Not everyone knows a lot about Bulgaria or our city, Varna. For me it was the same, before I came here to work as volunteer for Balkan kids. So I would like to give you a small impression about the city:
When I arrived in Varna I didn’t have any expectations and I was a bit shocked by the huge and ugly buildings out of Bulgarias communist history, which determine Varnas appearance. Furthermore you cannot imagine how old and especially crumbling the streets, cars, busses and houses looked to me.
But that’s why I learned to better take a closer look and don’t judge to fast, because this city has a huge potential. In summer the center and the seaside are the places to be, it might be a bit touristy but you can discover a lot of cute, delicious and very cheap places to eat and drink if you leave the main street for some minutes.
If you open your eyes, you will see a lot of fascinating and beautiful architecture in every imaginable colour. Me personally, I adore the coast and the sea, every time I’m going there, I’m amazed about the nature. And if you want to drink something at the seaside you can still be sure that it will be half of the price in comparison do drinks in Germany, Spain and most of the other European countries.
Summer is for sure the most vivid and lively time. Varna is full of people, music, sun, laughter and spirit. You will fall in love with this certain summer magic the first time you’ll see and feel it and of course one cannot stop loving a city just because the weather changes. So even if everything seems to be less colourful, maybe even grey, even if people faces change in winter, there is still this little sparkle glowing. Varnas sparkle, that promises another summer.
So everyone can just lean back in one of all these cosy coffee shops, drink a cappuccino and enjoy the calmer time.