баба марта [baba marta] and the red and white in bulgaria

One thing that I noticed quite quickly as I landed in Sofia was that many people were wearing either red and white cloth bracelets...

a little piece of history in bulgaria square

As I approached Bulgaria square, the massive Soviet-constructed National Palace of Culture loomed large, like a massive paperweight holding down the edge of the...

a trip back to the good old days of museums: национален археологически музей

I started off my day in Sofia as I do in most every city, on a quest for a good cappuccino.  Within an hour...

the flyingnorthblog 2011 year in travel

As I am in constant “country count” competition with a few friends around the world, I am happy to report that in 2011 I...

a gem of a show

I woke up this morning determined to make the best of my last full day in Bulgaria.  After a fantastic lunch and late afternoon...

bulgaria top six lists

Once again continuing the time-honored tradition of the flyingnorthblog – my Bulgaria top six lists. Top six Bulgaria disappointments. 1.  Everyone smokes. Everywhere.  It is like...

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