Travel Bulgaria! – featuring 10 of the most beautiful places to visit in the country

Happy Monday everyone and welcome back to a yet another edition of Spotted!-All About Bulgaria. This week  we have chosen to highlight 2 articles that can be grouped under the theme of “Travel Bulgaria”. With them, we aim to acquaint you with a hand-full of new places around the country that hopefully will inspire you to pack your bags and add some more travel time to your 2014 calendar. 🙂

Plovdiv, The Old Town, Bulgaria
Plovdiv, The Old Town, Bulgaria by Andrey Andreev
http://www.andrey-andreev.com/project2014/

As always, if you would like us to include a great find of yours in our weekly roundups, please contact us via the Contact Me page. We will be more than happy to include it. 🙂

Here are this week’s picks:

1) 10 of the most beautiful places to visit in Bulgaria by Ellis Shuman on GlobalGrasshopper – This article is a MUST read for anyone who is considering or planning a trip to Bulgaria. Ellis Shuman, author of the novel Valley of Thracians: A Novel of Bulgaria and a good friend of ours, does an excellent job of handpicking some of the most authentic and breathtaking sites in the country. Each one with its  unique cultural and historical charm, they will take you from antiquity to modern times and back in under 500 km! Time traveling of course is Bulgaria’s complementary gift for you and as always it is free of charge anywhere in the country. 😉 But seriously, if not all 10 (this would be ideal and is highly recommended), then at least any 3 of them should be part of everyone’s Bulgarian travel itinerary.

2) Bulgaria-Part 2 on Passport and a Toothbrush – Do you panic when travel plans don’t go exactly as planned or do you embrace the experience and go with the flow? 🙂 When in Bulgaria, chances are that you will get lost at least once and might have to change your plans at least that many times as well. So how you would handle a “think on your feet” moment will to a great extend determine how much you would enjoy the country! This article is an amusing account of the adventurers of two Canadians set out to see the Seven Rila Lakes. However, as faith would have it, they fail to reach their destination, and instead discover some of the less known/touristy charm of the Rila Mountain. 🙂

That’s all for now. We hope we got your wheels turning and inspired you to “get traveling”! 😉

Until next time!

~WithLoveFromBG~

P.S. Crave more? Our Resources on Bulgaria page is updated regularly & features lots of interesting & useful reads. Check it out! ;)

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Gift Corner – FOR ALL

THIS IS BULGARIA– National Video Catalog (2013) from Globus Media Group Inc

$168.00

This is Bulgaria

 Click on the picture in this post to see a sample video

WOW! Great Start to a New Year: Bulgaria Ranks Among the Top 10 Countries to Visit in 2014

…And we are back with the first edition of “Spotted!- All About Bulgaria” for 2014. We hope you had a relaxing and refreshing holiday season. (OK maybe NOT!!! Who are we kidding? – holidays are rarely quiet and relaxing with all of the commotion that out-of-town family members can bring, but after all that is what makes this season oh so special, isn’t it? 🙂) Either way, we are happy to have you back and are fired up and ready to start the year with a BANG! And here is a “clue” on how we plan to do that:

  • Inspire Travel! Inspire Travel! Inspire Travel! (Are you inspired yet? 😉 )

As you might already be able to tell, the items that we have recently spotted and picked to feature this week,  do just that “they inspire travel”. So let’s go and see what we have in store for you! 🙂

Sofia After the Storm
Sofia After the Storm by Alexander Sandev
https://www.facebook.com/alexander.sandev.photography

*Click on the image for a breathtaking experience.*

The Top 10 Countries to Visit in 2014 on Rough Guides – If your New Year’s resolution is to travel more, then do yourself a favor and check this list out. Guess who secured the #8 stop on it? 🙂 That’s right! Yours truly- Bulgaria!!! 🙂 Now that is what we call a great start to the new year! 🙂

If until today you have been hesitant to give Bulgaria or the Balkan region their fair chance to sweep you off your feet, then this is the year to do it. Over the past few months, Bulgaria has continued to steadily climb the charts of all sorts of “Top-something” lists among which were:

These are the ones that come to mind at the moment, but there are certainly at least a few more, like National Geographic’s Best Winter Trips 2014, which named Pernik along side Paris, the Nosara Beaches of Costa Rica and 12 more worldwide destinations as the best winter trips to take this year. (p.s. for those of you familiar with Pernik inspired jokes, this is NOT one of them! 🙂 )

This trend is posed to continue. No doubt that we will see much more of Bulgaria and its amazing cities in various top- travel charts throughout 2014. How can we be so sure of that?! Well, it is really very simple: when you offer good value you are bound to get good recognition. 🙂

Don’t miss out on experiencing the oldest established state in Europe, (681 A.D.) before it gets discovered by the rest of the world and don’t forget to let us know how we can assist you with your travel plans there.

Until then: Dream.Plan.GO! 🙂

~WithLoveFromBG~

P.S. Crave more? Our Resources on Bulgaria page is updated regularly & features lots of interesting & useful reads. Check it out! ;)

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Gift Corner – FOR ALL

THIS IS BULGARIA– National Video Catalog (2013) from Globus Media Group Inc

$168.00

This is Bulgaria

 Click on the picture in this post to see a sample video