Bulgaria Favorites

  • Take @ 8:51 a.m. to the Fortress Entrance
    Take @ 8:51 a.m. to the Fortress...
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  • taken @ 16:21p.m.
    taken @ 16:21p.m.
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  • taken @10:40 a.m. stairway to the top.
    taken @10:40 a.m. stairway to the top.
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Bulgaria Favorites

  • downtown

    Sofia Favorites

    We would recommend meeting local members of Virtual Tourist as they are most friendly and willing to assist a visitor in an instant and show you around. :) The Most Beautiful City of our Eastern Visit was Sofia and well worth the trip. A real nice guy named Peter (peter_dimov) helped us have an especially good trip in Sofia. He was a First Class...

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  • old plovdiv

    Plovdiv Favorites

    There are many ways to walk the old town. Let me suggest a route. You start best at the ploshtat Dzhumaya. Here you can see the Dzumaya mosque. And you stand near the Roman Stadium. You can have a drink at the I Claudius café before you start. Go to the right and walk the Saborna street. Then turn to the right in Mitropolit Paisii street, where at...

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  • people

    Sofia Favorites

    Ok, what you see on the picture is the cover of a book called The Art of Being a Foreigner. This book is a result of the mutual efforts of two VTers: Dilian and Kalenderov. It tells about the travelling experience they had together sometime ago in Italy and Greece. They both claim that things mentioned in the book really happened. If you ever...

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  • downtown

    Plovdiv Favorites

    Next to the old town Plovdiv has many sights to explore in the modern town. I would like to suggest a walk. As in the the old town route, you start at the ploshtat Dzhumaya – thus, this walk is fine to combine with the old town walk. Take a look at the Dzumaya mosque. Go along the Rayko Daskalov, turn to the right at Han Kubrat street where you see...

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  • NDK - national palace of culture

    Sofia Favorites

    Sofia is now a busy city with a tempo of life comparable to many Western cities. It is a place, where one can find practically everything, starting with finding old medals, pins, badges and other kinds of memorabilia at the little market next to the Alexander Nevsky Cathedral and ending with buying pirated CD's for 15 leva (about 7,50 EUR) from the...

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  • main street

    Plovdiv Favorites

    The city is liveliest in early evening when the citizenry turns out for the korso, the traditional promenade. The favorite route is up and down Knyaz Aleksandar, downtown's main street, lined with shops, restaurants, bars, night clubs and sidewalk cafes. On almost any street, in either 'Old Town' or the modern city you will find friendly kafes...

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  • Pools and bathing-beaches

    Sofia Favorites

    In Sofia there are so many open pools and bathing-beaches. During the summer they are full of peaople almost every day. And in the weeknds its even hard to find a spare place to spend the day there resting and enjoying the sun and the water... Its safe to swim, there are life-guards. There are cafes to get a drink or something to eat. And there is...

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  • National Theatre

    Sofia Favorites

    The Ivan Vazov National Theatre is definitely one of Bulgaria's most striking buildings. Originally built in 1906 by the Viennese architects Hermann Helmer and Ferdinand Fellner it has been extensively renovated several times. First following a fire in 1923, then again in 1945 after having been seriously damaged by British bombing during WWII and...

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  • ROTUNDA OF ST. GEORGE

    Sofia Favorites

    The red brick rotunda church of St. George is considered the oldest building in Sofia. It is situated behind the Sheraton Hotel, amid remains of the ancient town of Serdica. Three layers of frescoes have been discovered, the earliest dating back to the 10th century. Magnificent frescoes of 22 prophets over 2 metres tall crown the dome. At present...

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  • Money

    Sofia Favorites

    Please remember that tipping is acceptable and expected in Bulgaria. Restaurants: 10 - 15% Taxis: Round up to the nearest whole number Hotels: 5 - 10 % Fondest Memory: So many... The willingness of Bulgarians to accept 'others'. The kindness of the people. The sense of humor. The food!!!!

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  • sofia Land

    Sofia Favorites

    if Your going to sofia you must go and see sofia land it's the best Amusement Park on the balkans and centeral Europe most of the ride ar for kids and teensage 5-17 but their also rides for adult too and caffe and suviner shops. for more information on tickets and the rids go to their web site www.sofialand.bg

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  • Suburbs

    Sofia Favorites

    Drujba seems like the Moon's surface, I guess. I cannot imagine how could I live in a place like this. But there are many people living in it! I will always remember this picturescue thorn and the windows with laundry on them...

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  • The Horse

    Sofia Favorites

    The Tsar Osvoboditel monument by the renowned Italian Sculpture Arnoldo Zocci, is one of the most beautiful in Sofia. Situated on the square in front of the parliament building, it is an expression of thanks from the Bulgarian nation to its Russian liberators. The 14 meters high monument portrays the Russian Tsar Alexander II, astride his horse,...

