WHERE IN BULGARIA ARE YOU?

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In the picture you see some of Vagabond's staff relaxing in an open-air hot mineral water pool after a long day of exploring the hidden treasures of southwestern Bulgaria. The pool is located in the Mesta Valley, in an increasingly famous spa resort near Gotse Delchev.

Before this well-deserved health treatment all the Vagabonds had been on the western slopes of the Rhodope mountains, in a picture-postcard village reputedly one of the first to start the big boom of rural tourism in Bulgaria. That village has no more than 20 permanent residents who are sometimes far outnumbered by the tourists staying in the cleverly renovated Revival Period houses. The only restaurant, which is adjacent to the church, has become iconic amongst gourmets in Bulgaria: many are prepared to travel from far and wide to try the meatballs, the tomatoes and homemade rakiya.

Email your answers by 15 February to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and you can win a unique weekend for two in this beautiful Bulgarian mountain village, where you will experience the ultimate escape from city life. The winner will be selected in a draw.

Winners of competitions produced by Vagabond, Bulgaria's English Monthly, are selected in a draw. The decisions are final and correspondence will not be entered into. Prizes may be collected in person at the editorial offices in Sofia or shipped anywhere in Bulgaria postage-free. Postal charges will apply for shipments abroad. For customs reasons we are unable to ship alcoholic beverages abroad. Any customs or other duties levied on shipments abroad will be the responsibility of the addressee. Prize winners will be interviewed and featured in the magazine, unless they have specifically indicated otherwise.

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