I'm travelling to Sofia for a week with my girlfriend in March. We plan on renting a car for a few days. This is my first time ever in Europe. We would love to take a morning, afternoon or full day to go on a little side trip out of Sofia, but I really have no idea where to go. Would love to see some smaller towns or villages. She is a photographer so any scenic areas would be nice. Also very interested in crossing a border into another country - are there any border crossings with towns or cities in driving distance?
Thanks in advance for any help!