The residents of Bulgaria's largest city usually complain when the first snow of the year falls. Traffic is murder, they claim, and the city council never sweeps the streets properly. But snow here can be magical as it envelopes everything…
Dolmens are not a Bulgarian speciality as they can be seen in many other places in Europe from Turkey and Greece all the way to Ireland. But what makes the ones found in today's Bulgaria intriguing is that they are…
You are at a major archaeological dig right in the middle of a large Bulgarian town.
  A major battle between the Russian Imperial Army, backed up by Bulgarian volunteers, and Ottoman forces was fought around that mountain peak in August 1877, predetermining the end of the war as a result of which Bulgaria gained its…
One thing Bulgaria does not have in great abundance is… islands. In fact, there are but a handful of isles, sometime just rocks, off the Bulgarian Black Sea coast, and none of them is permanently inhabited except for the usual…
Until the early 1990s this was a no-go border zone. Isolated for over 40 years from the Bulgarian hinterland, the area developed its own ecosystem unseen anywhere else on the Bulgarian Black Sea coast. Come the post-Communist liberalisation and a…
Tucked in the midst of the Sredna Gora, or Middle Forest mountain, this town used to be a major settlement during the 19th century when the Ottoman Empire, to which Bulgaria belonged, was crumbling and Bulgarians were starting their national…
You are inside a major Medieval fort on a hill that many Bulgarians consider a national treasure as it suggest a glorious past. In fact, the fort was built from scratch in the 1930s. On top of the hill there…
Bulgaria is probably not your idea of a place where New Ageism proliferates. Wrong. Esoteric beliefs, faiths and even churches have existed since the dawn of Christianity in these lands, amalgamating – sometimes overwhelmingly – The Bible, The Quran and…
Located in northwestern Bulgaria, this major cave is one of Bulgaria's largest. A 2.5-kilometre walk through its numerous galleries will reward with all the usual subterranean attractions such as multicoloured stalactites, stalagmites, underground waters, stone galleries big and small, and…
One of the most mysterious places in Bulgaria is in the Strandzha. Because of its proximity to Turkey, this major archaeological site has been closed off to the public for decades and has only recently begun to attract a trickle…
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