BULGARIA


Abandoned Bulgaria: Former swimming pool in Lovech

Abandoned Bulgaria: Former swimming pool in Lovech

On finding an abandoned swimming pool with beautiful mosaics in Bulgaria It was a last-minute decision to try and find this abandoned swimming pool in Lovech, a small city in central Bulgaria. In fact, 30 minutes before setting foot inside the place, we had no idea of...

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The Park-Monument of the Bulgarian-Soviet Friendship in Varna

The Park-Monument of the Bulgarian-Soviet Friendship in Varna

What is the Park-Monument of the Bulgarian-Soviet Friendship Situated in the port city of Varna, the Park-Monument of the Bulgarian-Soviet Friendship (hence forth referred to as ‘the Monument’) is one of Bulgaria’s most imposing Socialist-era relics. In fact, I’d go...

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The Retro Museum in Varna | Bulgaria

The Retro Museum in Varna | Bulgaria

Our Impressions of the groovy Retro museum in Bulgaria’s most cosmopolitan Black Sea city Before you read on, listen to the following bit of music on Youtube. It’s only eighteen seconds long but, I assure you it sits very nicely with the photos you are about to look...

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Travel Shot | Einstein Street Art in Sofia | Bulgaria

Travel Shot | Einstein Street Art in Sofia | Bulgaria

This is such a genius idea for a garbage bin, don’t you think!? See what I did there? 😉 We spotted this great piece of artwork during our exploration of Sofia. Is it technically street art though? Perhaps it could be the start of a whole new style of street art …...

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Street Art in Veliko Tarnovo, Bulgaria

Street Art in Veliko Tarnovo, Bulgaria

Finding so much Street Art in Veliko Tarnovo was an unexpected surprise ... Whilst exploring the Bulgarian town of Veliko Tarnovo we were struck by the large volume and variety of street art. Not unusual, you might think. After all, it feels like street art and...

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Suggested Itinerary: Istanbul to Sofia

Suggested Itinerary: Istanbul to Sofia

ITINERARY SUMMARY  (Turkey) Istanbul - Edirne (Bulgaria) - Plovdiv - Bansko - Rila - Sofia   If you are travelling overland between Asia and Europe and looking for places to visit on the route from Istanbul to Sofia, this itinerary is for you. Whilst you could...

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Back in the U.S.S.R. …

Back in the U.S.S.R. …

An admiration for unapologetic monuments and architecture of the Soviet and communist-era. If I could go back in time with the express purpose of just purely travelling, I would choose two periods. The first would be the early to mid-seventies. Flares and dodgy...

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Where to break the journey between Istanbul and Sofia

Where to break the journey between Istanbul and Sofia

Edirne in Turkey and Plovdiv in Bulgaria: Two excellent places to stop en route between Istanbul and Sofia Beyoglu, Istanbul If you are travelling between Turkey’s greatest city and the Bulgarian capital and don’t fancy either an 18-hour bus journey or the sometimes...

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2016 Travel Review in Photographs

2016 Travel Review in Photographs

Here we go again with a roundup of where our 2016 travels took us, featuring a lot of wanderlusty photographs. Is it really a year since our last annual travel review?! At the start of every year we catch ourselves saying “we’re going to really slow it down this...

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