Speed, passion and motors – Bulgaria

Hello to all. I guess this is not your first time on this site. If it is, I hope you will bring next time some friends with you.This post is meant to be a little bit different. Yes, this is a blog about travelling and tourism , but I would like to show you some different points and angles of my lovely country.

People in Bulgaria, no matter young or old , do live riding motors. No matter, if this is a super -speed one, or just old motor, who is driven , just simple for the passion to drive a motor. Also in Bulgaria, in Sevlievo there is held a tour of cross-country motors World Championship. I also have a friend who is driving a cross-country motor, just going with some other “crazy heads” and jumping down the slopes of Stara Planina mountain.

Why did I mention passion? If you are not doing anything without passion, then it does not worth doing it. Passion is that secret spice, that gives live a special taste. When you cross the borders of my country , you will definitely feel that special passion.

Not on the last place, there are special meeting held for lovers all type of motors from all around Europe. If you are travelling by car, there is not an accident if you see a group on men and women , driving new motors or just some Harley Davidson’s.

We do also have in Bulgaria, rock bands on motors. When you  see those guys, the title of the post and the feeling to see such groups makes you shiver. They are wild, free and speed and honor are their main motives and driving powers for living.

Bulgaria is an amazing place, you just have to come and see it with your eyes. But the most important thing is to feel it with your heart. When you feel it with your heart, than the meaning and existing of my blog , will become huge and important not only for me 🙂

What is your hotel ?

Hello dear travelers , readers and visitor of my blog about Bulgaria. When you want and like to explore something, you want to explore it deep inside, to know everything about the object you dreamed of. Not on the last place, the most important is where you plan to stay and for how long.

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In my lovely country , there are plenty of wonderful hotels, to be seen, visited and stayed at. No matter what choice will be: near the see, at our wonderful mountains , or our capital Sofia and the see one -Varna, you have a great range of hotels.

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This post is here to ask you some questions, why not to be your guide line or guide friend :)Usually no one likes  to be or get advised about anything. I will try to be that person, you will try to point you out some milestones and interesting stuff, which I had learned during my work at hotels and as I had traveled around Europe. Let’s try to make a list of criteria or questions, which would guide us to the perfect choice:

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  1. How much means do we have to spent during the stay ? To be in the best hotel , does not mean that we have given all of our budget for it. Usually when you buy you self a luxurious stay, you buy yourself time.
  2. What about the noise? If we are staying in a big city, where is the perfect place to be: in the center or in the suburbs.
  3. All –inclusive hotels , are the best choices for business trips or BB( bad and breakfast) is just fine?
  4. How often do we like to see “smiles” on the faces of the stuff? This is my main key to hotels, which I like to come back. Smile sell, invites, welcomes and gives pleasure all the time, you see it and you feel it is from the heart.
  5. What about the little hotels  in villages, like the ones we have in Bulgaria? Everything is home made, there is no noise in the small villages and the perfect nature, also the hospitality of the owners of the hotels. It is a choice,that always is a winning one at the end.
  6. Do you like and are aware and keen that the hotel should definitely have pool , SPA and fitness? Sometimes fitness is just fine. But the times had changed and most of the people like the SPA procedures, who prevent  them for the every day stress.
  7. Before you go to any new destination, do some research about the food. As I had ensured you, the food in Bulgaria is simply the best. In one of the hotels , I used to work it, there was a guy from US who ate 10 salads a day, just because he liked the taste of our tomatoes, cucumbers, peppers and species. You just have to come and try if by yourself.
  8. Does and advice from a friend count? It is a knife , who may comes back to you. If it a first time stay, may advice is to take the risk. Bet on zero, close your eyes and take all the perfect emotions , that will follow.

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This is was all for now from me. See you soon in the next article. If you do hesitate to come, just do some small steps: write Bulgaria in all the favorite search sites you know and then become to explore with smile. If you are still hesitating, read the previous posts of mine. Wish you a splendid day 🙂

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10 reasons to visit Bulgaria

It is nice to meet you again. It is very interesting and responsible, when you advertise your own country. It is normal to love your birth place, to love the waves in the sea, to love the smell in the air, when the seasons are changing. It is also normal, to want to see many people visiting your country, and when coming back to their places, to tell their relatives and friends in what amazing place, they had been.

