Friday, 25 April 2014

Featured Destination


Bulgaria
What’s on Around Bulgaria in March

17 February 2014 | Buzzing around Bulgaria in March can be extremely rewarding – snows taw, their waters reflecting the fresh bright sky, crocuses replace snowdrops, and the brown earth covers with tender green sprouts. This year there are quite some events to lure you to the countryside and add value to your early spring Bulgarian adventures. Full Story


Epicure


Bulgaria
Foreign Wines Outnumbered Bulgarian Ones on Vinaria 2014 Competition

11 March 2014 | National wine tastings, preceding Bulgaria’s biggest wine fair, Vinaria 2014, started today with a surprise: foreign wines exceeded in number Bulgarian ones first time in history of the competition. Full Story


News


Bulgaria
Easter Photo Opportunity in Bozhenci, Bulgaria

17 April 2014 | Architectural reserves may seem sometimes touristy or hollow, but Bozhenci, Eastern Bulgaria, does not. It’s been blossoming under the sun for some centuries now. Its quiet cobbled streets and wooden houses, protruding through lush vines, compose the idyllic panorama, which many Bulgarians see in their dreams of the country side. Full Story

Bulgaria
Slow Wine Was Added to Slow Food
Bulgaria
Ostrich Egg Flagon from V BC on Display in Ruse, Bulgaria


Routes Less Travelled


Bulgaria
Kurdzhali: Where Men Trade in their Uniforms for Cassocks and the Town Clock Sings

At first sight, Kurdzhali is just like many other provincial towns in Bulgaria: it seems to stand still in time, its communist-style buildings lining the quiet streets and boulevards. But, upon closer inspection, the town’s peculiar history and little quirks, many of them unintentional, charm its visitors.
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Bulgaria
Belogradchik: What Rocks May Come
Bulgaria
Chiprovtsi: Stooping Women Guard the Bulgarian Renaissance's Few Traces


Curiosity Chest


Bulgaria
Dimitur, who visualisеd the Bulgarian expression “Pumpkin Head!”

26 February 2014 | He is 26 and he tried to enroll in the national Fine Arts academy. Academics, though, refused to recognize his talents, and this is how he searched for consolation in food carving. Full Story




Hidden Sofia


Bulgaria
Bulgaria’s Capital Sofia: Queen of the Balkans

Alive and stirring, Sofia is like a butterfly about to emerge from its chrysalis. Neon lights, posh hotels, fancy restaurants and brightly lit shop windows now illuminate its avenues, but a walk through the city gives visitors a glimpse into its varied past – from medieval churches and mosques dating to Ottoman rule to a newer, golden-domed cathedral, from ornate nineteenth-century façades to communist-era architecture.
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Bulgaria
Sofia, Bulgaria: A City of Ecumenical and Earthly Delights
Bulgaria
Some 20 Reasons to Feast in Sofia

Hidden Bulgaria


Bulgaria
The Crystal Heartbeat of a Mountain Lake

With summer slowly melting behind us, September often awakes craving for fresher waters, for landscapes more sensitive towards the change of seasons than the uniform, uniseasonal sea coast of sand and blue water. Full Story

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Bulgaria’s Most Contested Monastery, St Ivan of RIla
Bulgaria
Bulgaria in 3 Days: Sofia and Mount Vitosha






Balkan Coasts & Mountains


Three Weekend Getaway Destinations in Bulgaria

Bulgaria

Never spend a free day in a place you've already been is a rule many of us abide by – forcing us to take risky roads and end up in places we never knew existed, to get involved in conversations with strangers we never thought we'll be having one day.
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Perperikon, Bulgaria's Delphi: the Ancient City of Excessive Pleasures
Bulgaria: Strandzha's Mysteries



Balkan Towns


La Dolce Vita in Koprivshtitsa: Then and Now

Bulgaria

ldquo;What do you think? Koprishtitsa was a republic for centuries, without senates and ministers, without charters and presidents, ten times more liberal than the French, a hundred times more democratic than the American,” Zahari Stoyanov wrote in his Notes on the Bulgarian Uprisings at the end of the nineteenth century. Full Story

A City to Remember: Sofia in August
Plovdiv: A Felicitous Stop on the Orient Express Route