All posts tagged: Bulgaria

view of Lovech from the fortress

Exploring Lovech Old Town

Bulgaria is dotted with small towns. Many of them have ‘old towns’ – entire neighbourhoods preserved  from modern development. Lovech is a charming town which boasts a wooden covered bridge, which is one of only three of its kind in Europe! Once you cross the […]

2 comments
stone fence and flowers in Zheravna

Tale of Stone and Wood

On the southern slopes of the Balkan range in Bulgaria lies the village of Zheravna. A tale of stone and wood, this place has not changed since the 19th century. It is a magical place, faraway from modern civilisation. All houses have traditional architecture dating […]

5 comments
Blossoming tree at Troyan Monastery

Sacred Beauty

There is something really enchanting about monasteries in the Balkans. Last week I did a day trip to Troyan Monastery. Religion can be a very personal and sensitive subject and I try not to publish photos of churches normally. But no matter what your religion is, I […]

Leave a comment
balkan skewer

Balkan Delights

If you would like to taste really delicious Bulgarian food you will have to travel from the capital. Although Sofia has several very good traditional restaurants, it is best to try it in an authentic setting and close to nature. I have chosen to show […]

Leave a comment
Country road in Bulgaria

Country Living

After my trip to Ireland I have been spending time in the country. My hometown is in a very remote area in the foot of the Balkan range. My family has a restored old Bulgarian house, which is just the perfect rustic retreat. All made […]

3 comments
Annette restaurant garden

Moroccan Treat

Being at the crossroads of east and west, Bulgaria has a taste for other cultures and cuisines, which here comes very naturally. If you like experimenting with ethnic cuisines, you will be happy to discover Sofia is full of such restaurants. Annette is a Moroccan restaurant […]

3 comments
Bulgarian travel flatlay

Summer of Travel

I have a big announcement to make. I am taking the summer off and I will be travelling around Bulgaria! I feel the need to leave behind the vanity and pressure of the big city and explore some places I have never visited. Living in […]

2 comments
Tryavna clocktower

Discovering Tryavna

Hidden between wood-covered slopes in Bulgaria’s Balkan mountains, lies the town of Tryavna. Generally unknown to the world, and maybe for the better, this little town has preserved the true Bulgarian spirit for centuries, maintaining a tradition for arts and crafts long before the liberation of Bulgaria from the Ottoman empire. […]

5 comments
forest in Balkan mountains

Picnic in the Forest

Picnic in a spring forest near a crystal-clear mountain river. You cannot put a price on that. I’d pick that over the most exquisite restaurant. Bulgaria with its mountains and land covered by thick broad leaved forests is full of perfect picnic spots like this […]

3 comments
street in Kapana Plovdiv

Plovdiv’s Creative District

A future 2019 European Capital of Culture and the oldest inhabited city in Europe, Plovdiv should be on your travel list for this year. That’s right Plovdiv is older than Athens and Constantinople and has not stopped living and breathing a multitude of cultures throughout the centuries. Apart from […]

2 comments

Blue Sea Paradise

Sinemorets is a village on the Black Sea near the border with Turkey. I spent most of last week there. After seeing some drone footage of it earlier, I really wanted to go because there is nothing like a combination of sea and beautiful nature […]

2 comments

Hadji Nikoli Inn

Less than three hours from Sofia, in Veliko Tarnovo, is the Hadji Nikoli Inn. This is where we went for dinner on our first night in Tarnovo.  The restaurant is housed in a building of cultural and historic significance, the former inn of a rich Turnovo […]

Leave a comment