WHERE IN BULGARIA ARE YOU?

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Stepping onto the rocky promontory that juts out 230 feet into the sea north of Balchik, you will see the last yet-untainted-byconstruction bits of the Bulgarian Black Sea coast.

The view, however, has not always evoked pleasant feelings. There is a legend that 40 Bulgarian girls jumped into the sea to avoid Islamisation by the Ottoman Turks. Or, alternatively, you may choose to believe the myth that the rocky promontory miraculously appeared under the feet of St Nicholas, who was being chased by the same Ottomans. Today, a chapel stands on the site, and the promontory itself is a major tourist attraction.

Interestingly, some of the Ottomans, who invaded as early as the 14th Century, stayed – and adopted Christianity. Members of the so-called Gagauz community, a rare example of Christian Turks, still live in the villages nearby.

Where in Bulgaria are you?

Email your answers by 20 May to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and you can win a weekend for two at the Medite Spa Hotel, Sandanski, where you will experience the ultimate in relaxation and service. The winner will be selected in a draw.

AND THE WINNER IS...

Marina AtanasovaMarina Atanasova is the lucky winner in our Where in Bulgaria Are You? quiz this issue. Marina is from Burgas, but works in Sofia in the gaming industry. She loves travelling and her first encounter with Vagabond was at Sofia airport. Since then she has also taken to reading the online content at www.vagabond.bg. Her favourite articles are those about unfamiliar places and some of the features on Bulgarian politics.

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