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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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The Village of Dobarsko - Touching the Eternity

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

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Fun in The Sun

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

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One Bulgarian Rose

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?

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Funny With No Bunny

Eggs, rabbits, church - it's that time of the year again. Except maybe without the rabbit.

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A Day Out in Lovech and Troyan

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

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Dreaming Away at Balchik Palace

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

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From Laughter's Kingdom to a Shell from the Past

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.

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Mount Freedom

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

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Up the Hills and into History

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

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Little Vienna Under the Bridge

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

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The Unconquerable Fortress

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.

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In the Hearth of Bulgarian Melpomena

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

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