Bulgaria Travel BlogTravel guides, itineraries, abandoned places, street art and off-the-beaten-path places in Bulgaria
Hello and welcome to our Bulgaria travel blog. You will find all our Bulgaria blog posts in this section of our website.
Maybe you found our Bulgaria travel blog because you are considering a visit to Bulgaria, or perhaps you are partway through planning a trip to the Balkans. Whatever the reason, we hope we can provide some useful resources and travel tips for Bulgaria.
It is fair to say that our personal discovery of Bulgaria only began around five years ago. Although Mark first visited Bulgaria on a school skiing trip way back, it wasn’t until we began travelling to the Balkans in earnest that we began to really get to know the country. And it wasn’t until we began our socialist-era monument-hunting road trips that Bulgaria that this Balkan gem took a firm hold on us!
We are looking forward to travelling to Bulgaria again as soon as we can – we were supposed to spend a few weeks there last summer (2020) and are hopeful we will be able to get our plans back on track in 2021, but who knows…
Our Bulgaria blog posts are generally aimed at independent travellers and backpackers like us and have a strong focus on travelling around using public transport, staying in budget accommodation and exploring off-the-beaten-path and lesser-visited places.
Browse all of our Bulgaria blog posts
A suggested Turkey and Bulgaria itinerary, travelling from Istanbul in Turkey to Sofia via Edirne and Plovdiv, Bansko and Rila Monastery in Bulgaria.
Photo essay and thoughts on a new found admiration for unapologetic Soviet and communist-era architecture or the former U.S.S.R.
A suggested Itinerary for independent travellers and backpackers to Eastern Europe: Bulgaria and Romania travelling overland from Sofia to Bucharest.
Three Generations Monument in Perushtitsa is a worthwhile half-day excursion from the Bulgarian city of Plovdiv. Read our guide for independent travellers.
Edirne in Turkey and Plovdiv in Bulgaria are two excellent places for independent travellers to stop en route between Istanbul and Sofia.
2016 travel review: a roundup of the countries we travelled to in 2016, 2016 travel highlights and a lot of wanderlusty photographs with links to articles.
Sofia architecture – A guide Communist-era architecture in Sofia, Bulgaria. Socialist architecture includes brutalist concrete and impressive monuments.
In Sofia, Bulgaria, numerous electricity transformer boxes / circuit kiosks have been adorned with creative street art. We call it Electric Utility Box Art.
The Monument to 1300 Years of Bulgaria in Shumen: also known as the Founders of the Bulgarian State Monument, this Cubist-style memorial is gargantuan.
What self-respecting lover of modernist Communist-built architecture wouldn’t want to see the visually impressive UFO-shaped Buzludzha Monument?!