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Bulgaria has a deep history and much of the past remains for you to see. The spirit of Baba Vanga, Bulgaria's beloved mystical prophet, for example, lives on in the tiny mountainous village Rupite.
I vistied Rupite and its neighbor towns recently, and the experience was a delightful step back in time.
Rupite is a protected area in the Blagoevgrad Province and a crater of the extinct volcano Kozhuh. Currently, only five buildings exist on the few acres of land; notably, the house in which Baba (Grandmother) Vanga told the fortunes of thousands, the Church Sveta Petka Bulgarska (Saint Petka Bulgarian), and a cafe....
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