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Bulgaria fire dancing: Uncovering the secrets of the nestinari

Bulgaria fire dancing: Uncovering the secrets of the nestinari

Bare feet. Glowing coals. Strandzha Mountain's star-filled sky in the northern border area of Bulgaria. The date is 3 June every year. The plac
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 winter solstice idea: a December ritual

The winter solstice idea: a December ritual

The challenge: layer up in warm clothes and greet the sunrise on the day of the winter solstice. It's way easier to celebrate the summer solstice –
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