The road leading to the village of Bardarski Geran is about 10km long. It starts in Byala Slatina and seems no different to any other road through the Bulgarian countryside. It meanders between fields and from time to time cows wander across it. Byala Slatina itself is not much more exciting. It is one of a series of dull towns north of the Stara Planina whose chief claim to fame is the extreme climate: sweltering hot in summer and freezing in winter. Year-round, you will likely perish of hunger, since only the locals seem to be able to find the restaurants.

Published in High Beam
Sunday, 21 December 2014 15:13

TOP 100: BEST OF COMMUNISM

Love it or hate it, call it a cliché, but Communism, with its mentality and its ways of organising society and the economy, still defines modern Bulgaria and Vagabond has been investigating this since its first issues. Funnily enough, the stories about Communism and its remains are regularly some of the most read pieces on www.vagabond.bg.

Published in Vagabond Features
Monday, 17 November 2014 14:06

ARMENIAN BULGARIA

Churches, tales, cuisine define Armenian legacy in this country

Published in High Beam
Friday, 17 October 2014 10:45

OTTOMAN BULGARIA

Heritage from five centuries of imperial domination abounds throughout country

Published in High Beam
Wednesday, 02 April 2014 12:37

GYPSY BRIDES MARKET

Roma community organises fair for young of both sexes to meet

Published in High Beam
Wednesday, 27 November 2013 14:37

RIBNOVO WEDDINGS

Traditional ritual baffles outsiders

Published in High Beam
Tuesday, 28 May 2013 07:13

BRIDES FOR SALE

Huge fair near village of Mogila garners Gypsy beauties from across the nation
Published in High Beam
Monday, 10 September 2012 13:04

GYPSIES AT THE GATE

Annual Roma get-together at Bachkovo Monastery plays out colourful and noisy

Published in High Beam
Wednesday, 09 May 2012 15:20

DIVERSE BULGARIA

Meet Bulgaria's many ethnic minorities, from Turks to Russians and from Armenians to Jews

Published in High Beam
Thursday, 12 April 2012 14:19

BUYING BRIDES

Every year Gypsies gather at Mogila village to trade horses and girls

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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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