Japanese tourists often cannot believe their eyes when they alight from their buses and head towards the Creators of the Bulgarian State Monument in Shumen. For them, the statues of the rulers of the First Bulgarian Kingdom look as if they have come straight out of […]
Located deep into some of the most inaccessible parts of the Stara Planina, the town produces and lends its name to the famed Troyanska Slivova, or Troyan plum Rakiya. It is also the place of origin of the ubiquitous pottery found all over Bulgaria’s traditional restaurants. […]
Officially, not a single Bulgarian entry in UNESCO’s world heritage list is in danger. In actual fact, however, in the country of sun and roses, many historical and natural sites are in danger of being changed beyond recognition, or of being completely lost. Sadly, nature is […]
There are places in the history of each nation that represent a turning point of events. For the Americans, these are Liberty Bell and Gettysburg. For the British, there are Stamford Bridge and Waterloo. For the French, there is the Bastille, and for the Germans, the […]
Each country has a handful of it-places. They are instantly recognizable from millions of fridge magnets and Instagram posts, and their history, with its tragedies and triumphs, is part of the national consciousness. Veliko Tarnovo is one of Bulgaria’s it-places. Clinging to the slopes above a […]
Traveling around the countryside in Bulgaria is a true joy in late spring and early summer, when the days are long, the sun is bright, and lush greenery brings life to the empty villages and abandoned industrial ruins that still define the local landscape outside the […]
Dragons are imaginary creatures and geological processes are real, but the Wondrous Bridges in the Rhodope make believing in imaginary creatures easier. The natural phenomenon is at the end of a potholed road that twists and turns for 16 km west of Road 86, the main […]
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