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  • Alexander Nevski

    Sofia Favorites

    The main focus of attraction in the city...actually sofia doesnt offer so much to do or to see...perhaps around vitosha boulevard there is something to see cos is just the downtown... This church is 10 min eastern from this center...crossin sofia city garden you can take a huge boulevard (Tsar Osvoditel) where there is huge comunist buildings and...

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  • The Russian church

    Sofia Favorites

    Tiny church but cosy and mosre beautifull under my eye than not the huge and spread main chatedral....its just 5 minutes waling from the big one but i spent more timer here than not in the most famous

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  • Lions!

    Sofia Favorites

    its a clear comunist park with some comunist sculptures like that just in the center...i took this way croosing the park through the Levski stadium where i managed to get in but the guards ....so bad behaviour ones forbade me the entrance...i just wanna to see the stadium like here in Barcelona where there is a museum and some activities to...

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  • Vitosha Mountain

    Sofia Favorites

    I have had people asking me if the water in Sofia/Bulgaria is good for drinking... Here is what I have to say on this matter: Bulgaria is well known for the big number of Mineral Water Springs. You can find water of any taste depending on the spring it comes from... soft and sweet, sharp and mineralized, common one... You can buy it in bottles of...

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  • Restaurants

    Sofia Favorites

    Sofia is full of good restaurants. The prices are more than reasonable, in most of the places the food is delicious and the service is relativly good in the mid class restaurants. The average price per meal (salad+main dissh+soft drink) per person is usually not more than BGN 15 (EUR 7). I am talking about an order where no alcohol is included...

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  • Slaveylov Sq.

    Sofia Favorites

    who says that statues should be placed only in galleries, museums or parks? there is no good reason not to put them - oh, i don't know... - on a bench! and by a statue i don't mean that nice old lady sitting on the right side:))

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  • Blue Skies & Mountains...

    Bulgaria is a small enough country, it's possible to take an early bus out of Sofia, direct to the Black sea coast, to a resort such as Varna, & turn around & be back in the capital, that same night...I'm not suggesting you actually do this, but then again, if your time in the country is limited & you want to see as much of the scenery as possible,...

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  • Internet In Bulgaria

    Bulgaria has an excellent country-wide telecommunications network and this includes internet access. Every hotel I've stayed in has offered free access (wired or WiFi) and, apart from the one I stayed at in Vidin, the connections have been fast and reliable. In fact I've had less hassles here than I had on my last US trip.A lot of bars and cafes...

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  • Bulgarian Currency and What It Buys...

    The unit of Bulgarian currency is the Lev (plural Leva) which is divided into 100 Stotinki. The Lev has had several revaluations over the course of the 20th century, the latest being in 1999 (see Warnings and Dangers Tip), since when the Lev has been pegged to the Euro at a rate of 1.95583 Leva to 1 Euro and all currency in circulation is backed by...

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  • This is an easy one: Rila...

    This is an easy one: Rila Monastery, a gem of traditional Bulgarian architecture set in an incomparable setting of densely forested mountains. The most memorable of my half dozen visits? Watching five chador-clad Iranian women walking across the snowy courtyard in winter. Drinking Heineken in the Marine Bar on the top floor of the US Embassy and...

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  • Tips

    Please remember that tipping is acceptable and expected in Bulgaria.Restaurants: 10 - 15%Taxis: Round up to the nearest whole numberHotels: 5 - 10 % So many...The willingness of Bulgarians to accept 'others'.The kindness of the people.The sense of humor. The food!!!!

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  • Expat opinion of Varna region

    Hi I am an expat who has lived in Bulgaria for the last two years and spend my summers in the varna region. Golden Sands is a tidy resort and very safe, it is great value for money in comparison to the UK although your money will go a lot further if you are prepared to explore outside of the resort and go to Varna or any of the surrounding fishing...

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  • phone cards

    there are at least two phone card companies in bulgaria.would not surprise me if there was four or more. the cards for one company does not work on the other i was told at least i could not get it to work. also some cards only work automaticcally in a list of certain towns. to get them to work in towns not on the auto list you have to dial a...

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  • Bulgarians and christianity

    We are descendants of the Thracians - a culture known for its pagan cults and rituals. Christianity never had strong roots in our lands. Religion was forbidden and banned under Communism and churches were closed. And only since 1991 people are going back to Christ. My generation is not breeded with deep Catholic traditions like western europeans....

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  • Bulgarian village Chiflik. Tourism,...

    Chiflik is a village in North Bulgaria in the foods of Troyan Balkan with rich history and prosperitive tourism when tourists can spend a nice moments in the thick of the beautiful mountain nature in the resort complex.You can find more information here:http://chiflik-tourism.net/index_en.php The main sigh of Chiflik is mineral spring. The mineral...

