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Bulgaria: A place apart

Bulgaria: A place apart

There is a lovely anecdote in the introduction to Annie Kay’s Bradt Guide to Bulgaria. It tells how God was dividing up the Earth between all the different peoples. True to form, the Bulgarians turned up late and there was nothing left. But the good Lord took pity on the Bulgarians and gave them a » Read more

Bulgaria: Exploring Sofia’s museums

Bulgaria: Exploring Sofia’s museums

Sofia boasts an oddball mix of museums and galleries. Probably not a lot of Cheapos would normally add the National Museum of Military History (92 Cherkovna str.) to their list of “must-see” sights in the Bulgarian capital. The Web site is not calculated to wow the casual surfer, but it does have some splendid promotional » Read more

Bulgaria: Introducing Plovdiv’s Old Town

Travelers to Bulgaria short on time will be pleased to know that Plovdiv, Bulgaria‘s second largest city, is often referred to concentrated in Plovdiv‘s Old Town—can be seen in a single day. Built around three hills under Roman rule in the 1st century A.D., Old Plovdiv (known in Roman times as Trimontium) a very walkable » Read more

Bulgaria: George Michael Supports Jailed Nurses

Bulgaria: George Michael Supports Jailed Nurses

Along with the European Union flag—Bulgaria joined the EU on January 1—a very common sight in Bulgaria this year has been the white, green, and red “?? ??? ????/You Are Not Alone” ribbon. The ribbon is a symbol of a media campaign in support of the five Bulgarian nurses and one Palestinian doctor jailed in » Read more

Bulgaria: Lyutenitsa!

Bulgaria: Lyutenitsa!

Photo by Sunnia Ko In Bulgaria, herbivores and carnivores alike can enjoy the delightful and addictive red pepper relish known as lyutenitsa. Made from red peppers, tomatoes, onions, garlic, sugar, and other spices, a little bit of lyutenitsa can add life to a dry piece of bread or any of the grilled meats so commonly » Read more

Wandering Cheapo: Localize Your Lingo

Wandering Cheapo: Localize Your Lingo

The beauty of travel in the Balkans is the authentic experience it provides its visitors. Without much of the tourist infrastructure set up in other parts of Europe, an adventure is always just around the corner. Like when you want to inquire about transport options to Montenegro from Bulgaria and your handy Bulgarian phrase book » Read more

Wandering Cheapo: Bulgarian Buses Rule the Road

Wandering Cheapo: Bulgarian Buses Rule the Road

One of our favorite ways to travel within Bulgaria is well, faster than trains—and best of all, cheap. If you’re starting from Sofia’s Central Bus Station, check this handy Web site beforehand or, alternately, head straight to the information booth upon arrival. You’ll learn quickly which of the 40+ private companies serving Sofia sell tickets » Read more

Upcoming Sofia

Upcoming Sofia

photograph courtesy of EPA Photo / Vassil Donev Hemus Air (+359-2-981-8330), also known as “The Wings of Bulgaria,” and Virgin Atlantic signed an agreement last year to provide low cost travel between Sofia and certain U.S. cities, including Boston, Los Angeles, New York, and San Francisco. Right now, during the low season, fares can be » Read more

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