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)…

The Ultimate Guide to being Vegan in Sofia

Sofia is definitey an up and coming city. If you were looking to make an investment in a city that is destined for bigger things, I would definintely recommend it now. It’s a city that looks a little dusty and rough around the edges but it regularly surprises me and the vegan scene is growing…

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 things I’ve learned since living in Bulgaria

We recently bought a house in Bulgaria and are now renovating it and trying our best to learn the cyrllic alphabet and string a few words together. Don’t worry we’re planning our next travels too but in the mean time we’re attempting to get to grips with the culture by living in Bulgaria. Pin this…

Driving to Bulgaria; what does it cost?

We recently drove from West Sussex, England to Sofia, Bulgaria and we’ve had many questions about the cost and how effective it was to drive in comparison to flying. This post addresses some of the costs of driving down through Europe to Bulgaria not travelling through Serbia. Disclaimer This post is proving contentious with certain…

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…

The Second Bulgarian Empire, Veliko Tarnovo

Veliko Tarnovo is a small town that has a rich and brutal history. Once upon a time it was the capital of the Second Bulgarian Empire but now this city is a popular destination for travellers as they make their way from one end of the country to the other, and we were no exception….

Hiking the Seven Rila Lakes with October Icicles

Our time in Bulgaria was coming to an end and I hadn’t done any hiking! It was getting quite cold, ice was appearing in the air so we found a company to go hiking the Seven Rila Lakes in Bulgaria. Read on if you want to hike here too. Visiting Bulgaria We were on week…

Chudnite Skali; The Wonderful Rocks. Bulgaria

No bullshit, these rocks are actually called The Wonderful Rocks. It’s not a name I have conjured up because I think they’re wonderful… although they are a little bit special. In the middle of nowhere Although the rocks are 4km from the village of Asparahuvo and about an hour west of Varna it does feel…

Being vegan in Bulgaria

We were warned before going to Bulgaria that the food was very heavy on meat, cheese and cream… Usually all in one dish! So we had a fair idea of what to expect before we got there however we were pleasantly surprised when we discovered it wasn’t that bad! Being vegan in Bulgaria required a…

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