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.
You are in a remote region of Bulgaria, a few miles from the Turkish border, where Christianity and paganism blend into a bizarre mixture of faith and superstition.
As you stroll amidst the holes and furrows carved thousands of years ago into this rocky plateau about 30 km, or 19 miles, from Asenovgrad, watch your step. The sheer precipice can cause vertigo and rumour has it that the…
You are just 30 miles outside Sofia and there is no sea nearby, but it feels as though you are on the Isle of Iona. You are surrounded by unusual, Celtic-looking crosses of all shapes and sizes, and your imagination…
This major Bulgarian city of poets and musicians has been underrated in recent years as the poets and musicians have gone, and the city council has destroyed many listed buildings to make room for unbridled construction work and meaningless monuments.
A former volcano at the very edge of southwestern Bulgaria, it is dotted with hot mineral springs that make an eerie sight especially with all the steam coming out when it's cold.
This is Bulgaria's first and largest university. It was founded in 1888 through the sponsorship of two Karlovo entrepreneurs, brothers Hristo and Evlogi Georgievi. Its main building was designed by French architect Henri Breanson as early as 1906, but construction…
Deep in the heart of the Rhodope, this is an ensemble of rock formations resembling natural bridges over a tiny river, thought to have been created millions of years ago when an earthquake destroyed a cave.
Unless you are fluent in Bulgarian you won't be able to pronounce its name, but once you've been there you will remain enchanted forever. It's about 100 kilometres from Sofia, in the Sredna Gora, or Central Highlands, range, but it…
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AMERICA FOR BULGARIA FOUNDATION CELEBRATES BULGARIAN SUPERHEROES

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Over 500 representatives of the Bulgarian NGO sector, entrepreneurs and diplomats attended the annual meeting of the America for Bulgaria Foundation with its grantees in Sofia, on 30 January. Everyday...

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