I've always thought the Black Sea has an exotic ring to it. Dramatic events have unfolded here: Gorbachev losing his job while holidaying in Sochi in August 1991, The Yalta Conference during World War II, Dracula arriving in Varna in a coffin on his way [...]
Last week, I told you about a wee church - but a very special church - on the outskirts of Sofia. Well, I decided to remain in Bulgaria just a bit longer. This week, I thought I'd take you along to another treasure. Today, we're going [...]
Inside this unassuming building in a woodland park just outside the Bulgarian capital is an absolute treasure. This, you see, is Boyanska tsărkva, or Boyana Church of St. Nicholas and St. Pantaleimon. It's actually a bit bigger than it looks here, comprising three buildings, in an interesting [...]
I'm just at the tail end of a brief visit in Sofia, one of the few European capitals I haven't seen before (one of my fave travel reasons). Sofia - apart from having such a lovely name - has been a pleasant surprise: wide open [...]
The ancient, tiny town of Menembria on Bulgaria's Black Sea coast had 40 churches. Today, the town is better known as Nessebar and is protected by UNESCO.