A guide to the socialist-era monuments and memorials near Buzludzha in Bulgaria. What to see in and around Shipka and Kazanlak.
How to get from Varna to Chisinau via the Danube Delta. A step-by-step guide on how to travel from Bulgaria to Moldova via Romania by public transport.
Abandoned Bulgaria: urban exploration at an abandoned villa, and the story behind the former summer villa of Pencho Semov, Bulgaria’s “Rockefeller”.
A photo essay featuring twenty-five of the most impressive communist monuments and memorials in Bulgaria.
Photographs of some of our favourite examples of Soviet mosaics in the former USSR. These mosaics are perfect examples of art in post-Soviet states.
On finding an abandoned swimming pool with beautiful mosaics in Lovech, Bulgaria. This abandoned swimming complex was an unexpected find on our road trip.
Of all the derelict places we find, abandoned swimming pools are some of the most alluring. Urban exploration at some of the world’s forsaken swimming pools
Situated in the port city of Varna, the Park-Monument of the Bulgarian-Soviet Friendship is one of Bulgaria’s most imposing Socialist-era relics.
Visiting the groovy Retro Museum in Varna, Bulgaria’s most cosmopolitan Black Sea city. The museum features classic cars and Soviet-era memorabilia.
This is such a genius idea for a garbage bin, don’t you think!? We spotted this Einstein street art on a municipal rubbish bin in Bulgaria’s capital, Sofia.
Explore Veliko Tarnovo street art: we were struck by the large amount of street art in this Bulgarian town. Includes map for a self-guided walking tour.
A suggested Turkey and Bulgaria itinerary, travelling from Istanbul in Turkey to Sofia via Edirne and Plovdiv, Bansko and Rila Monastery in Bulgaria.