June 2, 2018

The 10 Best Things to Do in Plovdiv If You Only Have One Day

Plovdiv is a vibrant, changing and opening to the world city by the day. Many people are lucky enough to have chosen to take the day trip to Plovdiv (even though we consider a trip to Plovdiv to be sufficient if it’s for at least two or three days), but nonetheless – we have prepared the 10 things to do and see in Bulgaria’s second-largest city for all our day-trip-friends! 1. Take a walk around the City garden! The City garden (Tsar Simeon’s garden) is one of the biggest parks in the center of the city. If you want to  feel the local vibe – that’s one of the best places. Young people playing the guitar and drinking beer, elderly men playing chess and gossiping about others really make the place feel authentic. 2. Go to Kapana (the Trap)! Our very special neighborhood in the center of the city! Everybody will tell you to go there – you will find delicious meals, prepared by local chefs,  hundreds of craft beers […]
June 4, 2016
10 Quick Facts about Bulgaria you Might not Know

QUICK FACTS ABOUT BULGARIA

So, you are curious about this small country on the Balkans? Just find a comfortable chair and set aside a couple of minutes, because we have some Quick Facts about Bulgaria for you. Quick facts about Bulgaria: 1. The territory of Bulgaria  Bulgaria has a territory of 110,994 square kilometers. The form of our land can easily remind you of a lion. Just use your vivid imagination! 2. Biggest Cities Sofia is the capital city. Plovdiv is the second-largest city followed by Varna and Burgas. Find more about the lovely Bulgarian cities by joining our tours! 3. Musala Musala is 2,925m (9,596ft) in height and is in the Rila Mountain in southwestern Bulgaria. Its name literally means ‘Near God’. That is the highest peak not only in the country but also in the entire Balkan Peninsula.  4. Raysko praskalo If you adore the mountainous area that is your place because Raysko praskalo is an ideal route for those who are into hiking. ! This is the highest waterfall in Bulgaria and what is more – it […]
February 14, 2015
Valentine's day

St. Valentine’s Day all over the world

The Bulgarian equivalent to St. Valentine’s Day in Bulgaria The romantic tradition of St. Valentine’s Day was set centuries ago. The ancient Romans celebrated ‘The Day of Love’ on 14th February, praying to the Goddess of marriage and motherhood Junona. Unmarried girls wrote letters and put it in a deep box and the man who brought it out became her husband. Nowadays, the holiday is celebrated all over the world. In Japan and South Korea St. Valentine’s Day dates back to the 1930s. In Japan, only men receive gifts on that day and the holiday for women is on 14th March, named ‘The White Day’. In contrast to Japan, in Korea men celebrate the ‘The Black Day’ on which they gather together and drink alcohol. Denmark has a different tradition – on 14th February the men give a present of dry white flowers to their loved ones. Germans associate the day with insanity and consider St. Valentine the protector of mad people – which is why they decorate hospitals for […]