Most recent Bulgaria blog posts
From the world’s largest waterfall to incredible marine life, here are five amazing experiences you can have in Africa.
If you’re planning a trip to the Philippines, here are 10 things you should know before stepping on the plane.
We’re now well into 2019, but I wanted to share what I have in mind for Travelling Tom for the rest of the year.
To see everything I got up to and to see what you can do on a trip to Slovenia’s capital, Ljubljana, watch my 180 second guide
As 2016 came to a close, I decided to throw together a video to give you a little insight into what I got up to in my first year of travelling each and every month.
You’ll already know that London, Paris and Tokyo serve up some of the world’s best food, but here are seven cheaper and less-crowded alternatives that are just as appetising.
Christmas is only 10 days away, and if you’re still looking to buy for the traveller in your life, here’s a guide on what (and what not) to get.
Despite being greeted by rough outskirts littered with bullet holes, I was pleasantly surprised by what I found, I was pleasantly surprised by what I found in Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina.
Watch to see what I got up to when I travelled to Belgrade in December 2016, where I spent two days cramming in sights and seeing what Serbia’s biggest city had to offer.
Nothing says feel-good like a trip to one of these happy-go-lucky nations. How many have you been to?
Travelling to Thailand next summer? Here are three destinations you won’t want to miss.
After being inspired by a fellow travel blogger, I made a list of the places I hope to visit in 2019.
There is always an opportunity to capture new experiences and memories, so why not grab your essentials, pack them up and transform an upcoming weekend into a short holiday?
My blog is three today, so I’ve compiled a list of my favourite travel experiences over the past 12 months.
If you want to see exactly what we got up to in Minsk, Belarus, one of Europe’s most intriguing capitals, watch this travel vlog.
Here’s a look at a variety of devices that will help make getting through your next flight that little bit easier.
We got podcast five up and running following some technical issues and talked about our political views (saucy), drone flying (scary) and how we overcame a long and frustrating day (angry).
While sprawling metropolises are headline acts in Europe, there are plenty of smaller destinations which pack a big punch without the crowds
Travelling for work leaves little time to explore, travelling to catch up with friends can be hectic, but travelling with the intention of catching a sporting event is a different kettle of fish. Here are some sporting experiences you can try on your travels.
This week we were delighted to welcome another guest onto the show and were joined by Kieren from GotMyBackpack. Kieren has been blogging since the start of the year and talked to us about his first few months as a travel blogger.
Malta is an island with several fantastic cities, all brimming with history and culture. Here’s where you need to visit on a Maltese holiday.
Australia’s Gold Coast hosted the Commonwealth Games earlier this year, but which other Commonwealth destinations are great for a holiday?
The Empire State Building, Statue of Liberty and One World Trade Centre are some of New York’s most popular attractions, but what does it have to offer away from the crowds? Here’s a look.
Eastern Europe is a hotbed of safe, lively and fascinating city break destinations which are, largely, unspoilt by tourists. Here are five of the best.
Whether it’s for survival, necessity or practicality - here are six essentials you need in your travel bag.
Cherries are one of the best ways to fight off the effects of jet lag, and here you can find out why…
September is here, and that means autumn is here - so check out these brilliant destinations that are perfect for this time of year.
Whether you like to decide between red, black and green on roulette or pull the arm of a slot machine, I’ve rounded up some of the top destinations for those who enjoy casinos.
From Iceland’s ring road to following the Danube - here’s a selection of the best road trips in Europe.
eurochange gave me the chance to try out their Multi-Currency Cash Passport in Amsterdam last month. Here’s what I thought.
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The Republic of Bulgaria is a country in southeast Europe bordered by Romania to the north, Serbia and Macedonia to the west, Greece and Turkey to the south and the Black Sea to the east. Throughout its history Bulgaria has been ruled by the Greeks, Celts, Romans and Huns, but the emergence of a unified Bulgarian state dates back to the establishment of the first Bulgarian Empire in 681 AD.
In more recent times, Bulgaria has been influenced by the Soviet rule of neighbouring countries and a communist ideology – that was until 1989 when then-leader Todor Zhivkov resigned and the country started its transition to a parliamentary democracy. In 2007 the country became the 26th member of the European Union alongside Romania and is also a part of NATO and the United Nations.
Its main centres for tourism are cities such as Sofia and Plovdiv, as well as its ski centre in Borovets and the coastal resort of Sunny Beach.
Did you know?
In Bulgaria, a shake of the head means yes, and nodding means no.
The Cyrillic alphabet, which is still used by Russia, former Soviet nations and throughout the Balkans was invented by two monks, Cyril and Methodius, during the First Bulgarian Empire in the 10th century.
Bulgaria is the only country in Europe that hasn’t changed its name since it was first established – which happened in 681 AD.
Bulgaria produces as much as 85% of the world’s rose oil – a key component in most perfumes.
Bulgaria sided with the Nazis during the Second World War, yet its population of over 40,000 Jewish people were spared the horrors of the Holocaust as the Bulgarian Orthodox Church, politicians and citizens took a stand against any proposed deportation.