Bulgaria

Arriving in Bulgaria: First Impressions

May 21, 20138 Comments

We spent just over 3 weeks in Bulgaria, visiting Plovdiv, Bansko and Sofia. It’s not a long time to try and get to know a country, but no matter how hard you try it’s difficult not to form some opinions. Here we share some of our first impressions about Bulgaria based on our experiences. Bulgarian […]

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Sofia Two Days City Break

May 10, 20133 Comments

We had rested our aching skiing limbs for a few days in Bansko before we headed north to Bulgaria’s capital to see what we could find out about Sofia in two days.   We were looking forward to a bit more city exploring after Istanbul and Plovdiv had provided us with some real architectural and historical […]

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Bansko Ski Resort Prices

May 6, 20131 Comment

We set off by bus from Plovdiv after a very pleasant two days sightseeing amongst the Roman ruins and the very friendly locals.  Getting to Bansko from Plovdiv is easy, the buses at this time of year leave three times a day for the two and a half hour journey into the mountains of Pirin National Park, […]

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Bulgaria: Plovdiv Sightseeing

May 1, 20131 Comment

Plovdiv claims to be Bulgaria’s second city with modern shops and a booming cafe society at its centre.  However, the main reason for visiting Plovdiv is its historical past whose legacy remains today in the form of ancient Roman ruins and many well preserved buildings. Some say Plovdiv is one of the oldest cities in […]

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The Bus from Turkey to Bulgaria

April 26, 20130 Comments

We didn’t really want to leave Turkey, but plan to return once we’ve caught the backend of the ski season in one of Bulgaria’s top ski resorts, after a final stopover in Sofia. We decided to take the bus from Turkey into Bulgaria as this was the cheapest option. We will be spending a couple of […]

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