Displaying items by tag: The Stara Planina

Monday, 24 February 2020 08:55

TRAVELLING TO BULGARIA'S EXTREMES

Bulgaria has four corners - and two spots that claim to be its geographical centre

Published in Vibrant Communities
Monday, 24 February 2020 08:14

SPRING IN BOZHENTSI VILLAGE

Traditional village balances idyllic landscape, old history, new development

Published in Vibrant Communities
Wednesday, 27 November 2019 15:23

FORTIFIED BULGARIA

Ancient, mediaeval and Ottoman forts evoke less-than-calm life

Published in Vibrant Communities
Thursday, 01 August 2019 11:32

CROSSING BALKAN RANGE

Most spectacular ways to get from northern to southern Bulgaria, and vice versa

Published in Vibrant Communities
Tuesday, 04 September 2018 07:52

STARA PLANINA'S FLYING SAUCER

Communist-era hilltop monument sits in windswept dereliction

Published in High Beam
Monday, 30 July 2018 13:19

BULGARIA'S ROMANTIC VILLAGES

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

Published in High Beam
Monday, 30 July 2018 12:56

PASS OF FREEDOM

For Bulgarians, Shipka Pass epitomises national liberation struggle

Published in High Beam
Thursday, 28 December 2017 11:22

ETARA

Ethno village proffers idealised recreation of long-gone Revival Period Gabrovo

Published in High Beam
Tuesday, 05 September 2017 13:32

UP AT SHIPKA

For the modern traveller, the Stara Planina is probably Bulgaria's greatest geographical obstacle: a massive mountain range, crossed by narrow passes which are slow, full of bends, and often closed in winter. In the past, however, the Stara Planina was an effective natural protection against enemies. One of its major passes, by the 1,326-metre Shipka Peak, is one of the best examples.

Published in High Beam
Monday, 31 July 2017 13:41

ALL ALONG BYALA REKA

Even before the day trippers have started their descent to Byala Reka, or White River, their uneven melody precedes them. After a while the singers themselves appear, hikers whose tiredness testifies that they have seen much more than just the Byala Reka Eco-Path.

Published in High Beam
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