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Lonely Planet: Eastern Europe Travel Guide, 10th Edition, September 2009

Getting Started | Internet Resources

Balkan Travellers ( News and musings from the Balkans. Articles feature off-the-beaten-track destinations, active adventures and cultural discoveries, plus there is a route planner to help you plan your trip.

Lonely Planet: Western Balkans Travel Guide, 2nd Edition, May 2009

Getting Started

Balkan Travellers ( An upbeat site that’ll give you itchier feet than a bad case of tinea.

Bulgaria Air inflight magazine, August 2008

A crash course in Balkan studies |

Three things can make you pack up your bags and hit the road: unrequited love, daily boredom or a well-written travelogue. You will find plenty of travel stories at The site is full of superbly written and trustworthy travelogues about one of the most captivating regions in Europe – the Balkan Peninsula. Why Is Serbia the most well-read nation? Where was the
kyufte (meatball) invented? Was there a Revival Period in the Bulgarian village of Chiprovtsi? Long-time author and editor of the Bulgaria Air the Inflight Magazine, Albena Shkodrova, provides the answer to this – and many more – hard-to-crack questions. In addition to Balkan-related stories, the site also offers a news bulletin from the region, as well as travelogues about more distant destinations (such as Thailand or Ethiopia, for example) by professional journalists or keen travelers with a gift for writing.

Vagabond monthly English-language magazine, print and online, February 2008


FROM TIRANA and Zagreb to Athens and Istanbul – if you are a true Balkanophile, this bilingual travel guide is a must. With just one click you can discover unblazed trails in Bulgaria, Greece, Macedonia, Serbia, Albania and Romania; read about Balkan traditions; get handy insider's advice; and learn about local peculiarities. You can even impress your friends – chances are they don't know that Genghis Khan's descendents left their mark on Bulgaria's Sopot or that Croatia's Istria is a Klondike of truffles revered by the world's most notable gourmets. Already have the Balkans at your fingertips? Then head east – to Bhutan, Egypt, Ethiopia or Thailand.

Edna sedmitsa v Sofia
(One Week in Sofia), weekly print Bulgarian-language guide to Sofia, 17 January 2008

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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

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


Bansko Jazz Festival in Bulgaria: The Hills Are Alive with the Sound of Music

Although Bankso is still best known as Bulgaria’s biggest and most modern winter resort and a skiing and snowboarding enthusiasts’ favourite, the town – nestled in the Pirin Mountain, has also established a reputation among music lovers as the host town of one of the country’s biggest jazz festivals. Full Story