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The end of Bulgaria, still holds the magic: Asen’s Fortress

Since the very first time we went to the Kosovo Houses Complex in the Rhodope mountain we keep recommending it to everyone we meet. It’s absolutely lovely and the closeness of some incredible places that you can visit only makes it more appealing when you’re planning a holiday in Bulgaria. One of the places we…

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Bulgaria Destinations Travel

How to make and eat Bulgarian pancakes

In Bulgaria we’ve never celebrated pancake day. But we have, and still do, celebrate the concept of family and this is mostly what pancakes are about for us. Bulgarian pancakes are much more than merely food: we eat them on Saturday or Sunday morning when the family is together. We share a laugh and talk…

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Bulgaria Destinations Travel

Complex Zhitari: when you need to escape the city life

Couple of days before Easter work pressure caught up with me. I love my job (I am a digital marketer) but even so every now and then I need an escape from the world I exist in. Exactly at this time I heard about complex Zhitari. Half an hour later we had a reservation and…

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Bulgaria Destinations In the city Sofia Travel

Ice skating, Sofia (rinks, working times & prices)

Ice skating is without a doubt one of our most favorite things to do during winter. It’s fun, it’s a great exercise for the hips, it warms you up, and you usually end up laughing a lot. So, without any further ado, let us introduce to you the open ice skating rinks in Sofia for…

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Bulgaria Lifestyle Travel

What flowers to send to your Bulgarian friend and girlfriend

If you’ve come to this link hoping to see an answer to the question “Should I send flowers to a woman?” I’ll have to disappoint you. I do not know the answer. No woman is like the other one and whether the lady of your heart appreciates it or not – you’ll have to find…

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Bulgaria Bulgarian Culture Destinations Travel

Prep for a jolly linden winter in Bulgaria. Now!

One of the best things about living in Bulgaria is that even in Sofia, you don’t need to distance yourself from nature. Most food here doesn’t come in a plastic package and home-cooked meals are still THE THING. Another benefit, which few take advantage of, is that most Bulgarians can tell herbs from flowers and…

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Bulgaria Travel

20 Instagram-perfect places in Bulgaria you’ll want to add to your bucket list

1. Asen’s Fortress, Asenovgrad Once at the end of Bulgaria, the fortress is a spectacular architectural achievement for the 13th century. Located on a hill just outside Asenovgrad it reveals a spectacular view over the Rhodope mountain and makes the visitor feel as if he’s on top of the world. A post shared by Nina…

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Bulgarian Culture Travel

11 signs you were born and raised in Bulgaria

Here you’ll find 11 signs which are a sure give away that someone was borned and raised in Bulgaria. Can you think of more? Drop them in the comments below! Here we go! 1. Seriously, cheese is white. There can’t be one word for two obviously different things! You have a relationship with cheese (just…

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Bulgaria Travel

Are electrical bicycles really suitable for everyone?

When I saw an electric bicycle for the first time I thought that the guy who rode it was a cheater. I mean, seriously, if you’re riding  an electrical bicycle you’re kinda losing the whole point, right? As a person who uses a bicycle as a mean of transportation during spring, summer, and most of…

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Bulgaria Destinations Travel Useful Info

8 simple rules for dating Bulgarian girls

If you have an international surrounding there is a very high likelihood that one of your friends is married to a Bulgarian girl or at least has dated one. This isn’t because Bulgaria intentionally sends women to foreign countries to try and spread our genes. Although that’s not a bad idea, the actual reason is simple: Bulgarian…

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Bulgaria Bulgarian Culture Destinations Travel Useful Info

What are Bulgarians celebrating on the 3rd of March?

Quick answer: On the 3rd of March we, Bulgarians, celebrate being our own nation in our own country. Simply put: the freedom from the Ottoman Empire. We celebrate the right to choose our religion and practice it. The opportunity to go to a church if we want to. Longer answer, or the history behind 3rd of March If you are…

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Bulgaria Destinations In the city Sofia Travel

Bulgarian Starbucks’s sweet little secret

Lately I have developed a serious addiction for Starbucks’ White Mocca – I ❤ this coffee with a passion and I can have it as many times per day as I pass near a Starbucks (I must be turning into a hipster). As a person who’s lived abroad it has always been bugging me, however, that they don’t offer any…

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Bulgaria Destinations Natural Phenomena Travel

9 MUST-SEE natural phenomena in Bulgaria

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]People tell us about the amazing night life Bulgaria offers. While we do believe them and we did care about it back in the days, as we grow older our focus has shifted. Right now, we enjoy visiting natural phenomena and admiring the incredible artistic talent of nature. For those of you who, like us, are…

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Bulgaria Natural Phenomena Travel

The Wonderful Bridges (Magnificent bridges)

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]If anyone has got you by your throat, forcing you to choose one location to visit while in Bulgaria, forget about restaurants, bars, night life or anything else. Pack your bags instead, wear your comfy shoes, and head off to the Wonderful Bridges (also called Magnificent Bridges). How to get to the Wonderful Bridges? Theoretically,…

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Bulgaria Destinations In the city Sofia Travel

Top 19 things to do in Sofia, Bulgaria during the winter

Love winter? Yeah, so do we. Quite frankly though I love it the most through the window, while I’m sitting next to a chimney, well-tucked with a warm blanket, steamy hot chocolate in my hand, and a book I can’t put aside. Dreamy, right? Well, unfortunately, we don’t have a chimney and we actually use…

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Bulgaria Destinations Towns Travel

Top things to see and do in Sliven, the city of the Blue rocks

An interesting saying exist in Bulgaria, which claims “Get to know your motherland, so you can start loving it”. The more Ellie and I travel around Bulgaria, the more we realize how much truth is there in these few words. One of this year’s largest surprises for us turned out to be Sliven. We never…

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Bulgaria Destinations Historical Sites Travel

Kabile: epic history and healing energies

Archaeologists have been trying to study Thracians for quite a while, yet we still know pretty much nothing about them. The one thing we know for a fact, however, is that their sanctuaries were located in spots with specific energy. The very same applies to Kabile. Actually, an entire ancient mega polis was built over…

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Bulgaria Destinations Monasteries & Churches Travel

The Russian church in the town of Shipka: absolutely incredible!

Although I studied a lot about the Russo-Turkish war in high school, I felt that I don’t know enough when I was preparing for this article. It has been about 3-4 weeks now that I am actively reading Europe’s history. Why Europe, you’d ask, if this was a war between Russia and Turkey (both non-European countries)?…

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Hotel Rila, Dupnitsa: this season’s biggest surprise

If you live in Bulgaria and plan your weekend escape, you probably don’t consider Dupnitsa. Neither did we and it turned out to be one of our biggest mistakes. At the end of this season we received an invitation to visit the renewed Hotel Rila in Dupnitsa. Although flattered, our initial thought was that Dupnitsa…

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Bulgaria Day Trips Destinations Towns Travel

Dupnitsa, baby, you smashed that stereotype! We’ll be coming again!

I should start this article by telling you that this is a good “How to spend an incredible weekend nearby Sofia” guide. Nonetheless, the overwhelming love I feel for Dupnitsa and its people didn’t allow me to title this post in such a dull way. Yet, this is exactly what you’ll find here. So read on! Have you ever…