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  • Borisova Gradina

    This is a part in the downtown of sofia, our capital. It is quite huge and great for walks.I'll add some pics. ;-)

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  • Visiting Bulgaria.

    Generally, it's great country to visit if you like nature. Small towns and villagies are interesting and friendly. Big cities are not. If you are there, visit Rila monastery. It's interesting and there's an unique wood carvings in the monastery museum. Except of that there’s almost nothing to see from architectural or historical point of view. So,...

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  • Buy Property in Bulgaria

    Here are the top resons why you should buy propery in Bulgaria , says "Foros" real estate agency:- Bulgaria has the lowest property prices in Europe,- the lowest property taxes,- Will join EU in 2007- Unique combination of amazing scenery , mountains ans sea , 4 seasons- has the lowest cost of living- 20% growth in tourism from last year- Stability...

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  • Laws of Bulgaria

    Laws of Bulgaria by of the Ministry of Economy and Energy www.mi.gouvernment.bg/norm/laws.html - Zakon za turizmaTranslated in english are :Law on the Control of Foreign Trade Activity in Arms and in Dual - Use Goods and Technologies Decree for Adoption of Regulation on Implementation of the Law on Control of the Foreign Trade Activity in Arms and...

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  • Money exchange

    You should try exchanging some money in the towns, and not in resorts. Varna is such an example, where the exchange rate is more convenient than in Golden Sands or even Balchik.

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  • Stara planina 1

    Me and other people from the group in front of some challets during our trek. Pics are taken in front of different chalets on our way. In this mountain you can see many nature reserves and many interesting historical places.You can see more info about mountains and all connected with mountains, on www.climbingguidebg.com

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  • Stara Planina

    Stara planina or The Balkans, is the longest mountain in bulgaria. It is part of Aples- Himalaya mountain range and it separates my country in northern and southern part. Its highest peak Botev, 2376 meters high which you see on first pic.On other pics I am on other places in this mountain. Last one is me in a cave in the ened of the trek which me...

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  • Bears in the mountains.

    One of the highlights of trekking in Bulgaria is to see bears in the wild. However if your interested, the Rhodopi and Rila mountains are the only areas where the bears live. The Pirin mountains is considered to be the most spectacular mountain range in Bulgaria, but bears dont reside there.

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  • Balchik

    This is the castle of the Romanian queen where she was waiting her love to come back after battles. I went there as a part of an conference of Colour group bulgaria with foreign participants and I had my second exhibition there. ;-)Here you will see:1. The chair where she was sitting to wait him and all the time starring at seaside for his ship....

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  • Religion

    The Black Sea. I will miss all those Scandinavian, German and English girls I met in Sunny Beach in 2004. :-) Well, it has nothing to do with this church in Sofia, but never mind. :-)

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  • Stara Planina 2

    Me and same people in front of the rest of challets in our trek On the third pic you can see very little on best challet in the whole country which is almost like a hotel. There were a french group together with us and all was clean, food was great and music perfect!

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  • Starosel Thracien tomb

    This is a place nest to the tomb where, undergound were found in sometihng like stone box but very big and deep, golden treasures and horse bones. (Sorry if I repeat the information!)

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  • The Thracien tombs...

    The Thracien tombs in Sveshtari are from 4 - 5 century B.C. like the other tombs about which i wrote. Sveshtari is in southeastern part of Bulgaria. The 'Teke' was a place for the Muslims in the past. Near it you can see many textile pieces which the people leave there and they wish something, placing them.Now it is a place for the visitors. Teketo...

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  • interactive map of Bulgaria

    The weblinks below are of two site that have interactive maps of BG in bulgarian and in english as well. Click on any place /city and it gives you further detailed map of that place.bgmapsdomino.bg

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  • Bulgaria Official Holidays 2006

    -- 3 March - Liberation from the Ottoman rule-- 24 May - Bulgarian Education and Culture, and Slavonic Literature Day-- 6 September - Unification Day-- 22 September - Independence DayEach of theese three official holidays will span across three days of the week, thus forming a long weekend. For 6 September it might be even longer.One of the days is...

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  • Fun times but watch for

    Explore the area outside any resort The people are friendly and a fountain of knowledge.If you like culture and history find a local who speaks a language you understand, You can learn so much of the fascinating history of the country.Also they will help you find the best places to go.

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  • Religion

    As I already said in my tip for the celebrating of name days in Bulgaria, the majority of the Bulgarians claim to be Orthodox Christians. This is proven by the official statistics showing the following distribution (as per the CIA World factbook):- Bulgarian Orthodox 82.6%, - Muslim 12.2%, - other Christian 1.2%, - other 4ut some of these people...

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