Category Archives: Travel in Bulgaria

Hot drinks and warm feelings

A few years ago I had the misfortune of living with Creepy J. He was creepy in 2 senses of the word. One night, I woke up in the middle of the night to find that a) he had creeped … Continue reading

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A singular issue

This weekend I went to the Black Sea with my friend Q. We had a lovely time, despite the fact that there were record temperatures and I am now severely burnt. Q is female, but depending on who was interested/available … Continue reading

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Colour me happy

A flash of colour, natural or not, can really brighten up my day. So here are three colourful Bulgarian sights that put me in a good mood: 1. Martenitsi In March, Bulgarians exchange red and white martenitsi (from the word ‘Mart’ … Continue reading

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Water, water everywhere, Nor any drop to drink

Things you should know about the spa town of Sapareva Banya, around 15 km from Dupnitsa: There is a geyser in the town centre. I’m talking a water feature rather than a cool dude, although it is pretty awesome. Strangely … Continue reading

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Can-do attitude

They fuck you up, your mum and dad. They may not mean to, but they do. They fill you with the faults they had And add some extra, just for you. – From This Be the Verse by Philip Larkin I like … Continue reading

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Mail on rails

Today’s award for public sector innovation goes to Sofia Municipal Council for their resource efficiency initiative. Why have a tram AND a postbox, when you can combine the two? At least they attached the postbox to the tram, and not … Continue reading

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When the empire struck back…

Since I was writing about modern protests yesterday, it seems only appropriate to tell you about my trip to Koprivshtitsa at the weekend, as it’s the location of one of the most famous rebellions in Bulgarian history. If you ever go to … Continue reading

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