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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

Sofia Nightlife

Written by daylightharbor on 29 May, 2006

Sofia's night scene has developed a lot in the last several years. It offers something for every taste and budget, and lasts till 6am, or whenever people quit dancing. First off, a disclaimer: I'm not able to provide a comprehensive review of every place in…Read More


Exploring 1200 Years of Religion

Written by yc on 09 Sep, 2002

You should begin your walk at Saint Nedelja Church (Sveta Nedelja). Walk on in and take a look at the many frescos in the church. There is a tradition to light a candle in memory of someone close to you who passed away. (You…Read More


Catch a fire!

Written by dangaroo on 11 Aug, 2008

Yailata is an archeological reserve along the northern part of the Bulgarian Coast. A field's walk or drive away from the village Kamen Bryag, this place is starting to become visited more often. Archeologists found a Thracian necropolis and cave dwellings and it would seem…Read More


Thanksgiving

Written by sfsingle27 on 11 Aug, 2005

On Thanksgiving morning, I woke up with indoor heat on the inside and light snowflakes on the pavement outside. This is a great feeling, because in some of the villages, I have had to wear my winter clothing, with hats and gloves, to bed…Read More


Hiking and Walking around Koprivshtitsa

Written by Amanda on 21 Aug, 2000

As the village is located in the Sredna Gora mountains, it would make a great hiking and walking base. Unfortunately, there is nothing to help you set out. There are no walking trails; the tourist office sells no maps, and it's very easy to…Read More


Melnik

Written by jwagner on 23 Aug, 2000

Melnik is a mostly forgotten town in the southwest corner of Bulgaria. With a stay in Sandanski, it makes for a good weekend journey or--from Sofia--a longish day trip. The town was built amongst rock crags and is well-known for its wine. Order from a…Read More


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1 day Jeep Tour, in and Around Varna / Goldensand

Written by kelto on 05 Aug, 2006

1 day jeep tour around golden sand city, Bulgarien.In June 2006 i was in Bulgarian, golden sand.I went on a 1 day jeep tour in and around golden sand city.Which is quiet fun and a good way to spend the day away from the beach.It…Read More


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Why Sofia Stoops for its Beer & Gum

Written by okiebob on 14 Jun, 2006

If you're walking around Sofia, you'll probably notice a number of Sofians stooping on sidewalks, reaching to their ankles with one hand, holding their backs in pain with the other. It's not a cultural oddity, but merely the legacy of Sofia's first stab at entering…Read More


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Varna city and Golden Sands with Peter

Written by AAA-Simon on 23 May, 2004

Out of our diary: Whilst the boys went to fill the car up with petrol to hand it back, we girls chatted in the hot sun. The lads returned after an hour (they had difficulty in finding somewhere that was working). We handed back the car…Read More


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Car trip to Nos Kaliakra, Pobiti Kamani (Stone Forest), Skorpolovci

Written by AAA-Simon on 23 May, 2004

Out of our diary: At breakfast we bumped into Brian and Eva (the other couple who were with us in the jeep). We decided to rent a car together and go for a drive (not along dirt tracks like we did with the jeep). A very…Read More


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