Anyone that has ever dabbled in mongering knows that the entire world is flooded with Bulgarian prostitutes, but how does it all look at their place of origin? The government has been thinking about fully legalizing the sex business, but they decided to adopt the standard “it’s fine as long as it’s not pimping and brothels” model. People in Bulgaria earn €2 per hour on average. So it’s not uncommon for women to turn to escort services in Sofia as a secondary, or even main source of income.
Local escort directories like Top Escort (http://en.topescort.bg/), or Call Girls BG (http://www.callgirlsbg.com/) are filled with gorgeous babes that offer their services for as little as €50 per hour. It might not seem that much, but compared to the average hourly rate when working a regular job it is pretty substantial for local ladies. You could try your luck with premium escorts in Sofia at Lady VIP (https://ladyvip.net/), or Sofia Escort (http://sofia-escort.net/). Those girls charge a bit more, but it won’t destroy your budget either. Be aware that many escort agency sites most likely belong to the same chain since the design, girls listed and info posted on these sites look pretty much the same.
There are no official red light districts in Sofia, but there are concentrations of clubs, bars or even apartment buildings known to be spots to look for some fun. Especially the areas near the Pliska Hotel and Lion’s Bridge are notorious for that. Brothels are illegal and likely ran by crime syndicates. The first Bulgarian billionaire (nicknamed The Skull) is rumored to have made his fortune on human trafficking and illegal prostitution, but that is probably just gossip. Some underground brothels are located in the apartments around the Vitocha Boulevard.
You won’t find any streetwalkers in Sofia during the day. But at nighttime they climb out of their holes and look for easy targets, usually outside hotels popular among the foreigners. Bars, squares, even the park behind the Nevsky Cathedral; almost entire Sofia is crawling with working girls after dark. Competition is enormous so the prices are the lowest of the low. You can get full service for €20, even less if you haggle a bit. Wear protection at all times. Period. Prostitutes in Sofia are notorious for carrying a plethora of STD’s. Probably only Romanian streetwalkers have a more notorious reputation in that respect.