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Ten Interesting Facts about Bulgaria

1. Bulgaria was once regarded as the Silicon Valley of Eastern Europe because of its huge computer technology exports to communist countries. In 2002, the country ranked 8th in terms of number of IT experts in the world. 2. The inventor of the first electronic computer, Professor John Vincent Atanassoff of the Iowa State University, had Bulgarian origins. 3. The...

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Bulgarian Cuisine

Dairy products play such a vital role in Bulgarian diet that Bulgarians seldom slaughter cows for beef. Instead, they reserve the cows for milk, which is often processed into cheese. Yogurt is liberally consumed as snacks. Most dishes found on the Bulgarian table are baked or stewed. Deep frying is seldom done. Rakia, an alcoholic beverage made from mixed fruits...

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What to do in Bulgaria

Try skiing and snowboarding Bulgaria is known as a budget-friendly winter destination. Borovets is a traditional ski resort dating back from the communist era, so the facilities are a bit old. On the other hand, it’s got good runs, great skiing snow, and offers excellent value for money. On the other hand, if you’ve got more cash to spend and are looking for nicer...

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Where to Go in Bulgaria

Varna Varna is the third largest city in Bulgaria. It is home to a naval base and a maritime port, connecting the country with the rest of the world. Aside from its commercial prominence, Varna is also a top tourist destination. With stunning beaches dotting the Black Sea Coast, a string of world-renowned parks and museums, and some of the most vibrant nightlife in...

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When to Visit Bulgaria

Bulgaria’s place in Southeastern Europe allows it to enjoy a temperate climate with warm summers and cool, crisp winters. The summer season peaks at around late July. The days tend to be hot and dry, especially in the Black Sea Coast. With temperatures soaring to around 24 °C (75 °F), locals and tourists flock to the beach. Hotels are packed with guests, and the...