‘The Book’ is another communist monument in Bulgaria, and even though this is the site no one goes to in Varna, there’s still a lot to be learnt from it.
Bulgaria Travel Blogs
These are all of our Bulgaria travel blogs at A Brit and a Broad.
Bulgaria is a bit of a surprise package. Firstly, it’s got some really beautiful beaches (and a bouncing party scene to go with it) which not many people know about. Secondly, there are deep dense forests with brilliant hiking trails to lose yourself on. And thirdly, the people are so warm and welcoming. Yep, it’s safe to say we like Bulgaria a lot.
When Macca travelled around Bulgaria he became a bit obsessed with finding colossal communist statues all over the country which led he taking the best (and by far the most dangerous) selfie of his entire life.
The Founding Fathers of Bulgaria is a huge monument that commemorates the first Bulgarian Empire, an ever present reminder of the proud past.
Below me was Buzludzha, the ex-communist headquarters in Bulgaria. As in 70 metres below. I was risking life & limb to take the ultimate selfie.
Plovdiv is Europe’s oldest city and it is perfect for walking around with a camera in hand. Hopefully I have captured some of its beauty in this photo essay.
The day before we had hiked for seven hours to the Seven Rila Lakes. Today, we were hiking to Rila Monastery, one of the oldest in all of Bulgaria.
From where I was standing I had the beauty of Bulgaria before me and I could clearly see all seven lakes of our trek. This truly was travelling at its best.