July 28, 2021

Evening Tour in Sofia

I obtained again home in Bulgaria for the Christmas holidays. Like at all times I wished to go to the most recent golf equipment and to examine the evening lifetime of the town. Taking into consideration that I’m residing primarily overseas, each time I come again home I can discover all of the adjustments within the metropolis.

I met a pal of mine who additionally lives overseas and we began our evening tour. She hadn’t gone out in Sofia for the final two years and we determined to examine completely different golf equipment with completely different music, so we will get an summary of the evening life in Sofia 부달.

Firstly, we went to a well-known membership located within the basement of the nationwide library of the town. The music was primarily pop music together with the most recent Bulgarian pop songs. The individuals had been combined when it comes to age. There have been 20 one thing years old as additionally 50 years old. As a result of minus temperature exterior everybody was dressed with heat garments even inside. Nevertheless, there have been some individuals smoking exterior. Based on the brand new accepted Bulgarian legislation, there’s a smoking ban and it’s not allowed to smoke contained in the membership. My pal is a smoker, so we went exterior for some time. I listened to the dialog of the individuals round me. There have been some Erasmus college students, individuals who had been complaining about their flight again home, discussing Christmas temper in numerous European cities and number of comparable subjects.

After 2 hours we needed to go. It was time for our subsequent membership. We went to a well-known fancy “chalga” membership. “Chalga” as outlined in Wikipedia is a Bulgarian music style with regional attraction within the Balkan nations and a few worldwide following. Chalga is a mix of Turkish, Bulgarian, Arabic, Greek and Balkan influences, in addition to motives from flamenco, filmi and klezmer music. It’s identified for repeating musical themes and dance rhythms, that are referred to as kyuchek in Bulgarian. Again to the flowery membership: we needed to pay a great amount of cash to enter the membership. All of the furnishings was in white, it was fashionable and costly. We met a number of people who find themselves additionally finding out or residing overseas and got here again for Christmas holidays. For lots of them it’s a “should” to go to a membership with chalga music when they’re again home. The reason is that it is a music you possibly can hear solely right here and is sort of typical for the nation for the final 20 years. We additionally met some pals who graduated overseas and got here again in Bulgaria to work. They’re working in multinational firms and are fairly proud of the usual of residing they’ll have right here. Nevertheless, the music was not solely chalga. This sort of music is performed after 2:30 a.m. Even afterwards the DJ normally mixes completely different pop music with this fashion. So, there may be all the pieces for everybody. The distinction with the primary membership is that right here the individuals had been youthful. Additionally they’re extra formal dressed in line with the flowery fashion of the membership.