Overview Bulgaria

Visiting Bulgaria

Sofia, the capital and thriving hub of Bulgaria, blends Old World relics with Eastern European modernity. Mount Vitosha crowns the countryside beyond, overlooking scattered monasteries and the famed Thracian tombs of Kazanluk and Sveshtari, just two of the country’s nine UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Sofia, the capital and thriving hub of Bulgaria, blends Old World relics with Eastern European modernity. Mount Vitosha crowns the countryside beyond, overlooking scattered monasteries and the famed Thracian tombs of Kazanluk and Sveshtari, just two of the country’s nine UNESCO World Heritage Sites.    Close

Stories and Tips Bulgaria

Life in the Country

Written by TianjinPaul on 10 Oct, 2012

Around the turn of the millennium and for a few years after, there was a trend amongst British people to look to invest by buying property in Bulgaria. This sprang from the fact that a house in Bulgaria – these were predominantly in small towns…Read More


Land of Big Skies

Written by TianjinPaul on 10 Oct, 2012

At the turn of the Millennium I lived in the US as an exchange student. I spent my time predominantly in the rather unimpressive locale of Albany in Upstate New York. During my year in the States, I did plenty of travelling. I hopped over…Read More


The Past Tense

Written by TianjinPaul on 10 Oct, 2012

It only began to strike me on the second or third day of my stay in Bulgaria. It was so subtle that it was almost imperceptible. There was no major change in the tone of voice. There was certainly no anger or bitterness, nor was…Read More


Partying by the Black Sea

Written by TianjinPaul on 29 Aug, 2012

I am going to begin this article in the same vein that a celebrity might approach an appearance on Oprah. I am going to use the full disclosure approach. This is not to say that I have any huge skeletons in my closet. That would…Read More


Shopping by the Black Sea

Written by TianjinPaul on 29 Aug, 2012

If you have read any of my other journals, you may well have seen that I lived in China for four years. During that time, one of my favourite spots was the Xiushui Market in the Sanliturn area of the city. I wont for one…Read More


Finishing my Sea Rainbow

Written by TianjinPaul on 29 Aug, 2012

I was very excited when I first stepped into the Black Sea at Golden Sands because I was completing my full set of coloured seas. As a child, my parents took my to Hurghada in Egypt where I swam in the black Sea (and cut…Read More


Kasan-lak, luk or yuk!

Written by Praskipark on 17 Feb, 2012

Kasanlak is the common name used for this shambolic town in Central Bulgaria but it is actually called Kazanluk. Driving into the town on our way back from Karlovo was interesting to say the least. It certainly made an impression even if it wasn't a…Read More


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Driving the Balkans, Bulgaria Day 2

Written by MagdaDH_AlexH on 06 Sep, 2011

We start early on our second day in Bulgaria, aiming for the ferry crossing of the Danube at Vidin. The Internet warns of terrible drivers in Bulgaria, but to me they seem quite sedate, possibly because there is a lot of traffic police posts between…Read More


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Driving the Balkans Bulgaria Day 1

Written by MagdaDH_AlexH on 06 Sep, 2011

We drive out of Greece on a spur of a moment decision: not really that wise considering our initial worries about safety and roads in Bulgaria and Romania. One minute we seem to be still considering a ferry to Italy, the next I find myself…Read More


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Rose Garden of Bulgaria

Written by Praskipark on 15 Feb, 2009

In 2007 we decided that we wanted to buy a house in Bulgaria although at the time we didn't know very much about the country. We had spent hours looking at properties on different websites and we couldn't believe some of the prices.You could buy…Read More


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