Sofia Warnings and Dangers

  • Concrete Jungles
    by acommon1
  • Traffic Light Controller at Road Junction
    Traffic Light Controller at Road...
    by johngayton
  • Warnings and Dangers
    by CliffClaven

Most Viewed Warnings and Dangers in Sofia

  • 1. dangerous

    Upon leaving a nightclub near the city center at around 02:00 with my Bulgarian girlfriend a young man about 20 aproached us he said somthing in Bulgarian( I dont speak it) my girlfriend shouted at me...

    more
  • 2. Stay AWAKE!

    As an employee of the Italian embassy told me on one of my first days in Sofia, when you walk in Sofia, you should always look downwards to avoid falling in one of the several holes that "decorate"...

    more
  • 3. Beggars

    It's still some poverty in Bulgaria, even though the economy is one of the fastest growing economies in Europe. Some beggars complain about the situation in the country, and use inventive methods to...

    more
  • 4. everything in bulgarian

    When I enter the trainstation in Sofia and I planned to go Plovdiv, I did not get much help from the people selling tickets at all. First of all I am not used to the letters of Bulgarian alphabeth,...

    more
  • 5. Concrete Jungles

    When I first saw Sofiya, it felt a lot like 'deja vu' & I had to keep reminding myself I was not across the Black Sea in Ukraine, for so many things here are so similar, on first impression....

    more
  • 6. Orientation in Sofia when driving

    Yes, Sofia is a big city and has all the advantages and shortcomings of the large towns - it is busy and full of live, noisy and dynamic, crowded and so huge, maybe a little more dirty and still with...

    more
  • 7. Air Transport

    I disagree with this outdated thread. The new airport is awesome, and looks as any other modern airport. Great services and quick checkout through customs. I was even able to call the airport and have...

    more
  • 8. street-skiing:-)

    you might notice many of the people walking around on the street with just one ski pole. it is not some strange sport that they take part in. the pole is to bop the dogs that run lose on the street if...

    more
  • 9. Money-changers...

    If you're obliged to spend any amount of time at Sofia's central transport complex, chances are you'll be approached by somebody who furtively flashes you a wad...

    more
  • 10. Bus station phones...

    Sofiya might have a modern, functional new bus station, but just don't expect the coin-operated phones to work, because they're already broken. There are plenty...

    more
  • 11. Rigged taxameters

    Don´t trust the taxi counters inside the airport. I ordered a taxi from them and they gave me a a taxi with a very fast ticking meter. It said that the fare was...

    more
  • 12. Street dogs everywhere

    The thing that struck and scared me most in Sofia, more than the broken sidewalks, more than the snow, more than walking in the dark from the tram/metro stop to...

    more
  • 13. Corrupt Traffic Police asking for bribes

    we were stopped several times within Sofia by the police who checked for documents. We were also pulled over outside the city for speeding (we were going slower...

    more
  • 14. Do Not Jaywalk!

    Sofia streets are amongst the most chaotic and congested I've come across in Europe. Not only that but the drivers are totally reckless and every time you cross...

    more
  • 15. Excellent Physiotherapist

    I hope you won't need his services, but in case you need manual therapy,acupuncture, laser therapy etc see the website below.I have been his patient and can...

    more
  • 16. Homeless dogs-some of them bite.

    Well, I am very sorry to tell you there are many homeless dogs and cats in Bulgaria. Poor animals,I love them very much! This is a danger tip, so I have to...

    more
  • 17. Zebra crossing-be careful!

    When you decide to cross the street be careful. Bulgarian drivers don't stop in front of zebra each time they see a pedestrian, so you have to wait until you...

    more
  • 18. Be careful when you drive in Sofia

    This warning is valid for Bulgaria, not only Sofia. The roads here are very bad and dangerous. You have to be very careful if you are a driver and decide to...

    more
  • 19. Thiefs walking on the street/in buses

    Be careful with your money, pockets and bags! The thiefs are very good here, you won't even feel them stealing all your documents and money. Don't go out with...

    more
  • 20. Seedy at Night

    Downtown Sofia gets VERY seedy after dark. Many of the downtown streets are infested with agressive prostitutes and pimps, along with a large number of North...

    more
  • 21. Street traffic and insane drivers

    BEWARE!! Drivers in Sofia take themselves for FORMULA 1 heroes , except that they don't have the skills and the cars for it . BE VERY VERY precaucious when on...

    more
  • 22. Tips from a Sofia Dweller

    1. If you are going out late at night, be sure to take a taxi. It's safer that way. If you're in a group, you may use public transport, which works until...

    more
  • 23. Abandoned dogs

    Sofia is plenty of abandoned dogs. The ones on the picture were resting in the sun aside the National Palace of Culture. I never had any trouble with them...

    more
  • 24. TAXI

    Not long ago in Sofia emerged a taxi company which copies OK - Supertrans, trying to benefit by confusing the customer not to see the much higher prices.In that...

    more
  • 25. Tourists

    There everywhere around the worldSome have been spotted in SofiaGo & see the place before they invade this lovely citySeriously , u meet very few tourists in...

    more
  • Sofia Hotels

    151 Hotels in Sofia

    392 Reviews and Opinions

  • Ask a Question

    Got a question about Sofia? Get an answer from our Location locals and frequent travelers

Instant Answers: Sofia

Get an instant answer from local experts and frequent travelers

65 travelers online now

Comments

Sofia Warnings and Dangers

Reviews and photos of Sofia warnings and dangers posted by real travelers and locals. The best tips for Sofia sightseeing.

View all Sofia hotels