Category Archives: Bulgaria

10 things to know before buying a house in Bulgaria

This year we bought a house in Bulgaria. Whilst the buying process was relatively straightforward, living there has been more challenging. These are the 10 things that we wished we’d known before buying a house there. What’s happened? Lots of things have gone wrong for us, they haven’t jaded us (because things do go wrong)…

An eerily deserted hotel at Sunny Beach

We arrived into a semi-deserted Sunny Beach late September 2017. The sunshine was fading, the winds were picking up and Autumn was definitely on its way. What we didn’t realise is that Sunny Beach runs very much on seasonal bookings and that most hotel doors had been locked and their pools had been drained. After…

20 photos of Veliko Tarnovo Fortress in Autumn

Just as Autumn hit Bulgaria we travelled from the east (Varna) across to the west (Sofia), stopping in Veliko Tarnovo for two nights. We spent a few hours exploring the fortress in the drizzle! Tsarevets The hill around Veliko Tarnovo Fortress, also know as Tsarevets, dates from the 2nd millennium BC.  It was settled in the 4th century…

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