Tuesday, 05 September 2017 13:32

UP AT SHIPKA

For the modern traveller, the Stara Planina is probably Bulgaria's greatest geographical obstacle: a massive mountain range, crossed by narrow passes which are slow, full of bends, and often closed in winter. In the past, however, the Stara Planina was an effective natural protection against enemies. One of its major passes, by the 1,326-metre Shipka Peak, is one of the best examples.

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Monday, 31 July 2017 13:41

ALL ALONG BYALA REKA

Even before the day trippers have started their descent to Byala Reka, or White River, their uneven melody precedes them. After a while the singers themselves appear, hikers whose tiredness testifies that they have seen much more than just the Byala Reka Eco-Path.

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Friday, 28 April 2017 13:38

ZGORIGRAD FORGOTTEN TRAGEDY

Remains of mining disaster linger on near Vratsa

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Thursday, 08 September 2016 11:58

KALOFER

Kalofer is one of those places that all who'd rather avoid Bulgaria's highway pass en route between Sofia and Burgas, yet few bother to stop, and even fewer stay on. From a certain standpoint, this is positive. It keeps mass tourism confined to the highway, away form the town huddled in the foothills of Mount Botev, once known as Ümrükçal, which means Fist Mount – Stara Planina’s tallest summit at 2,376 metres. Kalofer is a pearl you will fall in love with. But to discover it, you need to make an effort.

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Tuesday, 02 September 2014 13:51

FROM WHENCE THE KAMCHIYA SPRINGS

Major river breaks out in Stara Planina, heading towards Black Sea

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Wednesday, 02 July 2014 11:45

YOU SNOOZE, YOU LOOSE

Places and experiences in Bulgaria best enjoyed with sun's first rays

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Tuesday, 03 June 2014 11:43

TRYAVNA

Balkan town offers slice of (almost) intact Revival Period spirit

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Tuesday, 05 November 2013 13:47

UP IN THE SKY

Anevo Kale fortress hangs between paragliders and history-seekers

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Wednesday, 12 December 2012 12:19

DAN KOLOFF

Bulgarian village boy hits big time in USA

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Thursday, 03 May 2012 09:46

BOZHENTSI

Bucolic village turns into top hot spot for 'agro' tourism

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