VAGABOND Bulgaria’s English Magazine

Monument to Hristo Botev in his native Kalofer

WHO WAS HRISTO BOTEV?


While he was alive, he was considered a troublemaker. Soon after his death, he became a national hero

The restored Radetzky

BANKS OF KOZLODUY


Replica of steamer that brought Hristo Botev to Bulgaria docked at River Danube

fireflies magic in bulgaria

FIREFLIES MAGIC


Thousands of lightning bugs glow in Bulgaria's forests for two weeks in June

The mansion of the wealthy Kordopoulov family looms over the rest of Melnik, surrounded by the town's emblematic sandstone cliffs

(RE)DISCOVERING MELNIK


From stunning scapes to heavy wine, there is a lot to discover in Bulgaria's smallest town