Wednesday, 29 June 2016 13:02

CRISIS AS AN OPPORTUNITY

Vassil Christov, CEO of Fibank, on the future of the Bulgarian banking system and the importance of new technologies

Published in Business
Wednesday, 29 June 2016 12:55

TRAVEL TO BULGARIA'S BEGINNINGS

Bulgaria was born, according to the most commonly accepted theory, in 681 when, after a humiliating defeat, the Byzantine emperor Constantine IV signed a peace treaty with Khan Asparuh, the man who had led the proto-Bulgarians south of the Danube. What happened next is still a keenly debated part of early Bulgarian history, but one thing is certain: the first centuries of Bulgaria's existence were turbulent.

Published in High Beam
Wednesday, 29 June 2016 12:52

QUOTE-UNQUOTE

"Greek beaches are not as good as Bulgarian beaches."
Tourism Minister Nikolina Angelkova

Published in Quote-Unquote
Wednesday, 29 June 2016 12:42

C IS FOR SOFIA, A STANDS FOR BURGAS

In most European countries, licensing cars is a pretty straightforward business. Number plates usually reflect the year of the first registration, or the province where the car's owner resides, or sometimes they give out nothing at all except a unique combination of letters and numbers detectable by the traffic authorities and the police.

Published in Vagabond Features
Wednesday, 29 June 2016 12:37

HAIL TO THE SUN

Bulgarians love to boast the real or imaginary uniqueness of their feasts, from the Kukeri dances to the Nestinari firewalking, and from vine pruning during St Trifon Zarezan's feast to picking of oil bearing roses. What unites these is their long history, spanning centuries and probably millennia.

Published in High Beam
Wednesday, 29 June 2016 12:35

BULGARIA'S HURTING PRIDE

Acceptance, equality for LGBTI people yet to happen

Published in Bulgaria Society
Wednesday, 29 June 2016 12:26

PROTESTANT PLOVDIV

Largest Protestant church in the Balkans is in Bulgaria's second city

Published in High Beam
Wednesday, 29 June 2016 12:21

BULGARIA'S MONTHLY QUIZ

Think you know Bulgaria and the Bulgarians? Take our test to doublecheck

Wednesday, 29 June 2016 12:11

KOPRIVSHTITSA

An easy drive from Sofia, nestled deep in the leafy Sredna Gora mountains, Koprivshtitsa has all the elements of an exemplary Revival Period experience. The surrounding landscape is all high slopes, lush forests and meadows. Beautiful 200-year-old mansions line cobbled streets. Old stone bridges span the local river. Charming old water fountains, their worn inscriptions still legible, are here, there and everywhere. Koprivshtitsa's history is also captivating, as this was where the April Uprising of 1876 began.

Published in High Beam
Wednesday, 29 June 2016 12:07

BULGARIANS SET GUINNESS WORLD RECORD

1,527 cars form longest parade of Ford cars

Published in Vagabond Features
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Society

TRADITIONAL MUSIC AND DANCE

TRADITIONAL MUSIC AND DANCE

An excerpt from Shadow Journey: A Guide to Elizabeth Kostova's Bulgaria and Eastern Europe

Vagabond Interviews

DIGITAL FUTURE

DIGITAL FUTURE

Andon Simeonov, Country Manager of SoftServe Bulgaria, on how to excel in the current software economy

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