5 Amazing Things You Didn’t Know About Bulgaria
- Roses – Bulgarian roses are not only stunningly beautiful, but a major export item as well. Visit the country in May and June to see the colorful harvest.
- Yogurt – The yogurt in Bulgaria is reportedly the best in the world, with a unique taste because the bacteria used to make it, Lactobacillus bulgaricus, is only found naturally in Bulgarian air. Try the thick sheep yogurt made in the mountains with honey or fruit jam dripped on top.
- Nod – When asking a Bulgarian a question, you might be confused with his reply. In the country, nodding one’s head up and down indicates a negative response, while shaking your head horizontally actually means ‘no’.
- Cyrillic – Bulgarians read and write using the Cyrillic alphabet, and the country is the origin of the alphabet, having adopted its use before Russia.
- Gold – The oldest gold treasure in the world was discovered at a burial site west of Varna, not far from the Black Sea. Approximately three thousand gold artifacts were found and have been on exhibition tours around the world.
Bulgaria is one of the most interesting of the historic nations of Eastern Europe. The country is also a wonderful store of natural wealth. The country is filled with mountains, lowlands near the Danube river, rich farmland, and sandy beaches along the Black Sea Coast. The oldest gold treasure in the world was found in Bulgaria. What is more, Bulgaria is the country with the highest number of natural mineral springs in Continental Europe – over 600.
Sofia is the capital and largest city in Bulgaria. This is where there are many historical and cultural heritages. Away from the buildings and boulevards, vast parks and manicured gardens offer a welcome respite, and the ski slopes and hiking trails of mighty Mountain Vitosha are just a short bus ride from the center. Home to many of Bulgaria’s finest museums, galleries, restaurants and clubs, Sofia may persuade you to stick around and explore further. National Museum of History is the perfect place for you to go.
Land of the lavender and home to the Damascena Rose, Bulgaria offers unsurpassed sights and breathtaking nature. 1330 years of existence left historical traces at every step you take. Interesting possibilities for all types of events and trips all year round.