REASONS TO VISIT BULGARIA

7 Reasons To Visit Bulgaria ASAP

A lot of people haven’t even heard that there is a country in the world called Bulgaria. Other people have heard bad things about it. Bulgaria is famous to some people with her bad reputation. One of the places which make that bad reputation is Sunny Beach. It’s true that Sunny Beach is not a beautiful place, because there are too many tourists, coming just to get drunk and take drugs, which is obviously their idea of having fun. But is it Bulgaria guilty for that, or are the tourist?

However, Bulgaria is a lot more than Sunny Beach and has a lot more to offer. Bulgaria is absolutely worth visiting, so give it a chance, and I promise you that you won’t be sorry. 

 

BEAUTIFUL NATURE

Bulgarian nature is absolutely stunning. Numerous mountains, plains, rivers, lakes, caves, waterfalls,  villages. Bulgaria has 3 National parks, 9 Nature parks, and many reserves. More than 2/3 of the territory of Bulgaria is mountains. There are 4 seasons, 4 snowy months, green spring, hot summer, and colorful autumn. Although Bulgaria is a popular destination for ski and sea vacations, the geographic location of the country provides possibilities for adventures all year round. Many outdoor activities are well developed, such as trekking and hiking, mountain biking, rafting, kayaking, caving, horse riding, etc. Bulgaria has rich flora and fauna, and it’s bird watcher’s paradise. The country is also rich in minerals and has many balneological and spa centers.

REASONS TO VISIT BULGARIA

AMAZING FOOD

Food is a must reason to visit the country. Bulgarian cuisine is one of the most popular cuisines on the Balkans. Delicious, tasty meals Bulgarians are very proud of. The recipes are unique and they have been passed down from generations for hundreds of years. Bulgarian food often incorporates salads as an appetizer. The cuisine also features a variety of pastries, bread, dairy products, hot and cold soups. Some of the most popular and delicious dishes are banitsa, bob chorba, patatnik, lyutenitsa, stuffed peppers, shopska salad, cheese, etc. Bulgaria is also very famous for its alcoholic drink rakia. 

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REASONS TO VISIT BULGARIA

FRIENDLY PEOPLE

Have you ever heard that Bulgarian girls are one of the most beautiful in the world? Well, that’s right, look at me :D. I have talked about this with many foreigns and they all agree that this is true. But don’t worry ladies, Bulgarian mans are also hot.

Bulgarian people are very friendly and they will try to make sure your experience is going to be awesome.  They would want to show you the best of the culture, traditions, learn you how to dance horo, learn you a couple of words in Bulgarian, and invited you for a shot of rakia. You will be greeted with smiles all the way.

CULTURE

Bulgaria has a rich cultural history. The Bulgarian culture has developed over thousands of years. The country is located at the crossroad between Europe and Asia. It is no accident that some of the most famous treasures in the world were discovered here. Golden ornaments, Thracian tombs,  entire city complexes, golden artifacts, remains of the Thracian and Roman culture and many others. Another evidence of the profound spirituality culture are the festivals, rituals, and customs preserved through the ages.

TRADITIONS

The Bulgarians, we are very proud of our traditions. Bulgarian traditions are something completely weird for the foreign sometimes. From barefoot dancing on burning embers to chasing the cross in the freezing waters, the traditions in Bulgaria are very unique. Many of the traditions originate from pagan times or have Christian roots, and have been followed for centuries.

REASONS TO VISIT BULGARIA

RICH HISTORY

The Bulgarian history dates back to the 7th century B.C. Bulgaria is one of the oldest countries in Europe, and Plovdiv is one of the oldest cities in the world. The history of Bulgaria is rich and well preserved. There are many old towns in the country, fortress, remains, treasures. Museums are an excellent way to learn more about the history. 

….AND LAST IN THIS LIST BUT CERTAINLY NOT LEAST

WINE

Bulgaria is one of the biggest wine exporting countries in the world. Wine production has a long history dating back to Thracian times. The country is divided into 5 wine regions: Dunavska Plane, Black sea, Rose Valley, Thracian Valley and The Struma river Valley. In 1966 Bulgaria is the sixth largest exporter of wine in the world. Today about 80% of the wine production is exported, mainly to Western Europe. Currently, Bulgaria produces high-quality wines from local grapes Melnik, Mavrud, Pamid and the widespread imported varieties Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, and others.

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7 Comments

  1. Thank you for sharing this post! To be honest with you Ive only heard about Sunny Beach in Bulgaria, and yeah I wouldn’t choose it as one of the places I would go before I go somewhere else. But you just show me its not just a overcrowded party beach place, its also a beautiful undiscovered country!

  2. I’ve been to Bulgaria just once and went skiing. It was when Bulgaria was only just opening up as a destination for Brits so it was really fascinating. There wasn’t much snow though until the last day when we got snowed in!

  3. I’ll be honest I don’t know much about Bulgaria good or bad (aside from the fact Bulgarian yogurt is supposed to be amazing) so it was great reading a post like this. Beautiful landscapes, delicious food and wine, unique culture and traditions and friendly people pretty much hit my requirement when picking a place to visit.

  4. Bulgaria is checked! And can only agree with your reasons, actually I would add a couple more! My only regret: two weeks was a short time (plus I missed a couple of Thracian tombs). Next time!

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