Spring is on its way again and you will probably want to go somewhere to breathe in some fresh air or enjoy a cup of coffee or a cold beer while people watching.
The best spot for outdoors meetings with friends is definitely the City Garden. The City garden or the garden in front of the National Theatre is one of the most beautiful and lively parks in Sofia. In winter it accommodates the Christmas market and is my preferred choice for a walk after work.
In the summer the garden is busy from early morning till the late midnight hours. The atmosphere is calm and relaxed. The street musicians, chess players who are one of the remarkable signs of this garden, people hanging out and chilling, all contribute to the unforgettable atmosphere.
The ritual is as simple as you can imagine – call your friends and agree on a time to meet, then on the way to the park grab some beers from the nearest shop and head to the first available bench. If you are a bit late it’s almost certain that there won’t be any free benches, then just bring a blanket and sit on the grass – it couldn’t be more enjoyable than that!