Everyone loves his country. It is the time and place to give you 10 reason, which when you read , you will be definitely in a status packing luggage and checking availability in different hotels in Sofia, Varna, Plovdiv and Burgas.

  1. If this is your first time , you are coming to these places in Eastern Europe, you will notice that the alphabet it different. It is Cyrillic , crated by the Cyril and Methodius brothers, which were canonized as saints from the Bulgarian Orthodox Church. This is the alphabet also of Russians, Ukraininas and sometimes Serbs write on it. This alphabet is something very unique and special, but we will have long post about it sometime in the near future.
  2. All 4 seasons can be seen in my country. Spring is one of the most beautiful ones, with the blossom of all the trees , with the melt of the snow , high in the mountains and the singing of the birds in Bulgarian villages. Summer is not that long ( last 3-4 months) , but it is very beautiful and with many places to go on Black Sea and also hotels in the mountains with Spa and Polls( Bankso, Raloz and Borovetz). In the autumn, you can take a car, i.e rent one and go travelling around the country, you will like it definitely. In winter time, you can drive ski in many places , in our wonderful mountains.
  3. Bulgarian hospitality, it is something very common and good -known. When you are a guest in a Bulgarian house, you will fell like a “king”.
  4. Cultural and historical heritage. Bulgaria is in top 10 places in the World for a cultural and historical places and monuments.
  5. Lakes, rivers , Danube, mineral springs and Black sea. We- humans are created that way, that we love water. One magnificent place, which you should visit is Velingrad, with many Spa Hotels, with mineral spring water and wonderful meals served at the restaurants of the hotels.
  6. Covered bridge in Lovech, it is very common like the one in Florence. Also the city is nice to be seen and photoed.
  7. Amphitheater in Plovdiv and the “tepeta “. This theater is from Roman epoch and there are many concerts and festival done in it. “Tepe” – these are the hills above Plovdiv. Also the ancient town of Plovdiv is magnificent one.
  8. Karlovo, Koprivshitca , Panagiurishte, Kalofer and Sopot – the craddle of Bulgarian Revolution agans Ottoman Yoke. In these places many Bulgarian revolution leadrs have been born like : Vasil Levsi, Hristo Botev and the writer Ivan Vazov( the brother of Ivan Vazov was one on the best generals after the liberation in 1878 from the Turskish Yoke).
  9. To see the many and lovely monasteries all around the country : Rila monastery, Troyan monastery, Bachkovo monastery and the Cathedral in Sofia – ST. Alexander Nevsky.
  10. To eat home-made cheese, banitza , sausage and salads. To taste Bulgaria.

If you enjoyed this post, I will be more than happy to see you in my country. To love Bulgaria is something very special. I wish you all , to feel this …

Green is the color

I had spoken several years ago with a friend of mine, an English guy and he said “You have everything here in Bulgaria, but the most beautiful and touching thing is the ” green” all around you“. As all of you perfectly now, this color gives relax and brings harmony to our souls.

As I said in some previous article in this blog, there are numerous mountains and mountain chains in Bulgaria. The biggest one is Stara Planina ( Old Mountain) . She is splitting Bulgaria on two and ends at Sea side – Emine ( at Black sea). If you are a keen mountain walker or just explorer , I promise you that love will be the first feeling , when you see some of our mountains.

Another magnificent mountain is Rila . There are the so popular ” 7 Rila Lakes” . When you go to mountain top, you feel the power of creation , the magic of feeling your inner harmony and power. People often go there, to purify themselves and to clear their lungs.

What about the forests in Bulgaria? The landscape is thus made, that even in the valley there is many green color and many forests. You should just travel some day from Sofia to Varna, or from Sofia to Karlovo and to see what I am meaning. The landscape is that picturesque, so many foreigners had bought themselves houses in the mountains or villages close to mountains.

Not forgetting to mention Rodopi mountain. This is the place , where the famous Spartacus was born as a member of thracian tribe. Also in this mountains there are many mineral springs.

If you find this article interesting, browse and ask who ever you wish or remember about Bulgaria. You cannot love it, if you do not come and feel it with your hearts and eyes !

