location

What to try? You can get tasty traditional Bulgarian food in bakeries, offering banitsa and other kinds of pastry. This food is often consumed with ayran or boza. Bulgarian food is delicious and cheap, vegetables, cheese and meat have good quality

tallinnhighTallinn

Why? Its historical and medieval old city part is one of the best preserved in the whole Europe (included in the Unesco heritage’s list). With snow and cold weather is even more ‘authentic’

What to do? Do not miss the Tallinn Free walking tour. This walking tour, guided by local young students, is an alternative to normal sightseeing trips, and is made especially for true travellers. Enjoy Tallinn’s nightlife bear in mind that in local places, beers cost around 3 € while in tourist traps much more…

What to try? Go to Valli baar pub and try ‘millimallikas’ (meaning ‘jellyfish’) shot…everyone visiting Tallinn should try it.

 

welcomezagrebZagreb

Why? Zagreb is the only capital in the world that hosts a Ski World Cup race. The “Snow Queen Trophy” (Snjezna kraljica) usually takes place in January.

What to do? Hike or reach the mountain overlooking Zagreb (Medvednica), there is a fortress (Medvedgrad) and fascinating views of the city, many excellent hiking and biking routes are available. Many bars are located around Flover square (Cvjetni trg), the main square (Trg Bana Josipa Jelačića), Preradovićeva, Tkalčićeva, Radićeva, Bogovićeva, and Gajeva streets

What to try? Local fast food is called burek a salty pie filled with minced meat/cheese/spinach. All bakeries (pekara) serve it, is cheap and delicious. Local balkan style food is cheap and delicious in restaurants too.

Where to sleep? Funk Lounge hostel is the perfect accommodation during your visit to Zagreb. Is a friendly ‘party hostel’, really well-organized and with all the comforts

 

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