Exactly when the strong walls of this basilica standing at the southern slopes of the Balkan Mountain area appeared is still a contentious matter. Depending on who you listen to, this must have happened in the 4th or at the…
A Soviet diplomat came to this hamlet near Bansko in the early 1980s to look at some church murals that had been restored by order of Lyudmila Zhivkova, then minister of culture and daughter of Communist boss Todor Zhivkov. The…
If it weren't for the gigantic mosaic and the ticket booth, this Revival Period town stretching along the banks of Sivek River would look untouched by the last two centuries.
An example of how to blend ski and cultural tourism or of the consequences of overbuilding in Bulgaria? – you wonder while you stroll among Revival Period houses and contemporary hotels in Bulgaria's probably most famous winter resort, in the…
The elderly man who climbs up the clock tower in this Balkan Mountains town twice a day to wind the clock says that he has climbed the Eiffel Tower 385 times – without having left his hometown.
Rezovska River is the only barrier between Strandzha's smallest village and Turkey. But to get across you need to make a long detour.
It is a shock, really. You are driving through one of the dullest stretches of the Danubian Plane – a conglomeration of rundown villages and small towns with unpronounceable names, epitomising the eternity of Bulgaria's Transition, when suddenly, among the…
A rocky plateau along the sea shore, covered in thick grass – this unlikely locale is where Bulgaria's dreams of becoming the next Saudi Arabia began - and ended.
You are 2,300 metres above sea level in Bulgaria's highest mountain, surrounded by snow-topped peaks and a multitude of lakes bearing odd names such as The Kidney, The Teardrop, The Twin, The Eye and The Low.
One hundred years ago in this meadow in front of the St Nikolay Letni Church, eight men gathered with their families. They went inside, lit the largest candles and paid the priest to say a prayer for health and good…
The bridge over the Arda which you are looking at has more than one thing to do with the devil. It is devilishly beautiful. The road leading to it is devilishly bad.
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