That village, deep in the heart of the Strandzha, was declared a national heritage site as early as 1982. It is renowned for its period wooden houses, its interesting church and its balmy climate that is neither too hot nor too cold. It is about 60 km south of Sozopol, and many of its 66 permanent denizens go to spend the winter with their children and grandchildren in the big cities. A hint: in Bulgarian its name means "ivy."
Where in Bulgaria are you?
Alessandro Panzeri is the winner of our Where in Bulgaria Are You? quiz this month. Alessandro is from Milan and has been working in Sofia since 2008 as a team leader in IBM. He has a Bulgarian family and a son. One of the first things he saw in Bulgaria is NDK – from his plane when he arrived, and he rather likes the building and the park around it.
Vagabond is the only press Alessandro reads in Sofia. His favourite articles are about "old and new generation in Bulgaria, the differences between before and after 1989 or about the history of the country, religions and people."