Autor: Ivaylo Katerski Thracian wine has been drunk from the cradle to the grave – in ceremonies when a baby was born (a sad event, because for these people the life on earth was undesired and unhappy, just a short preparation for the life beyond), during […]
Autor: Ivaylo Katerski As I pointed out, Bulgarian food is a colorful and tasty mix, heavily influenced by our not less colorful neighbors on the Balkans. But also by the numerous civilizations, who have left their marks on the crossroad between the East and the West […]
Autor: Ivaylo Katerski It is totally unpredictable how long it will be my effort for presenting the history of wine in our region. Hopefully not as long as the dispute where wine-producing has started… One thing is clear – we are proud of our winemaking history […]
Autor: Ivaylo Katerski I totally agree with the statement: Wine is the best friend of food (and vice versa of course). So, there is no way to skip the food topic. Moreover, Bulgarian cuisine has a long, interesting history or better said – background, going back […]
The unusual, almost Native American-like drum rhythm and the bagpipe tunes echo over the silent crowd, gathered around a large circle of live embers glowing into the night. All eyes are on a tiny group of barefoot men and women in traditional clothes, who dance slowly […]
In the 1870s, while traveling to Belogradchik, a tiny town in Bulgaria’s northwest, Austro-Hungarian traveler and scientist Felix Kanitz was in two minds. Kanitz had read the boastful 1841 description of the magnificent beauty of the Belogradchik Rocks by Frenchman Jérôme-Adolphe Blanqui, and he could scarcely […]
Sumptuous Old Town façades hide well-preserved treasures The colorful houses lining the cobblestone streets of Old Plovdiv are arguably the city’s most recognizable sight. The only thing that can distract from marveling at their painted façades, projecting bay windows, and verdant gardens is the pavement. Polished […]
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