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World Borders: How to Get from Bulgaria to Macedonia (Sofia to Skopje bus)

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In my ongoing World Borders series this time I report on how to get from Bulgaria to Macedonia. I based myself in the capital city of Sofia just before heading across the border – you should aim to stay in …

Staying at the Old Plovdiv Guest House in Plovdiv, Bulgaria

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As a handy stop over city on route from Veliko Tarnovo (a splendid city where I stayed in the Hotel Comfort) enroute to Sofia, I decided to do the obvious touristy thing for a change and stay in Plovdiv. Plovdiv …

Friday’s Featured Food: Walnut Chicken in Shtastlivetsa, Veliko Tarnovo, Bulgaria

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I never had any idea that Bulgaria would be a popular spot for food. But I was proved wrong time and time again. The chefs here know how to cook meals with flavour, meals that are memorable and cooked to …

My Stay at the 10 Coins Hostel: The Coolest Hostel in Sofia, Bulgaria

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Sofia in Bulgaria was next on my hit list and I needed a hostel for a couple of nights. It was the name that shot out at me “10 coins hostel” I thought? Must be a story in that! One …

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World Borders: How to Get From Romania to Bulgaria (Train from Bucharest to Veliko Tarnovo)

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Another of my Eastern European world borders series now as I write about my trip from Romania to Bulgaria. Having loved my time in Bucharest, I decided to head south and check out the medieval city of Veliko Tarnovo in …

Staying in the Cosy Family Hotel Comfort in Veliko Tarnovo, Bulgaria

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My first day in Bulgaria ended up being a massive backpacking adventure. I kind of assumed loads of travellers would be heading the same way, as I went from Romania’s capital across the border into Bulgaria. Alas – no – …