Romy is the volunteer for the Plovdiv - European Capital of Culture 2019 project, having spent the longest time in the City under the hills


Romy is 23 years old from Breda, the Netherlands and found Bulgaria because of the Plovdiv - European Capital of Culture 2019 project. She is also the longest-serving volunteer in our country. She has been here for almost a year and has been actively involved in the foundation, both in terms of event organization and as part of the administrative support team. She is impressed with the Hills of Rock Festival, and not so much because of the musicians involved, but also because of the enthusiasm of everyone responsible for conducting it. She is part of the Language Café, during which she plays the role of a host. In a conversation with us she shared that she is very fond of the culture of the Plovdiv aylyak and will try to bring at least a part of it to her homeland.

And here’s what Romy answered to our questionnaire:

When friends visit Plovdiv for the first time we go to: The Old Town and Kapana, but first we go to the Old Town

When it’s party time I go to: No Sense

The most underrated place in Plovdiv is: The Rowing Channel, because it’s very quiet and pleasant for a walk

One place in Plovdiv that always wows people is: The Ancient Theater

For a delicious food I usually go to: Pavaj. I love the ribs and the stuffed eggplant

The coolest place in town is: Cat & Mouse. I come here often. I have a beer passport, too, but it’s stamped only through the middle. I like certain beer and I’m not always in the mood to try.

My least favorite thing in Plovdiv: Stolipinovo. I was there because of a project but I wouldn’t go back alone.