Tucked in one of the remotest corners of the Rhodope, these two villages were put on the tourist map of Bulgaria only recently, as under Communism they were consigned to the no-go border zone. Now they are a hit for…
Many century ago parts of what is now Bulgaria were populated by a strange people called Thracians. They excelled in the arts and crafts, they drank their wine undiluted and they were brave soldiers. However, they did not have a…
One of the two big port cities on the Black Sea coast has been declared for several years "Bulgaria's best town to live in."
Nestled at the foot of the Stara Planina's highest peak, this town has a special place in Bulgarian history as it was the birthplace of one of this country's greatest 19th Century revolutionary poets.
Immortalised by Bulgaria's Poet Laureate Ivan Vazov in the 19th Century this country's perhaps most spectacular gorge is just an hour's drive from Sofia.
Immortalised by Bulgaria's Poet Laureate Ivan Vazov in the 19th Century this country's perhaps most spectacular gorge is just an hour's drive from Sofia.
The biggest city at the Bulgarian Black Sea coast has a huge port, plenty of entertainment, culture and nightlife, and is the home of an increasing number of expats.
This is where Bulgaria ends and Big Wide World begins. Located at the country's southeastern tip, on the shore of a river, this village used to be cut off from both the world and Bulgaria itself during 50 years of…
A famous Bulgarian media-savvy archaeologist recently suggested that he had uncovered a Knight Templars' cemetery in northeastern Bulgaria – the first-of-its-kind, one-of-a-kind. The newspapers picked up the story, but serious scholars were quick to dismiss the claims as yet another…
In the 19th Century the people living in this town in the Stara Planina had a peculiar source of local pride - unrelated to their bustling industry or the intricate woodcarvings and icons produced by local artists. Its source was…
About at least 3,000 years ago, the Thracians in the Eastern Rhodope developed a strange rite. They would choose peculiarly shaped rock formations or steep stone walls and hew in them trapezoid niches. Some would be close to the ground,…
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AMERICA FOR BULGARIA FOUNDATION CELEBRATES BULGARIAN SUPERHEROES

AMERICA FOR BULGARIA FOUNDATION CELEBRAT…

Over 500 representatives of the Bulgarian NGO sector, entrepreneurs and diplomats attended the annual meeting of the America for Bulgaria Foundation with its grantees in Sofia, on 30 January. Everyday...

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