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Is Bulgaria safe

IS BULGARIA SAFE?

Of course, before we decide to travel to some far away destination, we want to know how safe is to travel there alone. First thing we read is about the pickpockets, right? Let me tell you something. They are everywhere and especially in the big cities....

A History of Ancient Thracians in Bulgaria

PERPERIKON – THE HOLY CITY OF THE THRACIANS

In the far south of Bulgaria, a megalithic stone complex rises on a hill in the Eastern Rhodope Mountains of Bulgaria. This 8,000 year old prehistoric shrine, which is today known as the ancient Thracian city of Perperikon, was originally built by an advanced unnamed...

SKI and SPA Resorts in Europe

WINE, SKI & SPA GETAWAY – BULGARIA

"Winter is coming" - Explore the land of the Thracian Kings, Bulgaria There is no better way to spend the winter than lounging in cosy robe and pair of warm slippers. Plan a weekend to seek out mountainside luxury, fine dining in a combination with wine...

Bulgarian cuisine

O, BULGARIAN CUISINE!

O, food… O spicy spiciness, salty saltiness and sweet sweetness… - O, Bulgarian Cuisine! Now get into your 5 senses…which pops into your mind first? Perhaps it will be your sense of taste. This is NOT just a list of Traditional Bulgarian dishes that you must try!...

where to go in bulgaria Rose Festival Bulgaria

TOP 10 PLACES NOT TO MISS ON YOUR VISIT TO BULGARIA!

1. Plovdiv is one of the oldest cities in the world! The city was chosen for the European Capital of Culture for 2019. It was found during the Neolithic period in the 2nd millennium BC. The Roman Theatre, The Stadium and other archaeological finds from...

Surva and Kukeri Festival Bulgaria Pernik

INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL OF THE MASQUERADE GAMES

(SURVA – KUKERI FESTIVAL) In ancient Bulgaria, wearing masks was believed to provide protection from evil, ensure a successful harvest, and guarantee health and fertility for humans and farm animals. Many of these pagan rituals, which were later incorporated into Christianity, are still performed in eastern...

old socialist cars Bulgaria

OLD FASHION OR NEVER ENDING LOVE STORY?!

Old cars! How old? Well, if we have to talk about the classic cars, I guess we would go for 20 years and older. But how about 50 years and more? Would you call it “antique” or just a “classic” car? When the car is not just...

Traditional festivals in Bulgaria

TRADITIONAL FESTIVALS AND MORE…

Do you want to feel like a real local in a new country? Probably you haven’t heard the word “sabor”…. And do not even Google it, because what you will find as a translation will not be even close to what it means for the locals...

Bulgarian Embroidery – traditions, culture and food 1

BULGARIAN EMBROIDERY

Despite being a part of the Turkish Empire for more than 500 years, Bulgaria managed to keep much of its cultural heritage intact. Embroidery in particular, with its unique decorative compositions, allowed Bulgarians living in the areas within the then Turkish province to retain their...

the tradition of carpet-making in chiprovtsi

THE TRADITION OF CARPET-MAKING IN CHIPROVTSI

This unique Bulgarian tradition of carpet-making became part of the UNESCO list of Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity in 2014. The handwoven carpets (kilimi) have been made by the women of Chiprovtsi using a unique technique of weaving on a vertical handloom that is unchanged...

Wine and culture Bulgaria

WINE AND CULTURE

Did you know that Bulgaria was the world's second largest exporter of wine in the 1980s only topped by France? Here are some facts:  Archaeological studies point to evidence of winemaking as early as 4000 BC, when Bulgarian lands were inhabited by the Thracians. Zagreus...