Sofia is one of the oldest cities of the continent. Hardly any capital offers the kind of history the Bulgarian capital does, or the number of severe problems. Which capital has an impressive mountain range right next door? Sofia. Which offers 'Hollywood Light'? Sofia.
Sometimes it is good to visit the neighbors, to see what they are doing. Our reporter ended up in Nijmegen three times in the past year. He found a beautiful university town with a lot of history, bike bridges and a beach at the Waal river.
Located exactly 1,630 kilometers (1,013 miles) from Berlin and 10,621 km (6,600 miles) from Hollywood, a huge film studio in Bulgaria offers everything crews need to shoot and edit movies. The difference? Here, they won't go bankrupt in the process.