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Karlovo is one of those places where size does not equal importance. Tucked between the Stara Planina and the Sredna Gora mountain ranges looks fairly unimpressive now, but in the 19th and early 20th centuries it produced a disproportionate number of men and women who influenced this nation's history.
Stunning landscapes, traditional architecture, strange museums, hidden stories outside Sofia, Plovdiv and Varna
Poet who lost an eye in the Great War, changed Bulgarian literature - and was assassinated for his beliefs
Ruins of Bulgaria's recent past are around every corner, inviting exploration. Contunues from issue 146
Not all ruins are created equal. Regarded as pinnacles of human imagination and dexterity, ancient sites such as the Parthenon, the Great Wall and Stonehenge get scores of tourists and are a source of pride for their home countries. Abandoned modern housing projects, hospitals and factories, however, are perceived as eyesores and as signs of bad planning, bad economic or political luck, a tragedy even. They are not the things a tourist authority includes in its promotional materials.