Thursday, 27 October 2016 12:39

IVANOVO ROCK CHURCHES

Mediaeval faces gaze from the walls of churches hewn into steep rocks: a Transfiguration here, a Last Supper there. No, this encounter of past and present is not taking place in faraway Cappadocia of worldwide renown for its odd rock chapels, but here in Bulgaria. About 20 kms from Ruse, the bends of the Rusenski Lom River embrace about a dozen churches and monastic cells hewn into the rock. In the 12th-14th centuries they composed one monastic complex. Today, they are a UNESCO World Heritage site.

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Thursday, 08 September 2016 12:29

TUTRAKAN MILITARY CEMETERY

One does not make a special effort to visit Tutrakan. Located in an overlooked part of the Bulgarian Danube, this quiet town is nothing to write home about. Or is it?

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Monday, 07 March 2016 14:46

ROMAN DANUBE

Europe's greatest river is dotted with ancient remains

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Thursday, 24 September 2015 13:19

THE BEST BULGARIAN BRIDGES

Old and new, 'Roman,' Ottoman or Communist, this country's bridges span across rivers, epochs and cultures

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Wednesday, 25 March 2015 15:13

BULGARIA'S FORTRESSES

Remnants of the Middle Ages, old fortifications sit atop sea cliffs, mountain peaks and river bends

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Monday, 17 November 2014 14:33

TAKE THE B TRAIN

Danube city of Ruse houses charming display of railway history

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Friday, 17 October 2014 10:45

OTTOMAN BULGARIA

Heritage from five centuries of imperial domination abounds throughout country

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Tuesday, 05 August 2014 12:18

GOING DOWN THE DANUBE

Europe's second longest river washed Bulgaria's border but remains little known

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Wednesday, 02 July 2014 11:45

YOU SNOOZE, YOU LOOSE

Places and experiences in Bulgaria best enjoyed with sun's first rays

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Tuesday, 03 June 2014 11:26

ROMAN BULGARIA

From ruins in Plovdiv to forts on the Danube

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