Sofia during the ages Neolithic mounds indicate that Sofia was inhabited as many as 7000 years ago. During the 1st millennium, the Thracian Serdi tribe settled around the central hot springs, and called the city “Serdika”. It was of strategic importance because of its position on […]0 Read More
You can’t miss going to Plovdiv if you’re around visiting Bulgaria. There’s something magical about that place you feel as soon as you enter the city. Situated between the Rhodope and the Balkan mountains, Plovdiv is 2 hours from Sofia and it’s easily reachable. The […]0 Read More
The “Sharena Sol” (Mixed Salt) has always been a great part of Bulgarian history and customs as throughout various receptions what you’re kindly encouraged to take is a piece of round loaf that you dip into a stack of salt/mixed salt. Both the bread and the […]0 Read More
If you visit Bulgaria, you defiantly need to try the Bulgarian Yogurt called “Kiselo Mlyako”. This dairy product is famous for its great taste different from the yogurt known outside Bulgaria, and healthy benefits. It was found that the microflora of yoghurt synthesizes antibiotic and antimicrobial […]0 Read More
What about it: More than 200 years Tarnovo is a very important cultural center as it is the former capital of the Second Bulgarian Kingdom and inheritor of prehistoric and Thracian culture. Often referred to as the “City of the Tsars”, it is located on the Yantra River […]0 Read More
Dobre, blagodarya! – Good/great/fine thanks! A useful answer and one that is surprisingly easy to pronounce! Taking it a step further; Dobro utro! – Good morning!; Dobar den! – Good day!; Dobar vecher! – Good evening!; If you like something, just say “dobre”and you’ll invariably get […]0 Read More
Rila National Park, the largest national park in Bulgaria, is located about 100 km. south of Sofia, in the central and highest regions of the Rila Mountains. The Park contains rare and endangered wildlife species and communities, self-regulating ecosystems of biological diversity, as well as historic […]0 Read More
TREKKING IN BULGARIA by Robert Nurden, teacher and freelance writer As I scrambled over the last mounds of scree, I could hear the sound of laughter wafting through the mist from the summit. A pillar of rocks, held in a wire cage, loomed out of the […]0 Read More
by Marcy Huttas, Peace Corps Bulgaria Associate Director 2006-July 2009 Cool, clear water gushing out of a Cheshma (water fountain)… Along a trail during a long hike in most any Bulgarian mountain or along a roadside, Bulgaria is plentifully dotted with these welcoming water fountains for […]0 Read More
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