Posts Tagged "Bulgaria"


Updated on: 01/6/19After being underwhelmed by the food in Turkey when I had expected to fall in love with it, I took my first bites of Bulgarian food skeptically. Sure, it was served in an adorable, colorful ceramic pot, but how good could it possibly be? Wasn’t Bulgaria supposed to be the home of meat stews and brown sauces? As it turns out, my first Bulgarian meal was not only good, it was so good that I practically left the...

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Updated on: 12/22/18One of the things I was most excited about doing in Bulgaria was hiking. Logistically, hiking in the Rila Mountains made the most sense, considering the other Bulgarian cities we wanted to visit were nearby (Plovdiv and Sofia). The Rila Mountains are the tallest mountain range in Bulgaria and have tons of hiking opportunities such as the 7 Lakes, Mt. Malyovitsa, Mt. Musala, and Scary Lake, just to name a few. With...

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Updated on: 05/29/18Before we arrived in Bulgaria, we heard from a lot of past travelers that the country is a difficult one to travel in.  Many of the stories always came down to the fact that the Bulgarian alphabet is Cyrillic based and does not use the Roman characters most of us are familiar with. While it is true that the writing system is different in Bulgaria, the notion that it makes travel difficult is one we found to be a...

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Updated on: 01/7/19The Rila Monastery in Bulgaria is the most impressive sight you'll see during your visit to the country.  We don't often make that distinction on this website because we know everyone has different interests, but Rila Monastery goes beyond anything we ever would have hoped for.  It is one of the most beautiful complexes we've ever been to, and the paintings inside rival that of the Sistine Chapel or Florence's Duomo...

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