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"cafe, discoteque, you, me have coffee, have fun?" - unknown bulgarian teen-ager
 

Highlights
Chilling out in Veliko Turnovo, Beautiful Ottoman homes of Arbanassi, Rila Monastery, Cheap and good wine

lows
Randy Bulgarians at Veliko Turnovo internet cafe

head scratchers
Soviet kitch market linking the entrance path to Alexander Nevsky Church in Sofia, Pervasiveness of US hip-hop culture

 

 

population (mn)

7.6 million
capital Sofia
languages Bulgarian
religion Bulgarian Orthodox, Muslim
currency Lev

  Click on the thumbnail shots below to see larger photos with descriptions.  
ratings (1-5) 5 = best
Friendliness: 5
culture: 3
fun: 3
transport: 3
nature: 4
FOOD: 3
total score: 21/30

 

average cost per day
$US50 per day (for two)

Food, transport and accommodation were inexpensive and good-value.

 

 
 
 
 

 

 
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