Driving in Sofia with the crowd of people, cars, buses and trams especially during the rush hours, can be a traumatic experience – you need iron nerves and peeled eyes. However, once away from the city centre, traffic runs quite freely. Street names are almost exclusively in Cyrillic so, even with a map, orientation can be difficult.
Visitors have to know that Bulgarian drivers flash their lights to signal ‘get out of the way’, and not to give another motorist the right of way. Alternatively, this can be a warning: ‘police ahead!’ The trams always have priority. Read more