We rarely went to bed before 4am and missed the hotel's free breakfast almost every morning, but I wouldn't trade the late nights of dancing, music, food, and friends for anything. Sofia is a modern city with plenty of history around every corner (hello, Roman ruins!), and the Soviet influence is apparent in a lot of its structures and architecture. Our favorite part was the downtown area - an expansive pedestrian walkway with outdoor bars and cafes. Truly the best people watching! 

The man handing out free promotional beers in the street told us to "please enjoy this moment of pleasure." We definitely enjoyed lots of them.