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Closer to space: The Bulgarian mountain village of Orehovo

Closer to space: The Bulgarian mountain village of Orehovo

With the very first steps you take in the village Orehovo, you realize that you haven’t traveled just roads - you’ve traveled back in time. In the cen
The Bulgarian village Kovachevitsa where time stopped

The Bulgarian village Kovachevitsa where time stopped

  It’s as if time in the Bulgarian village of Kovachevitsa stopped more than a century ago. The village keeps the spirit of the olden days, whe
Secret places in Bulgaria: the chapel overlooking a submerged village

Secret places in Bulgaria: the chapel overlooking a submerged village

The challenge: Discover the legend of the chapel overlooking the submerged village of Pchelintsi in Bulgaria There are many submerged villages in Bul
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
Get your adrenaline pumping at Adventure Outdoor Fest in Jerma Canyon

Get your adrenaline pumping at Adventure Outdoor Fest in Jerma Canyon

Тhere are a handful of rivers on the Balkan Peninsula that deserve your special attention. The Jerma (or Erma in Bulgarian) is one of them, with its g
Turkish cuisine – menu ideas for beginners

Turkish cuisine – menu ideas for beginners

Seeing as travel and food always go hand-in-hand, let’s set off on a mouthwatering adventure through a country known for its curious and diverse natio
Go trail running on a route full of Macedonian legends

Go trail running on a route full of Macedonian legends

If you love running and haven't visited the tiny Balkan state of Macedonia yet, here is the perfect chance to enrich your life with a new destination,
How to practice aylyak in Bulgaria and be happy

How to practice aylyak in Bulgaria and be happy

Aylyak is an untranslatable Bulgarian word* that could roughly be defined as: “The art of not giving a sh*t, doing everything at a relaxed pace and n
Dubrovnik – first time visitor’s attractions

Dubrovnik – first time visitor’s attractions

Surrounded by nearly two kilometers of ancient walls, keeping the memories of its former glory, Dubrovnik is one of those small cities that know how t
Visit these 5 little-known but great places in Romania

Visit these 5 little-known but great places in Romania

Although organized trips and guidebooks might have mapped out a standard route of the Romanian landscape (usually including Bucharest – Brasov – Sinai
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