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Monument of Bulgarian-Russian Friendship, Varna

Climbing through a small hole in the wall that someone has hammered out just enough bricks to squeeze through, I am starting to have second thoughts about what’s ahead of the darkness on the other side. One by one, and Read more…


Taking a Slow Train Through Bulgaria

Taking a Slow Train Through Bulgaria

It’s the small details–brass coat hooks, tiny semi-circled tables with old fashioned metal ashtrays underneath, which add a civilized edge to the journey and the otherwise shabby interior of this little train carriage. Looking out through thedirty, smudged windows, we Read more…


Pobitite Kamani: Stone Forest, Varna

I am standing amongst a lost kingdom where tall, eroded stones appear to have risen out of the sand and been left in total abandonment amid a land that time forgot. Standing large and silent, they look out to the Read more…


Step Back in Time to Tryavna

Strolling through the neat, cobbled streets, traditional white-washed buildings designed with characteristic state roofs, overhanging eaves and wooden shutters, will indulge you with a real glimpse of architectural splendour from the Bulgarian National Revival Period. Despite the cold day, inside the windowed Read more…


Architecture in Plovdiv

Like most Bulgarian cities and large towns, Plovdiv is no exception to having had a turbulent history: Thracians, Romans, Byzantines, Slavs and Ottomans have all had a huge influence in the city’s evolution which, in turn, has had a profound Read more…


Gabrovo

Gabrovo is renowned for being the Bulgarian capital of humour and the Gabrovan people have long been the object of many Bulgarian jokes as being stingy with spending their money. Its population has taken this reputation of frugality with good Read more…


Bansko Town

Bansko town offers a relaxed alternative to careering down the ski slopes and there’s enough on offer to appeal to families, young groups or couples. The centre is actually fairly small so is very easy to navigate yourself around the Read more…


Nessebar

Walking along the isthmus from the new town, you enter the 7000 year old World Heritage Site of Nessebar’s old town through a narrow, stone gateway which stands within the ruined walls of the fortress. Once within this former fisherman’s Read more…