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Travel articles, guides, travel tips, unusual things to do, travel challenges and secret places in the Balkans

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Dimitrovgrad and the biggest bench in Bulgaria

Dimitrovgrad and the biggest bench in Bulgaria

While passing through the center of the Bulgarian city of Dimitrovgrad, you can’t help but feel like a Lilliputian who has somehow escaped from Gulliv ...
Sleep in a neolithic house in Chavdar, Bulgaria

Sleep in a neolithic house in Chavdar, Bulgaria

The challenge: take a walk in the shoes of a prehistoric person and spend the night in one of these Neolithic huts in Bulgaria. You don’t need a time ...
7 unusual things to do in Plovdiv, Bulgaria (+map)

7 unusual things to do in Plovdiv, Bulgaria (+map)

The challenge: don't leave Plovdiv before discovering its quirky side Plovdiv is one of the oldest cities in the world and one of Bulgaria's best cit ...
Demir Baba Teke – a holy place in Bulgaria for 3,000 years

Demir Baba Teke – a holy place in Bulgaria for 3,000 years

The challenge: Discover one of the most sacred spots in Bulgaria where people of all religions are welcome, although the site itself is an Alevi shrin ...
The Rose Valley, Bulgaria: Wake up to pick roses at dawn

The Rose Valley, Bulgaria: Wake up to pick roses at dawn

The challenge: Wake up before dawn to join the rose picking ritual in the Rose Valley in Bulgaria A visit to the Rose Valley in Bulgaria in May and J ...
See the Stob Pyramids in Bulgaria at sunset

See the Stob Pyramids in Bulgaria at sunset

The challenge: see the Stob Pyramids in a different light - they are especially beautiful at sunset or by moonlight. Just 100 km from Bulgaria's capi ...
Niš, Serbia: 6 fun and unusual things to do (for very cheap or free)

Niš, Serbia: 6 fun and unusual things to do (for very cheap or free)

The challenge: discover the Serbian city of Niš (Nish) through its stories, peculiar facts and unusual attractions Niš (pronounced Neesh) is the thir ...
Explore Belgrade in 13 easy drinks

Explore Belgrade in 13 easy drinks

Serbia’s chaotic capital is renowned for having one of the most vibrant nightlife scenes in Europe. For many visitors, the Belgrade experience passes ...
7 Bulgarian wines to taste (and what to eat with them)

7 Bulgarian wines to taste (and what to eat with them)

Which Bulgarian local wines and grape varietals should you know and what traditional dishes should you add to them for a perfect local gourmet experie ...
7 unique and unusual things to do in Sibiu, Romania (+map)

7 unique and unusual things to do in Sibiu, Romania (+map)

Sibiu is one of the most idyllic places to live according to a 2008 Forbes publication, and while I haven't lived there myself, I can at least swear i ...
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