Tuesday, 28 February 2017

Featured Destination


Take a Walk on the Lavender Side

Dimitrina Yonkova is a graduated theatrical director. Also a physician. For an owner of two dream diplomas, she has made a surprising life choice. Today, at the age of 52, she is a successful... Full Story



Bulgaria
Julaya - over 40 and slightly confused

It’s been a while now since Julaya, the peacefully rebellious beach celebration of 1st of July sunrise, has first taken place – Bulgarian hippies crowding the beach, drinking and awaiting to meet the early sunrays with Uriah Heep’s July Morning.... Full Story


Romania
Follow the Bees

Romanian beekeepers came up with innovative idea to attract adventurous individual travellers – their new initiative is to organize tours along the traditional bee paths in the area of Constanța, near the Romanian Black Sea coast. Full Story


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... Full Story


Bulgaria
10 Top Tips for Travelling to Southeastern Europe in 2014

January 2014 | Macedonia, Bosnia, Greece, Bulgaria, Romania – the countries in the Balkans vary greatly in character and in what they have to offer to a traveller. Still, there are some common rules, which would make your trip in the region in... Full Story


Bulgaria
Five great escapes from the winter in the Balkans

Dark, damp days are awaiting Northern Europe, and it is much easier to survive them, when one has planned at least a short break in a sunnier place. The Balkans boasts some of the cheapest great options. From the endless Greek coast, some of... Full Story


Serbia
Cinema, Kitsch and Kisses from Küstendorf

Life is a Miracle in Kusturica’s Village in Serbia

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Turkey
Ten Plus Reasons to Love Izmir

Aquamarine sea, bone white ruins, the smell of tomato sauce in the air and laundry drying in the sun. Antique temples, horse-drawn carriages. A glass tulip, full of tea, in front of an open backgammon board. Breakfast with hard-boiled eggs and... Full Story


Bulgaria
Innocent as a Barbarian, Nostalgic for a Lost World

The creator of DaVinci's sculpture in front of Fiumicino airport is Bulgaria's Assen Peikov Full Story


Bulgaria
A Carefree Weekend in Lovech, Bulgaria: Revival and Baroque Architecture in the Balkan Mountain

Lovech is full of views fit for postcards, it is quiet and stands under the elevated mountainous land, which constantly reminds you of your proximity to nature. July is one of the most pleasant months in which to visit this splendid and very... 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



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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