Tag: bulgaria

Rick Steves Over Brunch: Bulgaria
Rick Steves Over Brunch Podcast

Rick Steves Over Brunch: Bulgaria

In this episode, we chat about the 2016 Rick Steves’ Europe episode “Bulgaria.” We’ll debate whether Sofia or Plovdiv is the best city in the country, talk about what it’s like to visit Budludzha today, and swoon at Rick’s updated interpretation of Dad jeans. Plus, shopska salads!   Listen to the Podcast Episode […]

UNESCO World Heritage Site #37: Rila Monastery (Bulgaria)
The History Fangirl Podcast

The History of Rila Monastery

 Listen to Episode “Rila Monastery”       Listen and Subscribe in iTunes Other Ways to Listen and Subscribe         It’s hard for me to describe how much I love Rila Monastery. I sat down with Eric Halsey, the host of the “Bulgarian History Podcast” to talk […]

UNESCO World Heritage Site #37: Rila Monastery (Bulgaria)
Travel Guides

How to Visit Rila Monastery from Sofia

“[W]hen I came into this wilderness of Rila, I found no man over here, but only wild animals and impenetrable thickets. I settled alone in it among the wild animals, without food nor shelter, but the sky was my shelter and the earth my bed and the herbs my food. […]

Life Update: Why I'm Making Sofia My Home Base
My Travels

Why I’m Making Sofia My Home Base

When I left Sofia, Bulgaria at the beginning of December, I was really heartbroken about it. Something along the lines of this: But now I’m back! And though I’ve alluded to my reasons before, now that I’ve been here for a month, I think its time to share what’s up. […]

The small graveyard at Boyana in the fog
Travel Guides

How to Easily Visit Boyana Church in Sofia, Bulgaria

After living in Sofia for two years, I still can’t believe what a secret Boyana Church is. Even though it’s a UNESCO World Heritage Site, its location in the neighborhood of Boyana means that it’s still a bit off-the-beaten-path for travelers coming to Sofia. Here’s everything you need to know […]