Swirling the pottery wheel while smoothing your hands on the mud and smelling the fragrance of sipping in your rose-flavoured tea. Both feel as if you have entered a serene land that takes you through a calm piece of mind!
These two feel insanely sane to me! They soothe my sense, mind and my entire self. And feeling them in their own land feels heavenly! It is Bulgaria!
“The Land of Roses“, Bulgaria, is home to “The Valley of Roses” and is the world’s largest producer of rose oil. And, like most ancient cultures, pottery is one of the oldest artisans’ practices in Bulgaria. It isn’t just an art for the Balkans but a remark and reflection of their culture and traditions.
The Republic of Bulgaria, located in South Eastern Europe, borders Romania, Serbia, Greece, Turkey, and North Macedonia. Bulgaria is ideal for traveling to if you’re looking for a distinctive experience on such a big continent., Europe. Bulgaria, a relatively developed nation, has managed to hold on to a deep love of its traditions. This is why you could encounter odd-looking things or unidentified local tastes when strolling around shops and marketplaces.
This nation is one of the oldest in Europe and upholds its ancient legacy, several UNESCO World Heritage Sites, amazing landscapes, mineral springs and other archaeological monuments. My go-to things in the land of roses differ from the usual list of things to try there. Slide into my reasons to make your visit to Bulgaria worth a visit!
Souse in the city of Sofia!
Sofia, the capital of Bulgaria, is a vibrant city in Eastern Europe. Sofia is not a large metropolis, but it is a contemporary, young city with a sprinkling of churches with onion-domed roofs, mosques built during the Ottoman Empire, and obstinate Red Army monuments that give the city an eclectic, foreign atmosphere. Bulgaria’s best museums, galleries, restaurants, and clubs are located in this country’s hub. The impressive Mt Vitosha ski slopes and hiking paths are only a short bus ride from the city’s centre!
Admire Tsarevets Fortress
This spectacular fortress, perched atop Tsarevets Hill, is remarkably well preserved. It is, without a doubt, among the top things to see in Veliko Tarnovo and a popular destination for tourists in Bulgaria. The fortress is a must-see destination, even if you only have a day to visit the city. Young children or the elderly would find it difficult to climb to the church; it would not be easy for them. You need to be in your best travel shoes and carry a water bottle with you.
Botanical Garden and the Palace, Balchik!
Balchik is a Black Sea beachfront town. The Palace and Botanical Gardens of Balchik are housed within that town and are regarded by many tourists as one of the best destinations in all of Europe. Along with the immaculate grounds, there is a palace, a waterfall, and a breathtaking view of the ocean.
My Favourites to do in Rila Range!
A Private Jeep Safari In The Rila Mountains
The highest mountain range in Bulgaria is the Rila Mountain range, which is a fantastic place to go on an outdoor adventure. A private Jeep Safari trip is one unusual way to experience this region of the nation, and it offers travellers an exciting journey with breathtaking mountain vistas. The Evangelous Stone, Stephen’s Monastery, and several other fascinating sights can be seen while enjoying the views.
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Hiking On Seven Rila Lakes
One of the most well-liked locations in the nation for hiking is the Seven Rila Lakes. On a tour of this hiking hotspot, adventurers will have the chance to climb to viewpoints that cover magnificent views of the mountains and Rila.
Horseback Riding In The Rila Range
Riding a horse is thrilling, but what makes it worthwhile in Bulgaria is to do it amid the picturesque Rila Mountain Range. On this journey, travellers will go along a scenic route that circles Iskar Reservoir and offers lofty views of the surrounding hills and the villages around Rila Mountain.
Best of Bulgaria!
The traditional Troyan pottery fascinated me. Solid oven-ready ceramics are covered in dazzling designs in serene tones. There are many kinds of stores selling Bulgarian ceramics and pottery all around the nation. In fact, they are still used in every Bulgarian family, especially when cooking traditional dishes like bob, gyuveche, and others. Reminisce the memory of Bulgarian dishes by bringing one to your home!
Bulgaria is the world’s largest producer of rose oil. The tradition of rose oil creation has been around for centuries and has lured and influenced various products and souvenirs. Everything from Bulgarian cosmetics to cuisine!
Bulgarian Textile/Folklore Costumes:
You’ll be surprised by Bulgarian folklore‘s profundity. I am not only relating to food, dance or traditional music but Bulgarian textile; they are absolutely gorgeous and diverse. Beautiful Bulgarian textile designs have long been a common element of folklore costumes as well as carpets, coverings, blankets, and other items.
One of the most well-known customs in Bulgaria is Baba Marta (Grandma March). Every March 1st, Bulgarians exchange Martenitsas. The red and white ornaments symbolise fertility and health during the new cycle of life that begins each spring. Martenitsas, however, were always available in gift shops.
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