Friday, 02 June 2017 12:02

VELIKO TARNOVO CHURCHES

As a city that remembers its glorious past as one of Bulgaria's mediaeval capitals, and its importance in the 19th century as the nascent Bulgarian nation struggled for independence and recognition, Veliko Tarnovo has a collection of churches that have witnessed or played a part in many historic events.

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Wednesday, 05 April 2017 12:44

FOR WHOM THE FIREWORKS BLAZE

The crowds gathered in the freezing spring night on the historical hill of Tsarevets, in Veliko Tarnovo, were awaiting Easter. Midnight was approaching, but for the moment it seemed that Easter would never come. On the top of the hill, in front of the church whose silhouette is known to every tourist in this country, a priest was well into a long and tedious sermon on faith, the importance of unification, and a bit of current (meaning 2016) politics, and he showed no signs of being near the end.

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Tuesday, 28 April 2015 11:55

DRAMATIC BULGARIA

Explore dozens of awe-inspiring landscapes that dot the country

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Wednesday, 25 March 2015 15:13

BULGARIA'S FORTRESSES

Remnants of the Middle Ages, old fortifications sit atop sea cliffs, mountain peaks and river bends

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Wednesday, 18 February 2015 14:15

CHURCHES OF ARBANASI

Technicolor murals, claustrophobic spaces and 'miracle-working' icons coexist in one of Bulgaria's most popular traditional villages

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Monday, 24 February 2014 16:35

BULGARIA'S OLD CAPITALS THEN & NOW

Think Sofia says it all? Think again

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Tuesday, 28 May 2013 07:13

5 CITIES

That should have been the capital of Bulgaria

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Thursday, 07 June 2012 11:38

HIDDEN WATERFALL

Small but spectacular, Kaya Bunar near Hotnitsa charms visitors from home and abroad

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Wednesday, 02 May 2012 15:48

NIKOPOLIS AD ISTRUM

Emperor Trajan celebrated his victory over Dacians with a column in Rome and a whole city in Bulgaria

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Monday, 02 April 2012 11:56

QUIET CHARM OF ELENA

Past and present mingle enticingly in sunny mountain town

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WHEN A ROSE IS NOT EXACTLY A ROSE

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Grim reality of Bulgarian rose pickers at loggerheads with picture postcard images

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Jelena Lalic, CEO of Pernod Ricard Bulgaria, on how to have perfect blend between pleasure and responsible consumption

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