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There's so much history revolving around the building where the National Archaeological museum currently stands. Long story short, the museum replaces the oldest and the largest Grand Ottoman Mosque in Sofia. Now, it holds over 450,000 treasures excavated from the Balkan Peninsula and from all around the world.
Bulgaria is not only a country rich with archaeological finds but its local cuisines also speak much about its culture and history. Experiencing these Bulgarian foods is one of the highlights of my trip. To give you an idea, here are the top 5 foods to eat in Bulgaria.
Banapple is just one of those shops which started with a humble beginning. Serving only friends, family and referred food establishments, Banapple came into the spotlight by baking pies and cheesecakes simply in their own kitchen in Quezon city. Later on, they became popular among different food establishments and expanded their reach within Manila. Now, as they are in their 10 years of Banapple love, they are all ecstatic to serve their Cebuano followers with wonderful treats straight from their hearts.
A low-cost weekend is one of the greatest things on Earth. Fortunately, you won't have a hard time fitting a small budget for a great weekend when you're on the Land of Roses. How? Read this guide to know how, where and why you should be partying in Bulgaria.
I finally came to a realization that I have to pack light when traveling. My recent trip to Bulgaria made me carry a 21kg luggage filled with winter clothes to layer and some pieces of clothes for partying and fancy occasions. This also includes 2 pairs of footwear-- heels for fancy dates, parties and social gatherings and black winter boots for the thick snow. Well, of course, I had to do everything that I can to keep warm, right? But guess what? Half of the clothes that I brought with me were untouched! I dragged a freaking 21kg luggage to the other side of the world only to find out that I was packing unimportant things in there! WOW! shookt!
Alas! I can finally tick-off skiing from my bucket list. Not that my skiing skills are something to be proud of but this winter activity has been on my list for a long time already. This tropical girl, born under the sun, finally got her hands on these skiing gears and that, my friend, is something that I can rejoice-- for now. For the skills? Well, I guess I can improve that later on.
Traveling from the Philippines all the way to Bulgaria sounds like a crazy decision to some but for me, it's an adventure that will last a lifetime. Two weeks was not enough to entirely discover Bulgaria but it's enough to make me fall in love with its people and culture. I can't believe Filipinos are skipping this in their travel plans.
Getting a Bulgarian visa is not that common for travelers because anyone who has a Schengen visa, which is a more popular one, can enter this Southeast European country with it. If you're someone who needs a Bulgarian visa or you're simply curious how I got mine, here's a not-so-long post that can give you some information.
Can you feel the chills? No! It's not his heart that's as cold as ice, but it's definitely the cool December air serving as a gentle reminder that Christmas is just around the corner! But whether it's the cool December air or the heart of your ex-lover that's giving you chills, I know a place where you can warm yourself and satisfy your appetite.
If you happen to be in Zaltbommel or any nearby towns and you're looking for a decent hotel with luxurious treats, Van der Valk Hotel in Zaltbommel is a perfect find. Located on the outskirts of Amsterdam, this hotel has a peaceful and calm neighborhood which gives you a break from busy tourists and backpackers.