Travel Blogs from Bulgaria

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Rila Monestary, Rila, Bulgaria travel blog

Rila Monestary

A travel blog entry by mctubbs

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We hired a driver to take us to Rila Monrestay, in the Rila Mountains, founded in the 10th century but rebuilt after a fire in the 19th century. What a fantastic place! We should have stayed the night, but didn't know. The monks rent rooms, as part ...

Part 1 - The first half, Borovets, Bulgaria travel blog

Part 1 - The first half

A travel blog entry by brummy1

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Saturday And so it begins. An early alarm was followed by a fairly uninterested, if a little cramped, trip to Manchester Airport in the Bradley's BMW. Kit slept all the way up there as is standard when he gets into a car, whilst everyone else just sat ...

The 2nd half, Borovets, Bulgaria travel blog

The 2nd half

A travel blog entry by brummy1

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Wednesday Another morning, another hangover. Me, K and C forced ourselves out of bed for breakfast and hit the slopes about 11. B decided he needed more sleep and was to meet us later on. The decision was made for another day on the gondola as the ...

Kamchia River, Bulgaria, Kamchia River, Bulgaria, Bulgaria travel blog

Kamchia River, Bulgaria

A travel blog entry by martinlizama

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At last the Black Sea, Varna, Bulgaria travel blog

At last the Black Sea

A travel blog entry by pathenger

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Took a bus from the boat to the resort town of Varna so we could see and get wet in the Black Sea! The water was warm and there were many people on the beach enjoying the ...

back to bucharest, In the train, Bulgaria travel blog

back to bucharest

A travel blog entry by fabien

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sunset! ...

We are here, Sofia, Bulgaria travel blog

We are here

A travel blog entry by lionsinbulgaria

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We are all here in Sofia. Iva greeted each one of us at the Sofia airport with beautiful flowers. It was such a lovely warm welcome after hours of travel. Today we rowed from 7:30 to 9 on a beautiful lake north of Sofia. Lots of wooden boats and wood ...

Puddles in Plovdiv, Plovdiv, Bulgaria travel blog

Puddles in Plovdiv

A travel blog entry by chris.cesca

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May 28th - Belgrade to Plovdiv (Bulgaria) After checking out of the hostel we spent all the Serbian money we had left at the supermarket on breakfast. Walking down to the train station we took a few snaps of the bombed out buildings, the locals must have ...

Hotel Panorama - Tsigov Chark, Tsigov Chark, Bulgaria travel blog

Hotel Panorama - Tsigov Chark

A travel blog entry by scottik38

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The resorts have minimal staff working during the weeks in summer so we were the only people staying there. The cleaner let us in and the manager turned up later to get our money. Even though they had wireless internet access in the centre, I could not ...

Communisim and Nostalgia, Sofia, Bulgaria travel blog

Communisim and Nostalgia

A travel blog entry by melepua

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... form of good customer service, not letting others affect their spirits, yet the few Bulgarians I met are lovely people.  Bulgaria is now a parliamentary democracy, but evidence of its Communist past towers over like an eerie ghost town. It feels ...

A Tourist City Awaiting Tourists, Ruse, Bulgaria travel blog

A Tourist City Awaiting Tourists

A travel blog entry by lecuisinier

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I must say I'm impressed with this city.   So much so that it's kinda dificult to decide on an iconic pic, there are so many options.  So here's my attempt from my first evening. The Central Railway Station,   with its idiosyncratic mix of ...

Bulgaria, Sofia, Bulgaria travel blog

Bulgaria

A travel blog entry by abbien

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... sore that I did not even know existed! But I had a ball we had a wicked group with us, which adds to the experience. Bulgaria I found refreshing also as it is still very under developed, it kind of reminded me of Peru. It was surprisingly very dry with ...

Balchik, Russian mafia and call girls, Balchik, Bulgaria travel blog

Balchik, Russian mafia and call girls

A travel blog entry by guyandhilli

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... in 1917. We really enjoy looking round... especially the gardens which, since the 50s, have been a Bulgarian National Botanical Garden. Bulgaria got its bulge back after WW2 and, during the communist period, the palace was used as a retreat for ...

Esimesed muljed, Sofia, Bulgaria travel blog

Esimesed muljed

A travel blog entry by anneristo

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Meie reis algas Riiast, sest paraku pakkusid Tsehhid sealt 1500EEKi odavamat lendu kui Tallinnast ja 3000 alkoholis on piisav kogus selle alterantiivi valikuks. Nii me startisime vara hommikul, et jőuda lőunaks Riiga. Seal vőttis meid vastu sőber ...

Birthday in Bulgaria, Sofia, Bulgaria travel blog

Birthday in Bulgaria

A travel blog entry by mrsmac

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... are now abandoned and rotting as they are no longer economically viable We had an hour's wait at the border between Macedonia and Bulgaria while our passports were checked etc.. Then another hour's drive into Sofia. The hotel is very modern but the meal ...

The Black Sea, me mateys, ha-har, ha-har!, Varna, Bulgaria travel blog

The Black Sea, me mateys, ha-har, ha-har!

A travel blog entry by gadelle

... that Romania was "the Mexico of Europe" and I could see exactly where he was coming from. I don't know what I expected from Bulgaria, but I thought it would be perhaps quieter, cleaner and calmer than Romania, so my first glimpse of the country was quite ...

