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Communist Era Monuments Of Bulgaria

By |2019-05-28T10:30:39-05:00July 7th, 2016|Categories: Europe, Off The Beaten Path, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Communist era monuments of Bulgaria.  An amalgam of Soviet brutalist architecture and dreary grey cement resulted in numerous communist monuments throughout the country of Bulgaria.  Bulgaria resides on the edge of Europe.  While a member of the EU its bonds and history tilts toward its protector of Russia and its communist progenitor, the Soviet Union. Bulgaria [...]

Three Must-See Churches In Bulgaria.

By |2019-05-28T10:58:51-05:00June 14th, 2016|Categories: Europe, Off The Beaten Path|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Three must-see churches in Bulgaria. Bulgaria is not the first country that comes to your lips when you are planning a European road trip, but it should be. Bulgaria offers so much for a traveler. Here are three highlights. Tsarevets Fortress Several hours east of Sofia, the capital of Bulgaria, on a relaxing bus ride, is [...]

Rila Monastery – Must-See

By |2019-07-06T16:18:37-05:00May 22nd, 2016|Categories: Europe, Must-See|Tags: , , , , , |

Rila Monastery – Must-See.  As the world becomes smaller, and all apparent information seems to be accessible in a nano-second over the World Wide Web, it becomes more difficult to become wowed when traveling.  I recently had a great surprise when visiting Rila Monastery.  I knew when perusing Lonely Planet, that Rila Monastery was a must-see. [...]

193 Incredible Travel Books – Counting Countries

By |2019-07-23T22:19:21-05:00November 7th, 2014|Categories: Advice, Counting Countries 193 Countdown|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

193 Incredible Travel Books Counting Countries.  The UN states that there are 193 countries in the world.  I am on a quest to travel to every country in the world.  You can see where I have been so far.  An important part of travel for me is reading.  I try to read one book (sometimes two [...]

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