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Erected on a Central Balkan mountain ridge offering fantastic vistas to both the southern Balkan fields and its hilly outreaches into Northern Bulgaria, this site is home to Communism's grandest and possibly least useful monument.
With the economic crisis raging, Britons wishing to sell their Bulgarian properties outnumber those wishing to buy
Leave two euros behind. This is the entrance fee for the Nekromanteion of Ephyra, the best known gateway to the underworld and оracle of the dead in antiquity
It's not exactly Banksy, but Sofia's new generation of socially conscious graffii are refreshing to behold
Bread and Salt
At official ceremonies in Bulgaria guests are often greeted by an offering of bread and salt. In accordance with tradition, the guest must tear off a piece of bread, dip it in the salt and swallow it. Afterwards he must produce a ripe tomato from his pocket, take a bite and offer it to the host as a gesture of friendship. Never attend ceremonial occasions unprepared – that is, without a tomato in your pocket.