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Bulgaria's Zemen Monastery - Mysteries Buried under Beauty

“This evening Lyudmila learned the history of the monastery near Zemen. From the Princess of Monaco. The former Hollywood star. But it was not a Hollywood script; she told her facts.

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Summertime Plovdiv and Veliko Tarnovo - Ups and Downs

Summer vacation is traditionally devoted, at least in Bulgaria, to seaside fun or hiking/chilling in the mountains, but why not venture some city tourism? A trip to Bulgaria's greats Plovdiv and Veliko Tarnovo may well be an advisable choice

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The Lone Soviet Soldier: The Alesha Monument in Bulgaria's Plovdiv

The fate of communist era monuments in Bulgaria is still a thorny issue: should they be preserved or destroyed?; should at least some of them be kept, and which ones?; should all of them be put together in a single, distant location?

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Tsarevets: The Castle of the Bulgarian Spirit

If you plan a history trip around Bulgaria, then the Tsarevets fortress is the place to visit.

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Krushunski Waterfalls: Cascades of Bulgarian Relaxation

After a long summer by the sea, if you were lucky, you might feel the need for some fresh water after the salt has gone everywhere it shouldn't, so this time I am taking you to the Krushunski waterfalls - Bulgaria's largest.

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Cherven Fortress: Crafting The Bulgarian Empire

Our journey around the Bulgarian paradise is never ending and this time I am taking you back on the road to Ruse, a road infamous for many reasons

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Plovdiv Amphitheatre: Trajan Wonder at Bulgaria's Heart

It was completed under the rule of the Roman emperor Trajan, and is the largest Roman building to be found in Bulgaria.

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Obzor: Laid Back Bulgarian Black Sea Coves

In Hellenic times, the name of Obzor was Navlohos. Later, it became known as Heliopolis (Town of the Sun) and in Roman times it was given the name of Tempium Jovis (Jupiter's Temple).

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Kaliakra Cape: Bulgaria Legends and Steppe Nature

In the area the last remains of steppe habitats in Bulgaria occur. Kaliakra is a nature reserve, where dolphins, shags and a numbers of typical steppe birds can be observed

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Ivanovo Rock Churches: Medieval Bulgaria Unveiled

The village of Ivanovo is located south-southwest of Ruse. This place, together with the nearby village of Cherven, has interesting stories to tell about Medieval Bulgaria.

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Abritus: Bulgaria’s Roman Treasure Trove

Abritus, just 1km from the Bulgarian town of Razgrad, is an ancient Roman military town located in north-eastern Bulgaria, once a key stronghold in the region

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Bulgaria Pyramids: A Spring Time Treat

Bulgarian Spring time is well and truly with us, so we must now start looking through the buds for some interesting places to visit. I thought I would try you first with some Bulgarian pyramids.

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Mount Buzludzha: UFOs and Bulgarian Heroes

Now here is something you don't see very often. On top of Mount Buzludzha there resides a concrete, UFO-like structure.

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Botevgrad: Clock Towers and Fresh Bulgarian Mountain Air

Botevgrad is a town with a population of less than 20 000 people, located in the northern foothills of the Stara Planina Mountain, just 60 km east from the capital Sofia. Getting there is easy - just go on the Sofia-Varna highway and follow the signs.

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Where the Road Ends

By Alexander Markov There are people who would just open a map and pick a destination attracted by the mere fact that the spot is where the road ends.

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Miraculous Healing at Slug Lake

People all over the world have always been seeking an alternative of the common medicine to cure all kinds of diseases. And while some look for it in herbal drug stores and visit alternative medicine specialists, some go to a very special place in Bulgari

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Sofia Insights

Sofia is a cosmopolitan and vivid city -- as pertains a true European capital. Sofia's main sights are concentrated in the city center at a walking distance from each other, which is extremely convenient for the visitors.

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SPAcious, Precious SPA

The world may have not yet given a clear definition of the term SPA, but it is more than happy to enjoy its relaxing and regenerating effects. Bulgaria has experienced a boom in its SPA industry over the last three years and the odds are that the sector w

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Relax in the Hug of Malyovitsa

If you want to know what it feels like to feel that time has stopped, giving way to eternity, make a present to yourself and spend your weekend at the foot of Malyovitsa peak in Rila Mountain. By Margarita Stoyancheva

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The Flags of Our Fathers

Believe it or not, hasn't lost a single flag to the enemies since the forming of the Third Bulgarian Kingdom. Soldiers have died to preserve the flag of their formation and some have even managed to keep it while in captivity - wrapped tightly around thei

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Where Nature's Beauty is No Myth

A recent scandal around the "myth" of Batak sparked wide controversy in Bulgaria, but along with all the arguments, it is also a good excuse to focus on the town itself - its history, as real as we know it to be, its nature and all the options it offers t

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