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Bulgaria Ranked 8th in 'Top 10 Countries' List of 'Rough Guides'

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Bulgaria is eighth in the 2014 edition of the "Top 10 Countries" ranking of British travel guidebook and reference publisher Rough Guides.

Bulgaria is described as an intriguing destination due to its fabulous beaches, weather, low prices, pretty historic towns and friendly people.

Rough Guides notes that Bulgaria's Black Sea resorts pull in the most visitors, adding that skiing, hiking and mountain biking are becoming increasingly popular, especially on the mountain massif of Vitosha outside Sofia, the Rhodope Mountains in the south and the towering granite peaks of the Rila.

"A sort of cheaper alternative to Croatia it is currently far less touristy," the UK publisher says.

Rough Guides also provides an eight-point list of "Things not to miss in Bulgaria" which includes the Alexander Nevsky Cathedral in Sofia, followed by the Rila Monastery, Plovdiv's old quarter, Mount Vitosha, the village of Koprivshtitsa, beach bars in Black Sea resorts, yoghurt, and birdwatching.

In the 2014 edition of the "Top 10 Countries" ranking, Bulgaria is preceded by Ethiopia, Madagascar, Brazil, Turkey, Georgia, Rwanda, and Japan while Macedonia and the Philippines rank 9th and 10th, respectively.

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Stefan Stamenov - 7 Jan 2014 // 00:00:15

Where the photo is taken?

Zhoro V - 3 Jan 2014 // 18:13:23


Dventola - 3 Jan 2014 // 16:42:01

Anyone an idea where the location of the picture in the header is?

George Zheliazkov - 3 Jan 2014 // 00:14:01

Maxime Bakarski,
Stop that western propaganda with that dead beat web site of yours!
Everybody already knows that you are a cheap butler and a British protégé……

George Zheliazkov - 3 Jan 2014 // 00:10:38

Now why again would you care how would the British rate Bulgaria.

Bulgaria is way better in every single possible way than Britain, why would you care about the opinion of some overtaxed, overstressed, overused and over abused renters which barely make the ends meet and are living paycheque to paycheque, hand to mouth on a miserable island.

Forget about the Brits and enjoy our country. It is if not the best, probably one of the best places in the world! It’s about time you realize how lucky you are

Seeeedie - 2 Jan 2014 // 21:29:47

Sunny Beach, the Tijuana of Europe :)

Seedy! - 2 Jan 2014 // 19:04:13

I likes sunny beach me, its lush. Loads of places wot sell cheap booze, chips, cider and the kiddies loves it.

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