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Boyko Blagoev (1986)

About me
Born and raised in the old city centre of Sofia, I have lived here almost all my life. A Bachelor in International Relations and an LL.M. in EU Law by education, a dreamer by vocation. Diversity is one of the key ingredients of my life. I always try to learn, see, sample and do different things so that no single day of mine is dull. Currently, I am working as Head of Communications at the European Commission Representation in Bulgaria.

I am one of the co-founders of 365 Association that organizes the free English-language sightseeing walking tours of Sofia (Free Sofia Tour), Plovdiv (Free Plovdiv Tour) as well as specialized tours such as communist and culture. I am also a member of the Tuk-Tam Association that brings together foreign-educated Bulgarians.

Among my hobbies I count my extensive collection of quotations but I also very much enjoy swimming, tennis, skiing and even started doing some yoga recently. I have worked as an office coordinator, international news reporter, freelance translator and business consultant.

Love going to the theatre although sometimes it’s really hard to find tickets for the better plays in Sofia. True fan of good food, good drink, good friends and good times. You should know that I could probably understand if you BS behind my back in Spanish or French.

Why Sofia?
I spent almost two years abroad working and studying. A traineeship in Brussels was followed by a Master’s degree in the Dutch city of Tilburg and a summer school in the Czech capital. It’s probably only after coming back to Sofia that my love story with the city started. I was missing terribly the mountain in the background, for example. But it was not just the nostalgia kicking in. I came to appreciate everything about my home city – its little flaws turned into its charm.

Sofia is a very ancient city. Lots of peoples, tribes and empires have left their mark here and you can feel these influences almost everywhere – architecture, culture, mentality, even cuisine. Besides its rich past, I believe the city also has a very very rich present and hopefully future.

The city getting more and more cosmopolitan. It’s more and more lively when it comes to culture, places to go out, people, etc. It’s probably home and working place for at least 2 mln. people, including lots of expats who add even more flavour to it. Although the city is constantly expanding, it still manages to keep the charm of a much smaller place.

Where else can you find me online?

Check out the interview with me on the Spotted by Local’s blog

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