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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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The lighthouse at Cape Shabla – the easternmost point of Bulgaria

The lighthouse at Cape Shabla – the easternmost point of Bulgaria

  Where the road to the lighthouse at Shabla village ends, the easternmost point of Bulgaria starts: Cape Shabla. If one day you want to say t
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
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
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