 

Black Sea – Bulgarian diamond

It is nice to meet you again. The blog is new and very young, but this does not have to bother you. Every good and big things, had begun from a single step and just a small idea. As I previously mentioned, I would like to introduce you to all splendid and very attractive places and cities in Bulgaria.

The summer is sweeping softly away, but this is not a reason to mourn. Next one will come in a year. While you are waiting and have not planned where to go in the next summer, I will give you hints and clues about Bulgarian sea-side. You might have traveled the world, Europe, Asia or South America, but it worth trying to come and see. Follow my next lines and take a note :

  1. Kaliakra and Balchik: these towns are situated on the north side of Bulgarian sea-side close to Romanian border. Near Kaliakra and Balchik there are many interesting cliffs and golf-spa hotels. The golf tourism had became very popular in the last few years.
  2. Zlatni Piasuci( Golden Sands) and Albena : two wonderfull summer resorts, with nice pools, clean see and many 4 and 5 stars hotels. In these resorts you may see visitors from all around the world.
  3. Varna – the sea capital of Bulgaria. Very beautiful and attractive city. There you may also visit Aladja Monastery -it is an ancient church built in the rocks. Also near Varna is a place called ” Pobitite Kamuni”. It is very similar to Stone Hendge. Once upon a time the see was very deep in the terriroty of Bulgaria, but it went away and those stones are the remaining of an old se.
  4. Sluntchev briag ( Sunny beach) : one of the most popular and well-known see resort in Bulgaria.You just have to see and share what you have experienced.
  5. Burgas – second biggest city at the sea -side after Varna. Very nice and modern city. It is very clean and tidy. There are many hotels, malls and places to eat , walk and have fun. Also there is a concert going on each summer called ” The spirit of Burgas”. This year honorable guest was Robie Williams.
  6. Kavaci , Smokinia, Gradina : camping places , where you can have great fun ad time. Especially if you like surfing , kiting . There are numerous bars and cafes , where you can feel the total relax.
  7. Sozopol, Pomorie, Primorsko, Nesebur : small , but very beautiful towns of the sea side of Bulgaria, where you can feel the Bulgarian atmosphere. In Sozopol , each year there is a cultural festival held, called ” Apolonia”.

If everything sounded good and attractive to you, contact your agency or friend , who had recently been here. You will love Bulgaria, I promise you.

Why to choose Bulgaria?

This blog will be about my country, about where I live , about where I will die, about where my child is growing and my wife and friends are living and making my life so beautiful and incredible. This is my country -Bulgaria. This is a place with history of over several thousand years. If you did not now, Bulgaria was the 4th country established in ancient Europe. The Cyril and Methodius brother who had invented the Cyrillic alphabet are also Bulgarians. The inventor of the PC – John Atanasov also  origins from my lovely country.

I can speak four hours about this wonderful place on Earth, about my Eden. I hope this also will come one day, your paradise. Yes, dear visitor and reader: paradise is where you feel better and where hearts drives you to. If we do not listen to our hearts , then we are lost. We have become to robots , who are doing their routine business.

There are hundreds of interesting and amazing countries all around the Globe, but I will try to give you my point of view and to explain you why should come and see:

1.Nature in Bulgaria is more than beautiful. We have numerous mountains : Rila, Pirin, Stara Planina, Rodopi , Strandja, Sakar and Vitosha ( the mountain near Sofia). You can go there for skiing or just enjoy the peace and inner relax.

2. Welcome to our sea – Black sea. There are many resorts on it , which deserve to be seen and stayed at : Zlatni Piasuci, Sluntchev Briag, Sozolop, Kiten , Primorsko, Sinemorez, Lozenetez. Also not forgetting to mention Varna and Burgas, the biggest cities on sea side.

3. You should taste our splendid cuisine with numerous dishes , salads and home made specialties. Every region in my country has its wonderful dishes. When you eat salad , you should definitely try it with “rakia” It is liquor common to vodka, but home made with taste of plumb , apple or grape.

4. When speaking of grapes, you should try the popular and world known Bulgarian wines. It is popular nowadays the so called “wine tourism”. I will keep in secret some good red and white wines. When you come to my country , you should taste and get convinced in my words.

