Thursday, 06 September 2018 12:52

ARDA'S MEANDERS

Arguably Bulgaria's most picturesque river flows through Rhodope

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Monday, 30 July 2018 13:19

BULGARIA'S ROMANTIC VILLAGES

Off-the-beaten-track destinations combine nature, tradition, folk culture

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Thursday, 28 December 2017 11:24

FROM UTOPIA TO DYSTOPIA

Smolyan is one of Bulgaria's best examples for Communist urbanism, and what became of it post-1989

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Tuesday, 29 November 2016 16:03

MASTODONS OF DORKOVO

Pliocene museum reveals Bulgaria's unknown prehistory

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Three major rivers flow through southern Bulgaria: the Maritsa, the Arda, and the Tundzha. Springing from the most prominent Bulgarian mountain ranges, they carve, wind and splash their way though ravines and canyons and across plains, passing by cities ancient and new, before they finally join together just after the border with Turkey and flow south until they reach the Aegean.

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Thursday, 08 September 2016 12:34

AGUSHEV KONAK

Only exceptional buildings are worthy of becoming legend. One such building is in the village of Mogilitsa in the Rhodope. Between 1825 and 1842, the local Muslim lord Aguş Aga built a sumptuous konak, or residence, for himself and his three sons. High whitewashed walls protected the aga's greatest treasures: his peace, his money and his family.

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Wednesday, 08 June 2016 13:22

EASTERN RHODOPE

A good sense of direction in circumstances where maps are of little use, a willingness to ask the way, and an adventurous spirit – if you possess at least two of these qualities, it is time to head to the Eastern Rhodope. Even if you think you know this part of the mountain range, you are certain to come across strange landmarks and strange stories. Some of them are natural, others are man-made, and what they have in common is their ability to inspire the imagination.

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Thursday, 05 November 2015 12:51

STONED RHODOPE

Wonders of nature inspire local lore and awe

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Thursday, 24 September 2015 13:11

SEPTEMVRI TO DOBRINISHTE

Anthropological roadtrip on Bulgaria's narrow gauge train

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Wednesday, 10 June 2015 13:53

SHIROKA LAKA

Picture-perfect idyll in the heart of the Rhodope

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TRADITIONAL MUSIC AND DANCE

TRADITIONAL MUSIC AND DANCE

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

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ALEKSANDAR HANGIMANA: THE ART OF FINDING TALENTS

The Managing Director of ManpowerGroup Bulgaria on the smart ways to make the best of the current labour market

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