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The Ongal: a super-cool interactive history lesson

Which year is it? No, seriously. I am not a retard, and yes, I know we write “2016” at the end of our letters and applications. My question is a little different. Before Jesus Christ, after Jesus Christ, new era and old era, Mayan calendar, etc… But since when is there intelligent life on Earth?…

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Yailata: archeological reserve or a luxurious hotel in the rocks?

If it wasn’t for Galin & Darina, we would have never gone to Yailata. When I was reading about the region of Kavarna before our recent epic trip, this place didn’t even pop out as a recommended stop and we would have missed it with a lightning speed. This is exactly why I am writing…

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The trip that changed my desire to travel the world: Kavarna & its people

Today is the fifth day we woke up without Krassi’s large smile greeting us. Without the cheerful laugh of our fellow travelers. Without Galin presenting us with (yet another) bursting with adventures daily schedule. Today, Darina won’t be telling us about the oh-so-unbelievable legends Kavarna is whispering to its visitors. But we’ll go back. This…

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An adventure for the soul: sea kayaking on the Black sea

Laying on the beach all day, having the sun gently caressing every part of your nearly naked body and being totally relaxed sounds nice. In reality, however, it gets really boring, really fast. Which is why we have a solution (we always have a solution) that will make your vacation worth spending your time on. You’ve…

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Cape Kaliakra: where beauty meets bravery

Kaliakra looked around trying to meet the eyes of one of the other 39 girls. She couldn’t. Sadness and despair was loaded in the air around them, and each maiden seemed to have lost touch with reality. They were all prisoners. Prisoners with a horrendous destiny. The 40 girls had lost everything. Their relatives were brutally…

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Our new home on the Black sea: Levana Guest house

Ever had your holidays destroyed? Booked a place online because of the gorgeous photos and ended up with a horrendous service? Or a place that looks nothing like what you saw on photos? We’ve been there and it sucks. Which is why we love what Oyster.com does. Unfortunately, however, Oyster is yet to come to…

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The Eyes of God cave (Prohodna Cave): a MUST SEE!

The first time we saw pictures from the Eyes of God cave (Prohodna cave) we didn’t even realize it’s located in Bulgaria. Luckily, it is. And the best part: it’s only about an hour drive from Sofia (112km)! How to get to the “Eyes of God” (Prohodna) Cave? To our knowledge there is no bus, nor any…

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Veliko Tarnovo, Bulgaria in pictures (crazy beautiful)

I’ve heard lots of people praise Plovdiv lately and it has always surprised me that they seem to know nothing about Veliko Tarnovo. In our humble opinion the old capital of Bulgaria is WAY prettier than Plovdiv. Instead of trying to convince you with words, we’ve decided to show it through pictures. We’re not even…

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Dinner in the Dark: exotic experience in the heart of Sofia

Live in Sofia and eat out? Then you must be as tired as I am from largely advertised new steakhouses that offer medium quality meat, and Italian restaurants which claim to have it all figured out but serve the same old as everyone else. If this sounds familiar, say no more – I completely understand…

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How we celebrate Bulgarian Easter

As you may know, Bulgarians are Orthodox Christians, and Easter here is usually during a different time than the rest of the world. If you are on the territory of Bulgaria during our Easter (this year it begins on the 28th of April and ends on the 2nd of May) get  ready for a massive celebration…

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Karadjov Stone: crazy place, wow views and awesome legends

Do you want to be freaking out, while trying not to slide down a nearly vertical rock, passing under a massive stone, stuck between the tallest sides of this very same rock? I know you do! You can find this place close to the Cross Forest I told you about recently. Well, close is a…

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The Cross Forest: the place that makes dreams come true

Whether you believe in miracles or not, we all face times in our lives when we most certainly need one. Be it because we’re praying for a better job, a child, a cure to a disease we have or simply for a better world, turning to our own form of God is simply inevitable. I…

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Where do Bulgarian travel bloggers go on holidays?

Whether you hate us, travel bloggers, or you love us, the one thing you can’t deny is that what we do is quite useful. People reach out to us when searching for information for various places or when looking to plan a crazy new adventure in a location they’ve never been to before. The other fact that’s…

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Bachkovo Monastery: probably the most magical monastery in Bulgaria

Do you believe that monasteries are not built on random locations (especially the old ones)? I certainly do. We, human beings, are definitely way more logical and hence perhaps more intelligent nowadays (if this is really what intelligence is about). However, in the 21st century, I honestly believe we’re way too far from our roots,…

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Going to the 7 Rila Lakes in Rila Mountain (useful tips)

One of our most favorite destinations, the 7 Rila Lakes, is without a doubt also one of the most beautiful places to visit in Bulgaria. Spending several days in the Sapareva Banya and dedicating one of those days to the lakes is an amazing idea, but did you know you can also add them to your list of day trips…

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Rent a car in Bulgaria: cars we’ve tested, ranked & described in detail for you

Hi, how are you? Before you read on about the cars I’ve used from Val & Kar, I guess it will be fair to say why you should be trusting my judgement. After all, I am a woman and we, women, aren’t really famous for being the best drivers ever. Instead of trying to convince…

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From Sofia to Nis through our eyes

If you thought time travelling is impossible, I got interesting news for you: it actually isn’t. Especially if you’ve lived in Bulgaria in the 90’s and take a trip to Nis in modern days. I have always loved Serbia and Serbian people which is why I was really excited to go there and visit Ellie…

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You wouldn’t tell Americans that Kennedy was like Don Quichotte

The other day (on the 19th of February) in Bulgaria we marked 143 years from the hanging of Vasil Levski – a national hero, also called The Apostle of Freedom. He was one of the leaders of the revolutionary movement to free Bulgaria from the Ottoman ruling which lasted 500 years. As a member of a…

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Probably the most beautiful hotel in Bulgaria

Beauty, they say, is in the eyes of the beholder. I do agree, but I would also like to add that beauty is to be found in the intentions with which something has been created. Just like that drawing your kid makes on his third day at school – it may not be worth billions to…

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That (thai) massage that made me snore

When you’re born to a Bulgarian family (not the modern ones though), you grow up knowing that you have got to be tough. Even though Bulgarians are known for complaining a lot (from the government, from their salaries, from their neighbors), whining in front of your family members when you’re sick isn’t a welcomed behavior.…