Im not from Sofia, so let the guys correct me if im wrong.
* Sofia's main shopping streat, youll remember that easly, is "Vitosha Boulevard" or simply called 'Vitoshka'/Витошка. But it's probably better to see the whole shopping area for yourself (see the pic below).
* weather should be fine which means between 17 and 23 C° with broken clouds and a moderate to good shining, in case I didnt sleep in the geography lessons in school.
* I dont know. sorry. havent been in BG for a while. Maybe something in the region of 20-50 euros, depends.
* I recommend you strongly "Ovcharska Salata"/Овчарска салата/"Shepherd Salat" and "Shopska Salata"/Шопска салата. "Shop" means someone native from the area of Sofia. (very very stupid people
From the soups you should try "Tarator"/Таратор - that's yoghourt stirred with water + cucumber cut into pieces + salt + eventually parsley. If the weather is relative warm - try it, really. One friend of mine worked here in Germany in a restaurant and he suggested his chiefs to include this soup in the menu. At first the germans did the soup their way and it was disgusting. But then my mate did it as it should be done and it became one of the most sold soups here around in the summer. A real hit among the germans, so to say
The best garniture to "Tarator", IMO, is chips and a big and juicy pork-chop. Another great, this time rather thick soup is the bulgarian "bobena chorba"/beans soup.
From the main meals you could try "Palneni chushki sas sirene i jaica"/"Fried Peppers stiffed with cheese and eggs" but that sounds too lentan fare. Meat suggestions are: "shishcheta"/шишчета, meat balls/кюфте/kjufte, grilled meal/kebapche/кебапче - anyway, althought these taste very good (dont forget the chips, please), there is nothing extraorinary bout them. So try better something with tongue/ezik/език, no matter if pork or from cow, yummy! or maybe "Pileshki drebolii"/пилешки дреболии/giblets. Gosh, I need to eat something cooked!!!
From the deserts: 1. krem-karamel/крем-карамел, 2. sladka banica (сладка баница), 3. baklava/баклава. Ha, this one was easy.
drinks: wine, beer and "slivova rakija"/bg brandy (>40%). Sadly dont know which is good at the moment. If you ask me, the best wine I've drunk is the bottled wine 'Mavrud' from Stara Zagora (! as there are some other Mavrud kinds too).
* phrases from wikipedia
Кой сте Вие? (kói ste víe) (formal, masculine) — Who are you? (The formal expression uses a plural verb but a singular pronoun, which allows speakers to distinguish the two grammatical forms. Moreover, the formal singular pronoun denoting "you" - Вие is always capitalized in writing to distinguish it from the plural "you" - вие.)
Коя сте Вие? (kоiá ste víe) (formal, feminine) — Who are you?
Кои сте вие? (kоí ste víe) (plural form) - Who are you?
Как си? (kák si) (informal) — How are you?
Как сте? (kák sté
(formal, and also plural form) - How are you?
Може би (mózhé bí
Какво правиш? (kakvó pr
ávish) (informal) — What are you doing?
Какво правите? (kakvó pr
ávite) (formal, and also plural form) - What are you doing?
Добре съм (dobré səm) — I’m fine
Всичко (най-)хубаво (vsíchko (nai-)húbavo) — All the best
Поздрави (pózdravi) — Regards
Благодаря (blagodaryə́) (formal and informal) — Thank you
Моля (mólia) — Please
Моля (mólia) — You're welcome
Извинете! (izvinéte) (formal) — Excuse me!
Извинявай! (izviniávai) (informal) — Sorry!
Обичам те! (obícham te) - I love you!
Колко е часът? (kólko e chasə́t) — What’s the time?
Говорите ли ...? (govórite li...) — Do you speak ...?
...английски (anglíski) — English
...български (bə́lgarski) — Bulgarian
...немски (némski) — German
...руски (ruski) - Russian
...холандски (holándski) — Dutch
...гръцки (grə́tski) — Greek
...италиански (italiánski) — Italian
...испански (ispánski) — Spanish
...френски (frénski) — French
...японски (iapónski) — Japanese
...китайски (kitáiski) — Chinese
...корейски (koréiski) — Korean
Ще се видим скоро (shté sé vídim skóro) - We'll see each other soon
Ще се видим утре (shté sé vídim útre) - We'll see each other tomorrow
Also, some words have been borrowed from other languages, but their use is rarely (if ever) formal:
Мерси (mersi) - Thank you ; from French
Чао (chao) - Bye ; from Italian
Cупep (super) - Super ; (from English; note - "Super" remains the same regardless of quantity or gender)
Aло (alo) - Hallo on the phone; from French
other websites: http://www.ilearnbulgarian.com/
*Ambassador Hotel is located in Vitosha area.