5. Bulgarian folklore music is unbelievable. ” The mystery of Bulgarian voices ” – this is a group, a vocal one which goes on concert all around the globe. Valia Balkanska with here song ” Izleial e Delio haidutin( Went out Deljo the rebbel) ” is in the open space in some space shuttles. The Bulgarian pipes sound like a sign from above.

6. The Bulgarian ” yogurt” – it is a marvelous taste of eternal love and devotion. You can have it as “tarator” – cold soup with cucumbers and yogurt , also oyu can eat it with honey and nuts . The tradiotanl airan is also tasting good, it is yogurt with water and some ice cubes.

7. There are many caves in our numerous mountains. If you are attracted by this, you fell most welcome to come and see.

Thank you for your time. If you intend to come soon to my lovely country – Bulgaria, do not forget to bring your family and friends. Have your best day -today.

“V” like Varna

There is something very special when you write, speak, think, feel or dream about the sea, or city situated on the sea. There is such special feeling that makes your eyes look like a man or woman in love. Usually sea , ocean or river always makes us think, makes us dream , or makes us feel in such magical way, that all the time we want to come back. To come back to the beach and listen to the sounds of the blue , the sound of the endless sea or ocean.

Today we will speak about Varna. It is the sea capital of Bulgaria. It is situated on the Black sea , had half a million inhabitants and definitely is a city to remember. There are many historical site-seeings, many museums, hotels a marvelous park near the sea and many disco clubs.

I do not know about you, or about the people who has not still seen this diamond in the crown of Bulgarian cities, but for me Varna has its special beauty during the night. No matter of the season, I fell in love every single time, when I see it from different points of views : Asparuhovo bridge, the Two Towers mall or even from Raponghi by night.

Raponghi is a reastaurant -bar at the beach with artificial palms, where you can go by night to eat something perfect or just to listen to chill out music.

Pobitite kamuni–  a special stone complex, which is similar to Stone Hendge is situated on 8 km from Varna, direction to the high way to Sofia.

Aladja monastery – it is a church , a orthodox christian monastery built in the rocks , pointed a 2,5 -3 km direction north from Varna, the way to Golden Sands ( Zlatni piacusi).

One of the  most important things in the city , is the cathedral ” Uspenie Bogorodichno” . It is one of the symbols of the city. Also you must see the delphinarium. With a hand on my heart,  I can tell you – I am in love with this city. I am in love with the people of Varna,with the sea, with the lights by night. When you are in Varna, stars shine brighter.

Come and see, and than tell me if I am right or wrong. The heart of Varna is bigger that you can imagine:)

Sofia – forever young

Sofia is the capital of Bulgaria.For those who are not informed, the country is situated in the Eastern Europe on the Balkans.The capital of Bulgaria is very ancient city. There are ruins from Roman and Byzantic empires period. The city was also known in the other ages as Serdika, this was the name of the Roman tribes, who inhabited this region-“Serdi”.

If you visit the city as a normal tourist there are many historical, cultural and interesting places to visit and take pictures of. There are many museums, churches, parks, restaurants and caffe’s. One of the most splendid things is the Vitosha mountain , which is nearby the city. Often the citizens of Sofia go there on Saturdays and Sundays for walking, skiing or just to relax from the noise of the city.
Night life is one of the more intense in Europe and in Eastern Europe as well. You may go to places with different kind of music like rock, hip-hop, techno and fusion and traditional Bulgarian music. The cuisine is also splendid. It this will be your first time to Bulgaria, you hate to try : shopska salad, kebache, kufte ,musaka, surmi and tr tradiotinal yoghurt , which is marvelous.
The name of the city comes from Greek language and it means “wisdom”. As the caital of Bulgaria, the city has concentrated in its center the houses of Parliament, Bulgarian National Bank, President and Ministry council buildings as well. Not on the last place there are hotels for each one of you: art ones, classy and cozy, normal 3 and 4 stars as well.
One good fact to acknowledge and point out is the many malls and business buildings built recently. It is because many international companies have moved their offices to Bulgaria.
Let’s say something about the people in the capital of Bulgaria. They are polite, smiley and speaking many and different languages. They are well educated and if you speak good English , they will understand and direct you to any place you want to see and visit.
Sofia is waiting you. When you have time and , you are hesitating where to travel to ,remember this article and come to see the capital of Bulgaria.