Can’t decide which season is the perfect timing to visit Bulgaria? I understand the importance of deciding ahead of time because even though I’m the queen of misadventures, I’m afraid I’ll never gracefully master how do we deal with failed OOTDs, failed itinerary and a failed expectation. Emphasis on the last part, I’m sure nobody wants to deal with that… ever. So if you fancy going to Bulgaria but still can’t make up a fixed plan, here’s a guide that might help you get around this beautiful country in the Balkans– even if you decide to book that last-minute flight.
Looking for opportunities to pursue your studies abroad? Whether you’re fresh off the High school vibes or you’re looking forward to continuing a Master’s degree, Groningen is one of the top student cities in Europe.
Did Keukenhof ring a bell? Pretty sure you’re thinking of the vast tulip field in Lisse which only opens during the Spring season but it’s not what this post is all about. Unfortunately, I was too late to catch this flower show during my visit last August. This, however, did not stop me and my boyfriend to travel all the way to Lisse to see what remains of this spectacular garden which eventually led us to a different secret garden in the heart of Kasteel Keukenhof.
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.
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.
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.
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.