Thursday, 23 March 2017

News


Turkish Airlines Connects Macedonia to Europe on Low Fares

14 September 2011 | Turkish national carrier Turkish Airlines launched this month a new type of promotion for its flights from the Macedonian capital, Skopje. Full Story



Bulgaria
Archeologists Discover Ottoman Mausoleum at Bulgaria's Perperikon

14 September 2011 | A sarcophagus, containing a human body was found by archeologists during their excavations at Perperikon, an ancient site in Central-South Bulgaria. The skeleton was put to lay according to Muslim traditions Full Story


Balkans
Romania, Albania and Turkey Sell “Racist Cookies”

14 September 2011 | Black Man chocolate flavoured cookies, which were spotted on sale in Romania, Albania and Turkey this week, triggered heated discussions on Internet. Their shape of “a man with braids, a wide nose and big lips” was seen as an... Full Story


Croatia
Dubrovnik Hotel Awarded Best in Europe

12 September 2011 | The Dubrovnik Palace Hotel in Croatia received World Travel Award as the best resort hotel in Europe, leaving behind thousands of posh hotels in Italy, Greece, Turkey, France, Italy, Monaco.
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Albania
Albania Improves Competitiveness Ranking

12 September 2011 | The ranking of Albania has improved significantly this year in the Global Competitiveness Index of the World Economic Forum. After taking 88th position last year, the Balkan country jumped 10 places upwards, ranking as 78th. Full Story


Bulgaria
Sailing in the Black Sea Older than Previously Thought

12 September 2011 | Bulgarian archeologists discovered ancient anchors near Sozopol in the Black Sea. They dated the findings at XV-XVII BC, proving that ships were operating in this closed sea centuries earlier than it was thought until now. Full Story


Romania
Romanian Winemakers Unite to Tackle US Market

10 September 2011 | Six key Romanian wineries have united in an effort to get a share in the expanding US wine market, with the $3.5 million support of the European Union and the government of Romania. Full Story


Croatia
VIPs Queue to Visit, and Even Buy, Croatian Resorts

9 September 2011| The last ten days turned uplifting to Croats, after a number of celebrities of all kinds, invaded the country's resorts. First Prince Harry was identified, while Full Story


Bulgaria
Bulgaria's Rhodopi Mountains to be Repopulated with Wild Horses

5 September 2011 | Wild horses will be introduced in Bulgarian mountains of Rhodopi this month in an effort to restore the wilderness of the region. Imported from the Netherlands, 12 horses Full Story


Turkey
Istanbul Breaks World Record in Hotel Rates' Increase

2 September 2011 | The rates of Istanbul's hotels marked the highest increase in the world for the last year, a British business survey announced.
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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



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



Useful Reads


Greece
In Sfakia: Passing Time in the Wilds of Crete (2008) | By Peter Trudgill

Crete has long been acknowledged as one of the most singular and unique parts of Greece. Its people keep a fierce hold on their traditions, customs and history. Practically a country of its own, this vast island looms over all others in Greece. Nevertheless, as In Sfakia author Peter Trudgill aptly notes in his preface, “some parts of Crete are more special than others, and Sfakia, on the remote south coast, is certainly one of those.” Full Story




Music


Serbia
Serbia Surprises with Choice of Little-Known Singer for Eurovision

12 March 2009 | A little-known Serbian singer and composer, Marko Kon, has surprised many by emerging as his country's representative at the 54th Eurovision in Moscow.
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