You are in one of Bulgaria's traditionally most backward and undeveloped regions, not a “real” tourist destination at all. Communism has had a stronghold here for a century: Georgi Dimitrov, Brigo Asparuhov and Georgi Parvanov were all born in the surrounding villages, and at present unemployment and social woes force the locals to come to Sofia in search of work.
All of the above did, with varying degrees of success. What remains, however, are the crosses – and the mysteries they hold.
WHERE IN BULGARIA ARE YOU?
Elizabeth Kostova, the world-famous US novelist who wrote The Historian, the international bestseller, is this month's Where in Bulgaria competition winner. This is the answer she sent to Vagabond: Noviya most, or the New Pier, in our beloved oilscented city of Burgas. Mrs Kostova and her husband, who is actually from Burgas, win a weekend for two at the Armani Sport Hotel in the village of Godlevo.