Monday, 04 June 2018 14:23

GREEN BLACK SEA

Blooming phytoplankton changes sea colour in June, spawning tall tales and conspiracy theories

Published in High Beam

Even the most fascinating archaeological site is nothing more than an accumulation of stones if its history and contexts remain unknown. This May, for two days, historians, archaeologists, restorers and experts in other fields shared their findings and ideas about the Bishop's Basilica of Philippopolis at a scientific conference in Plovdiv.

Published in Bulgaria Society
Monday, 04 June 2018 14:02

DIMITROVGRAD BEYOND CHALGA

Bulgaria's largest open air bazaar brings life to textbook example of Stalinist architecture

Published in High Beam
Monday, 04 June 2018 13:50

MONASTERIES OF VELIKO TARNOVO

In the most glorious years of its past, when it was the capital of mediaeval Bulgaria, from 1185-1393, Veliko Tarnovo was a centre of military power and political intrigue, of busy commerce and even busier administrators. It was also the seat of the patriarch, the head of the Bulgarian Church. Surrounded by his staff and underlings, he presided over a vast network of churches, monasteries and scriptoria.

Published in High Beam
Friday, 04 May 2018 13:22

MYSTERY PEAK

Was half-human Egyptian Goddess 'buried' in Strandzha?

Published in High Beam
Friday, 04 May 2018 13:04

CARS OF COMMUNISM

Still braving Bulgaria's roads

Published in High Beam
Friday, 04 May 2018 12:53

BULGARIA'S CLOCKTOWERS

Gems of 19th-century workmanship dot large and small towns

Published in High Beam
Friday, 04 May 2018 12:40

NYMPHS OF KASNAKOVO

Ancient Roman shrine devoted to healing water still attracts patronage

Published in High Beam
Monday, 02 April 2018 15:51

LIONS OF BULGARIA

Most countries in the world have adopted an animal to symbolise what their nations think of themselves. Australia has the emu, South Africa the springbok. Canada has the beaver, China the panda. In Europe, the countries are almost equally divided between those – Germany, Poland, Albania and so on – which cherish the eagle as its national animal, often putting it on their coats-of-arms. Then there is Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Belgium and of course England which venerate the lion. Bulgaria belongs to the second group.

Published in High Beam
Monday, 02 April 2018 15:46

KRUSHUNA WATERFALLS

With its rolling hills and uninspiring towns, the central part of northern Bulgaria appears unexciting and dull, a place you pass through on your way to somewhere else. However, as so often happens in Bulgaria, appearances are deceiving. Leave the main road and you will discover that the rolling hills hide intriguing natural phenomena.

Published in High Beam
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Society

WHEN A ROSE IS NOT EXACTLY A ROSE

WHEN A ROSE IS NOT EXACTLY A ROSE

Grim reality of Bulgarian rose pickers at loggerheads with picture postcard images

Vagabond Interviews

CONVIVIALITÉ AS A BUSINESS AND RAISON D'…

CONVIVIALITÉ AS A BUSINESS AND RAISON D'ÊTRE

Jelena Lalic, CEO of Pernod Ricard Bulgaria, on how to have perfect blend between pleasure and responsible consumption

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