Travel Blogs from Bulgaria

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Archeologic sites and Iron Gates and lock the lock, Belgrade to Vidin, Bulgaria travel blog

Archeologic sites and Iron Gates and lock the lock

A travel blog entry by juanitobosque

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July 2.  Day 16.  After leaving Belgrade, Serbia last night we sailed (or is it motored?) all night at a comfortable speed, all the while heading towards our next stop, Dunij Milanovac Serbia.  Actually Dunij is just a wide spot in the ...

Travel Day: Houston to Sofia, Sofia, Bulgaria travel blog

Travel Day: Houston to Sofia

A travel blog entry by jportelance

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... for our review of the hotel. Dropped our gear, changed into walking shoes and headed out to see the sights. For Bulgaria not actually being a former Soviet block country, it sure looks and feels like one...capitalism is clinging to every corner; ...

Sofia, Rila, Bulgaria travel blog

Sofia

A travel blog entry by kennethj

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After a trainrce to Slovenien I went back to Beograd and further on the folowing night in a bus to Sofia..... and up to the ...

Sofia: Trying to be a capital city, Sofia, Bulgaria travel blog

Sofia: Trying to be a capital city

A travel blog entry by jcrane

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... filled with Ladas and Trabants, and walking down the street one is not accosted by the monotony of Western advertisement. I had been in Bulgaria last in 1986.  A lot has changed since then, but more than any other country in the EU, here I did feel ...

Koprivshtitsa: A historically unpronounceable town, Koprivshtitsa, Bulgaria travel blog

Koprivshtitsa: A historically unpronounceable town

A travel blog entry by jcrane

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... in the infamous Bulgarian atrocities in which thousands of Bulgars were slaughtered in retaliation. It wouldn't be until 187 8 that Bulgaria would become independent. The town today boasts beautiful homes from the period of the revolt; it was one of the ...

Shumen & Balchik: Legacies of the monarchies, Shumen, Bulgaria travel blog

Shumen & Balchik: Legacies of the monarchies

A travel blog entry by jcrane

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Our guidebook recommended Shumen, where we could see the largest Ottoman mosque in the country. It didn't tell us that it is under major reconstruction, and that other than the mosque, the city is an example of communist blight. Our hotel was a ...

Varna: The city of the lost Crusade, Varna, Bulgaria travel blog

Varna: The city of the lost Crusade

A travel blog entry by jcrane

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... never asked us if we ever wanted anything else. In the Czech Republic, when you finish a beer, they immediately bring you another. In Bulgaria, they just took our glasses and walked away. And then there is the bill. It was always a game - and we got to ...

Not much to say about this place., Burgas, Bulgaria travel blog

Not much to say about this place.

A travel blog entry by hodgo7

We only stopped here for one night enroute to Romania. Just went walkabout and found an outdoor bar. Had a group of around 20 of us there getting stuck in. Went to Planet Hollywood or something like it that night. Played a bit of cards and ended up ...

Veliko Tarnovo, Veliko Tarnavo, Bulgaria travel blog

Veliko Tarnovo

A travel blog entry by lizconnie

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This town is larger than what i expected, though it does have the second largest university in Bulgaria which explains the large and young population in the streets and the trendy bars.  The city is overlooked by the huge 12th century citadel, which ...

Sofıa to Istanbul vıa plovdıv, Plovdiv, Bulgaria travel blog

Sofıa to Istanbul vıa plovdıv

A travel blog entry by cherylandjeff

We got ınto Plovdıv around fıve pm. What was supposed to be an easy hotel to fınd ended up beıng a several hour wıld goose chase but we dıd fınd ıt ın the end. Dıdn't do to much there other than have ...

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