GERB are out of government at the national level, but many cities and towns in Bulgaria are still being run by GERB people, which means that ordinary folk in this country continue to get the sort of entertainment that has…
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"Some time ago, a journalist asked me what is the best advertisement for Bulgarian tourism, and I said, 'We need no advertisement, we need two terrorist attacks, one in Egypt and one in Turkey.' And these happened, and the Russians…
You are inside a major Medieval fort on a hill that many Bulgarians consider a national treasure as it suggest a glorious past. In fact, the fort was built from scratch in the 1930s. On top of the hill there…
... Especially if accompanied by a few sentences to explain the context. The man in the middle is Bulgaria's former Prime Minister Boyko Borisov. The location is Hitrino, a village in northeastern Bulgaria. The occasion is a major train accident…
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Bulgaria is probably not your idea of a place where New Ageism proliferates. Wrong. Esoteric beliefs, faiths and even churches have existed since the dawn of Christianity in these lands, amalgamating – sometimes overwhelmingly – The Bible, The Quran and…
"Mr Trump expressed his expectation for a meeting between us as soon as possible to discuss the opportunities to expand bilateral cooperation."Boyko Borisov, Bulgaria's outgoing prime minister, claiming he just had a phone talk with the American president-elect
If polls arithmetic is anything to go by, the grouping of small political parties calling themselves the Reformist Bloc and identifying themselves as pro-Western rightwing democrats did poorly at the November presidential election. With just 5.87 percent of the vote…
Located in northwestern Bulgaria, this major cave is one of Bulgaria's largest. A 2.5-kilometre walk through its numerous galleries will reward with all the usual subterranean attractions such as multicoloured stalactites, stalagmites, underground waters, stone galleries big and small, and…
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