Wednesday, 23 August 2017


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... Full Story

Slow Wine Was Added to Slow Food

4 April 2014 | Today in Italy was launched a new publication of Slow Food - a dedicated to wine magazine, titled Slow Wine. The first copy is available for free download here. Full Story

A Doc Fest to Warm up Thessaloniki, Greece, This Weekend

10 March 2014 | The new, 16th edition of the lively documentary festival of Thessaloniki, starts later this week. To break last year’s record, it needs to attract over 45 000 viewers – a realistic task, considering the event’s growing popularity... Full Story

Macedonia's Museum Affair Reached Ohrid

03 March 2014 | A museum in Ohrid was also closed for visits and is about to undergo a thorough search, after 166 precious antiques were reported missing at the end of 2013 from Macedonia's national museum in Skopje. Full Story

Ostrich Egg Flagon from V BC on Display in Ruse, Bulgaria

27 February 2014 | Curious water vessel, made of ostrich egg, was found in en ancient Thracian grave and restored by Bulgarian archeologists. The object is now on display in the history museum of Ruse, northern Bulgaria. Full Story

A Black Stork Spotted a Month Too Early in Bulgaria

26 February 2014 | Confusion over seasons seems to be reigning amongst migrating birds just as amongst humans this year, global warming taking its tall. The unusually warm winter, which brought temperatures of 17-18 degrees Celsius in February in... Full Story

Sofia’s Yellow Pavement Declared National Heritage

24 February 2014 | The yellow bricks, which cover several main streets and squares of Sofia, were declared national heritage. The unanimous decision of Sofia municipal council ensures that any possible renovation in the area must be followed by a... Full Story

New Geti’s Gold on Display in Sofia, Bulgaria

12 December 2013 | Herodotus calls them “the most masculine and the most just” amongst all the tribes of the Thracians. When archeologists and astronomers researched their necropolis in Sboryanovo, Full Story

Let the Skiing in Bulgaria Begin Now!

12 December 2013 | The skiing season 2013/2014 officialy starts this Saturday at Bulgaria’s coolest and biggest skiing resort Bansko. Three-time Olympic and two-time World Champion in skiing Italian Alberto Tomba is expected to open the... Full Story

Solitaire Turns 10, Domaine Boyar Celebrates in Sofia

4 December 2013 | One of Bulgaria's best modern wine brands, Solitaire of Domaine Boyar, turns 10. To the local wine industry, which in the last decade works to re-establish itself on the international market, this is a significant anniversary.... Full Story


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

Useful Reads

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


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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