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The City on Nine...Eight...Seven...Six Hills

The majority of residents in Plovdiv claim that the city was built on seven hills, as shown in their coat-of-arms. However, a local I spent a few hours with today argued that there are actually nine hills around the city. 804 more words

2016: World Festival of Animated Film

The 12th edition of The World Festival of Animated Film will be held in Varna, Bulgaria between September 7 to September 11, 2016.

Again the Festival and Congress Centre halls in our sea capital will host a variety of animated events. 69 more words


The small things: Bulgarian Edition

Almost every summer, I go back to see my friends and family in Bulgaria. I always end up doing the same trip around the country – starting with Sofia, going to Plovdiv and then Krichim (a little farming village where my grandparents live). 297 more words

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Buzludzha, relic of the Soviet time

The Buzludzha Monument on the peak was built by the Bulgarian communist regime to commemorate the events in 1891 when the socialists led by Dimitar Blagoev assembled secretly in the area to form an organised socialist movement with the founding of the Bulgarian Social Democratic Party, a forerunner of the Bulgarian Communist Party. 158 more words


Eurotrip 2014: Part 2: Eastern Europe After Contiki

A Post by Brett:

As promised, I have broken my posts into two parts. The last one ended the day after Tyler and I said our goodbyes to the Contiki group after the tour ended. 3,020 more words

Brett And Alicia

Learning from a Whale

Ignorance is bliss. I hear this phrase a lot and it’s usually one that I hate. I’ve never found blocking out and ignoring reality to be a particularly useful coping mechanism nor a way to achieve long-term happiness; however, I’ve been reading a lot of Herman Melville’s… 433 more words


The Sofia miracle

Day 25 – Monday 22nd August – From Sofia to Idilevo (273km)

When I was planning this trip I saw a thread about Bulgaria in the… 1,751 more words