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Bulgaria’s first capital end of 7th century.

Pliska National Historical and Architectural Reserve Roughly 29 km from Shumen and just 2 km from present-day Pliska are the remains of Bulgaria’s first capital. Pliska was the capital of the First Bulgarian Empire, from 681-893. The Pliska National Historical and Architectural Reserve was declared an important national cultural and historical landmark in Issue № 46 of the State Decrees for...
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What Made in China mean?

Thanks to our Friend Rafa from EU SME. The Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco (FRBSF) dedicates its last economic letter (Jan 7) to calculate how much money of expenditures on things made in China stays in U.S. or stay in China. I've produced for my own entertainment hundreds of very accurate examples of the same over the years which I...
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Bulgaria’s oldest city honored as European Capital of Culture for 2019

The Associated Press SOFIA, Bulgaria (AP) — Plovdiv, the oldest city in Bulgaria, has been officially inaugurated as the European Capital of Culture for 2019. Some 50,000 people gathered on a central square Saturday to watch the opening show dubbed "We are all colors" with 1,500 local and foreign artists on several stages. Squeezed between the Balkan and the Rodopi Mountains, Bulgaria's second-largest...
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Sunny Beach, Bulgaria: Top holidays for summer 2019

Bulgaria's aptly named Sunny Beach has been named the best value holiday destination for 2019 by Post Office Travel Money. Offering sandy stretches, dramatic mountains and plenty of sunshine, this lively spot is not only affordable, but a great place for friends, families and couples. With its buzzing nighlife, clean Blue Flag beach and fantastic location for day trips (UNESCO-protected Nessebar is...
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Brexit brings surprise boost for Bulgarian resorts

By Guardian Fearing the prospect of a plunging pound, travellers are turning to an unlikely destination to make their money go further As the wrangling over how Britain should leave the EU reaches fever pitch, one country is already experiencing a Brexit dividend: Bulgaria. Resorts in the south-eastern European country have seen a surge in bookings from British holidaymakers as families seek out...
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Bacho Kiro Cave

Bacho Kiro Cave is located approximately 6 km southwest of Dryanovo. The entrance of the cave is 300 m away from the Dryanovo Monastery of Archangel Michael. The cave is cut in a 25 m-high vertical limestone rock and is situated at an elevation of 335 m. In 1937 it became the first developed cave in Bulgaria, and in 1940 it was...
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Bulgarian Kristian Kostov at The Singer Song Contest in China

Kristian Kostov may only be 19 years old, but his experience, poise and talent go beyond his young age. He represent Bulgaria in the 2019 The Song Contest with the song Beautiful Mess. Kristian Kostov started his musical journey at the age of 6. After going solo when he was 11 years old, he took part in many competitions, but the...
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Beasts of the Pagan Wild Man Ritual Come in All Shapes and Sizes

More than 30 groups will take part in the 16th edition of the festival "Simitliya - The Ancient Land of Kukeri". This was said Mayor of Simitli Municipality Apostol Apostolov. He added that masquerade gamesfor a consecutive year will be held at the September stadium on January 12 at 10.00 hour, as the place is convenient for the gully of...
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Pope to visit Bulgaria, Macedonia in May in busy travel year

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis is traveling in May to the Orthodox countries of Bulgaria and Macedonia, where he will pay tribute to Macedonian-born Mother Teresa, officials said Thursday. During the May 5-7 trip, Francis will visit the Bulgarian cities of Sofia and Rakovski, followed by a stop in the Macedonian capital Skopje en route home, the Vatican said. Francis canonized...
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Where do Bulgarians Travel the Most?

The trips of Bulgarian citizens abroad in November 2018 amounted to 426.3 thousand, or 2.1 percent more than those registered in November 2017, the National Statistical Institute reported. Compared to November 2017, there was an increase in all observed targets. In the monitored month, visits of foreigners to Bulgaria amounted to 575.2 thousand, or 3.4% more than in November 2017. ...
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