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European Neighbors: Sofia, Capital of Capitals

There is so much history in Sofia, especially under the ground, it even annoys people. Whenever a large new building is being erected in the city center, workers find parts of ancient walls, or even old treasures. They usually have to halt their construction, until archaeologists invade the site with their little shovels, spoons and toothbrushes,…

Sinemorets: Stunning Views and Fridge-Sized Insects

Driving down the national highway no. 99 from Bulgaria’s port city of Burgas towards the south feels good to anyone living in Sofia. It means the boring part of the trip on Trakia Freeway is over and the beaches are already in sight. Then, after a while it appears out of nowhere. Anyone who sees it on the right will ask the same question: “What