Fun winter activities

Game of Thrones fans (ourselves included) are anticipating for that damn winter to come for several years now. Luckily you don’t have to wait that long if you enjoy the cold months and live in Sofia. They are just around the corner. We personally prefer to chill on hammock, appreciating the sun in one of the lovely city parks. But, there is still plenty of cool stuff to do even when it’s freezing outside.

Markets

You should definitely check out the Deutscher Weihnachtsmarkt at the city garden next to Battenberg square. This nice little tradition was introduced to the locals a few years ago and we are big fans of it ever since. The handmade Christmas decoration and toys that the market offers, along with all the happy kids running around, create cozy atmosphere for all the visitors. But, let’s not fool ourselves. It’s all about the mulled wine and there is no better place in town to enjoy it. Just make sure you dress really warm.

Escape rooms

Escape rooms are picking up popularity lately and rightfully so. It’s always great to spend some quality time with your friends and reinforce your relationship with them. And there is no better way to bond with someone than getting through a fun challenge. Those quests usually last around an hour (prepare to lose track of time). And most commonly you need between two and four persons to complete them. The best part is they make up for some excellent stories.

Board games

Another entertaining way to sharpen your brain, while socializing is going to a board game club. Several places opened up in recent years. Trust us – you can’t go wrong with any of them. All around you will find the same bright, welcoming crowd, which is thrilled to have fresh meat joining the nerd troops. The language barrier is not an issue, since all of the manuals are in English. It’s good to have basic understanding of the tongue in order to make the most out this particular activity.  It’s really the perfect set up to make some new friends. Most of the games need a set amount of players to be played. Generally the gaming experience improves with more participants. That’s the reason why, you certainly will be invited to join someone’s table, even if you show up alone.

Climbing

“An active mind cannot exist in an inactive body” said George S. Patton Jr. Or in other words go to an indoor climbing gym. We are sure that you will come across by a nice instructor who will introduce you to the scene, even if you don’t know lick about climbing. It’s a great workout suitable for all age groups. You will be surrounded by lot of like-minded “Have love, will travel” people – it’s in the nature of the sport. You are not sold yet?  Have we mentioned that climbers are known party animals? Being regular at the gym is a sure way to get an invite to a wild open air rave.

So, you don’t have to be stuck at home. We gave you some pointers on where to start the search for your favorite pastime during the winter. Just get out of the couch and stay active – Sofia is a great city to explore.

 

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