Wednesday, 03 August 2016 11:46

NEW SETBACKS FOR BULGARIA'S DEMOCRACY

Entering new phase, from 'fragile' to 'ostensible'

Published in Bulgaria Society
Wednesday, 03 August 2016 11:38

ECCENTRIC BULGARIA

Revival Period monasteries, traditional towns, mountain peaks, beaches: you may think you have seen it all in Bulgaria, but you would be mistaken. This country has a number of eccentric places to visit, a delight for the connoisseur of the strange and the odd.

Published in High Beam
Wednesday, 03 August 2016 11:31

WHERE WERE BULGARIA'S KINGS BURIED?

Surprising for a country that is proud of its 1,300-year history, just a few tombs of its grand kings have been identified with certainty.

Bulgaria has not changed its name since its founding in 681, as if the 200-year Byzantine and the 500-year Ottoman rule never happened, but the list of the preserved and known graves of its rulers makes for an extremely short paragraph in its long history.

Published in Vagabond Features
Wednesday, 03 August 2016 11:25

BEGLIKTASH

A short drive north of Primorsko, a resort town on the southern Bulgaria Black Sea coast, you will find a site that challenges the imagination.

The ancient Thracian sanctuary known with the Turkish word Begliktash stands in a meadow that opens up dramatically before you after a 40-minute walk along an overgrown path through the oak forest of the Strandzha. Anticipation builds even before you start on the path because just where it begins is the Dragon's Houses, a Thracian dolmen hidden by a canopy of tree branches.

Published in High Beam
Wednesday, 03 August 2016 11:23

QUOTE-UNQUOTE

"These are heritage tourists."
National Museum of History chief Bozhidar Dimitrov on the Bulgarian tour of a Russian pack of bikers, "Night Wolves," supporting Vladimir Putin

Published in Quote-Unquote
Wednesday, 03 August 2016 11:20

AHTOPOL

Ah, Sozopol, it used to be so quiet/picturesque/authentic/artistic!... If you are fed up with Bulgarian friends mourning the over-touristification of this southern Black Sea (former) gem, there is an answer. Anyone tired of the madding crowds in summertime Sozopol should go farther south, to Ahtopol.

Published in High Beam
Wednesday, 03 August 2016 11:16

BULGARIA'S MONTHLY QUIZ

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

Wednesday, 03 August 2016 11:00

XAVIER LAPEYRE DE CABANES

Speaking of France, think about Bulgaria

Published in Bulgaria Interviews
Wednesday, 03 August 2016 10:50

MOROCCO

Haphazard tastes of the Farthest Land of the Setting Sun

Published in Foreign Travel
Wednesday, 03 August 2016 10:44

DEVETAKI CAVE

Largest cave in eastern Balkans lies hidden in... plain sight

Published in High Beam
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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

SØREN JACOBSEN

SØREN JACOBSEN

Danish ambassador on promoting bicycles, healthy lifestyle in Bulgaria

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