Sofia, Bulgaria, Sofia, Bulgaria travel blog

Sofia, Bulgaria

A travel blog entry by royelinda

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We met tour guide Villentia, she was a another guide who rushed, she had taken off before people had even disembarked from the bus. We liked Sofia, neat clean and tidy. Visited the Holy Sofia Church,we wherein Sofia whilst they had protest rallies on ...

Greetings from Bulgaria, Chepelare, Bulgaria travel blog

Greetings from Bulgaria

A travel blog entry by pauly

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... matter how trivial ;) At anyrate, we have now made it to the delightfull little village of Chepelare, in the mountains of Bulgaria. Apparently the elevation here is about 1140m above sea level. The temperature topped out today at a blistering -1 degree ...

Izgrev, Kalina i ogolnowiejska akcja :), Izgrev, Bulgaria travel blog

Izgrev, Kalina i ogolnowiejska akcja :)

A travel blog entry by camer

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Mielismy do pokonania ok 90 km do granicy tureckiej, ale szlo nam jak „krew z nosa” (pewnie dlatego ze za pozno zaczelismy), pod wieczor wyladowalismy w miejscowosci Carevo. Tu udalo nam sie zlapac kolejnego stopa, ktory jechal tylko 5 km ...

plovdiv, Plovdiv, Bulgaria travel blog

plovdiv

A travel blog entry by fabien

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the city was great, we slept in an accomodation hold by a very old grammy speaking some french and very funny! she waked up us everymorning with ...

Comatose, Koprivshtitsa, Bulgaria travel blog

Comatose

A travel blog entry by pwong

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... ; It's a time warp, essentially a living museum with its preserved buildings - quaint and charming, giving a glimpse of what Bulgaria once looked like.  When first planning the trip, two nights were set aside for Koprivshtitsa - my first impression ...

Warming up in Sofia, Sofia, Bulgaria travel blog

Warming up in Sofia

A travel blog entry by waynedale

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I didn't know what to expect when I arrived in Sofia. I knew very little about Bulgaria except for a few horror stories from friends who had been there. Taxi scams, local mafia and stolen cars from Germany. But those stories could have taken place ...

A glimpse of a beach - Varna, Varna, Bulgaria travel blog

A glimpse of a beach - Varna

A travel blog entry by waynedale

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... at Varna at about 10pm and I took a taxi straight to the hotel. I should also add that my fear of taxi drivers in Bulgaria was dispelled when I noticed they all use taxi meters in Sofia. How civilised is that! The same for Varna. And the drivers are ...

Final destination: Bulgaria - Pomorie, Burgas, Bulgaria travel blog

Final destination: Bulgaria - Pomorie

A travel blog entry by ales

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"A kde je more?" pítali sme sa domáceho ked sme prisli na izbu, "50metrov doprava je more a asi 300m dolava je pláz" povedal. Mysleli sme, ze starému uz vázne hrabe, ale mal pravdu boli sme na polostrove. Bolo 11hodin večer ked sme sa ...

Stop in Sofia, Sofia, Bulgaria travel blog

Stop in Sofia

A travel blog entry by davidandamy

The Sofia Airport is so crappy, that at the gate there was just a 25 ish inch tv that said "Now boarding Berlin" and a wooden desk that one had to walk by where an employee was standing that scanned and ripped your ticket.  The only ...

Waiting for the lorry, Scravena, Bulgaria travel blog

Waiting for the lorry

A travel blog entry by trusselltrust

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... of Joshua Programme' and wants to help us realise our aim to set up more residential care centres like this across Bulgaria. We visited a local Pastor too who is organising Christmas Box distribution to ill and elderly people in the neighbourhood. Not a ...

Sofia, Bulgaria, Sofia, Bulgaria travel blog

Sofia, Bulgaria

A travel blog entry by martinlizama

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Sofia….what can we say……a perfect place to get lost ( both metaphoric and phisically…..try to understand the cirillic alphabet, the written names of the streets and you would agree with us….) However a really quiet city, ...

Bulgaria, Varna, Bulgaria travel blog

Bulgaria

A travel blog entry by jimmymacfad

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... a patch of the Yorkshire man's garden. It seems there are quite a lot of British citizens who now reside in Bulgaria.  Attracted by the inexpensive land and housing, relative simple bureaucracy and in Ian's case,cheap alcohol. However sightings of ...

Sorry, We Are Open, Arbanasi, Bulgaria travel blog

Sorry, We Are Open

A travel blog entry by mugharrington

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Russe, Veliko Tarnovo and Arbanasi, Bulgaria I should not have gone up the mountain in that wind. This is the cold from hell and I haven't been this sick in years.  I considered not going on the all-day tour today but first, I didn’t want to ...

A Welcomed Change of Mindset, Veliko Tarnovo, Bulgaria travel blog

A Welcomed Change of Mindset

A travel blog entry by whk2006

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... in Spain, I started to feel I was back to the Mediterranean region again. Indeed, compared to other Eastern European countries, Bulgaria feels more of Mediterranean than Continental. The train was one hour late when it arrived in Veliko Tarnovo (Delay ...

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