Over 100 readers, advertisers, colleagues, partners and friends joined us in the celebration of our 100th issue; in Sofia, on 15 December 2014. The party was held at the offices of the America for Bulgaria Foundation, which supports our High Beam section. Some of the guests are pictured below.
Yambol photographer Toti Badzhakov was awarded the Vagabond Special Prize at the 10th exhibition of photography of mummers in 2014. This year's 11th salon will open in the Yambol City Gallery in March, 2015.
On the strictly guarded fringes of Communist Bulgaria Chepintsi, in the Rhodope, still remembers life and death, escape attempts and paranoia
Technicolor murals, claustrophobic spaces and 'miracle-working' icons coexist in one of Bulgaria's most popular traditional villages
Bulgaria does not have many forts and castles – at least not in comparison to Scotland or Romania – and there are good historical reasons for that. Still, it does have a few, charming reminders of the Middle Ages and before that locals and visitors alike take in with awe and inspiration based on the mysteries of the distant past.