According to Orhan Pamuk, the melancholy of Istanbul is hüzün, a word whose Arabic root indicates a sense of longing, a spiritual loss but also a bright and optimistic way of looking at life. The word appears five times in…
You think hoards of tourists destroy the Montenegrin coast charm? There's an easy solution – go out when it's dark
Clean Monday in mainland Greece explodes into bacchanalia, despite Orthodox disapproval
A forgotten town near the Turkish-Armenian border connects Orhan Pamuk and the Liberation of Bulgaria
A medieval battle still reverberates in the Balkans
Don't let the crowds or the UNESCO signs stop you from getting to know the real pleasures of Split
Parks, naïve art and a miracle-working icon make up Croatia's undeservedly underrated capital
Bosnia and Herzegovina still bears traces of the time when a persecuted heresy became an official state religion
It was once dubbed 'Serbian Constantinople,' but is now a hotbed of Albanian ambition - right in Europe's newest state
Stuck in the past, Montenegro's Cetinje, the former "smallest capital in Europe," is on the hunt for tourists
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Society

TRADITIONAL MUSIC AND DANCE

TRADITIONAL MUSIC AND DANCE

An excerpt from Shadow Journey: A Guide to Elizabeth Kostova's Bulgaria and Eastern Europe

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SØREN JACOBSEN

SØREN JACOBSEN

Danish ambassador on promoting bicycles, healthy lifestyle in Bulgaria

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