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How To Celebrate Surva In Pernik, Bulgaria

How To Celebrate Surva In Pernik, Bulgaria

My first impressions of Pernik, a post-industrial mining town situated just thirty kilometres out of Sofia, Bulgaria’s capital, are not very inspiring; large, abandoned warehouses and old Eastern Block apartment towers are pretty much all we see as the traffic crawls Read more…

5 Winter Festivals in Bulgaria

If you’re thinking of traveling to Bulgaria over the coming months, or if you already live here and are looking for distractions from the cold weather, head to any of these winter festivals in Bulgaria and treat yourselves to experiences Read more…


We celebrated the speedy dispersion of snow by getting out of town; it was the first time I’ve driven in nearly two months!  We returned to our village for Kukeri, a pagan festival which takes the form of a ritual Read more…

Rose Festival, Kazanluk

During the first weekend in June, all roads lead to Kazanluk, aka, The Valley of Roses.  Having followed the convoy of tourist buses and cars passed the rose fields that spread out across the dotted pink landscape around us, we Read more…

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