WHERE IN BULGARIA ARE YOU?

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WHERE IN BULGARIA ARE YOU? © Anthony Georgieff

Nestled in the Central Balkan Mountain, this small town had its heyday in the 19th century Revival Period when it was an important trading and educational centre.

Now a backwater not dissimilar to Tryavna, it is somewhat off-the-beaten-track and a bit moire difficult to reach than its more famous peer just 35 miles away. However, it holds a number of pleasant surprises including a couple of magnificent churches, a fossils museum, the notorious locally cured meat and... a huge head representing Januarius MacGahan, the US journalist who made a name for himself by reporting on the atrocities committed in the sunset days of the Ottoman Empire.

Where in Bulgaria are you?

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