2nd place: Bulgaria 🇧🇬
In 2017, I've had the privilege to travel to nine countries that I hadn't visited before. This is how I rank them.
Sofia really exceeded my expectations. Something like a mixture of Paris and Tbilisi, yet with its own personality, history and culture. Friendly people, delicious food and eclectic architecture (ancient orthodox churches next to massive Stalinist buildings, mosques next to synagogues) makes this a lovely city. Would love to come back (and discover more of Bulgaria)! 🤗🇧🇬