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
The village of Dobarsko is nestled in the south foot of the holy Rila Mountains at the altitude of 1070 meters and overlooks the endless horizons of the pearl of Bulgarian mountains Pirin and wide Rodopi Mountains. It is only 17 km away from the town of R
Who would balk at swapping domestic routines for a taste of self-indulgent downtime in a luxury resort? The major resorts on the Bulgarian Black seacoast, with their relaxed way of life, stunning beaches and high-class accommodation, are a powerful draw f
Can you imagine living in a world where the crystal clear air smells like roses? Can you imagine getting up on a sunny morning and the first thing you see are fields of roses? Can you imagine your whole world being rose scent, romance and ancient secrets?
Eggs, rabbits, church - it's that time of the year again. Except maybe without the rabbit.
If you have a spare day, the weather is nice and you feel like taking a quick dip into Bulgaria's history, while also making it back to Sofia in time for dinner, you may consider spending a day in Lovech and Troyan. The two towns are about 160 kilometres
The concept of harmony between man and nature was the foundation, on which the palace at the coastal town of Balchik was built, while the Baha'i cult to beauty breathed life into it. Turning into reality the dreams of an eccentric Romanian queen - Marie o
Legend has that it was founded by a woman with a name of a gift sent from heaven above. Yet it was not Bozhana, but a colourful and witty citizen, who made his way to Bulgaria's folklore and became one of its best known and most loved characters.
Events that took place on this hill almost 130 years ago have inspired many a poems, the best and most moving one being Ivan Vazov's classic "Epic of the Forgotten". Today, it is still one of the main symbols of Bulgaria's fight for liberation and hundred
Bulgaria's history is a rich one, speckled with fierce battles and great leaders and throughout the country there are places that have kept the spirit of those times. A preferred destination for retirees from the UK, Veliko Tarnovo is one such place - a p
When Bulgaria was preparing to pop the champagne in the very last seconds of its existence as a non-EU country, many chose to celebrate in an unusual way, going to the Danube Bridge and being the first to cross a now obsolete border. Now, a month and a ha
You don't need to go to Denmark, France or Britain if you want to see medieval fotresses and palaces. You can just come to visit Bulgaria and see with your own eyes what an unscalable fotress means.
Bulgaria's National Theater Ivan Vazov with its 100 years of history is one of Sofia's emblematic cultural monuments. The City Garden in front of the theatre's renovated building has been a favourite place for walks and social meetings of Bulgaria's court
Winter was late in coming to Bulgaria, but that didn't stop the blues from spreading, as the deceiving sunshine only deepens depressions, psychologists believe. That is why one should take up any chance to vent out the winter frustrations, and what better
By Ivelina Puhaleva
Not far away from the northern Black Sea coast there is a beautiful spot.
Reform-weary, riddled with crime and corruption and wholly unready for EU membership - it seems the European Commission will have to keep the pressure up on Bulgaria after accession. Nevertheless, private enterprise has been successful, with far faster gr
"Traffic in Sofia is a real nightmare!", I told an American teacher of mine at the university some ten years ago. "It's nothing compared to the traffic in Asia!," she fired back.
By Ivelina Puhaleva
The mostly frequented mountain of the two-million-large Bulgarian capital Sofia is attractive during any season with two wildlife reserves, three climatic zones, highest peak Cherni Vruh, varied flora and fauna, curative mineral sprin
Some have been waiting for this moment for as long as last March - the moment when the slopes are again covered in snow and they can grab their skis or snowboard and head downhill fast. Over the past few years Bulgaria has become the dream destination for
Located at the foot of the Vitosha Mountain in the Sofia suburb of Boyana, the church's unique murals will come back to display next Monday. Even nowadays experts and historians, more than seven centuries later, still stay stun with their beauty, expressi
The cultivation of grapes and wine-producing throughout the Bulgarian lands find their origin in the high antiquity. Indisputable proofs about that are the archaeological finds, preserved until nowadays.
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