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So you want to come to Bulgaria?

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Thinking about visiting Bulgaria? Think no more. Here are some visual reasons to persuade you.

Bulgaria in Europe

Bulgaria is a relatively small country in Southeastern Europe (the Balkans). Its neighbours are Turkey, Greece, Macedonia, Serbia, Romania and the shining Black Sea.

Bulgaria geography and physical features

Bulgaria features a lot of variety in terrain. The plains of the Danube River are in the north, the southwest is home to the highest mountains in Southeastern Europe and the Black Sea coast in the east is full of sandy beaches.

Northern bulgaria Danube Plains

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The Danube Plain is a fertile region of rolling hills and verdant meadows.

Kutelo pirin mountain

The southwest is a place of high mountain peaks like Kutelo in Pirin here…

1000 years old rila monastery

… as well as spiritual Orthodox monasteries like the Rila Monastery, a 1000 years old.

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The Rila Mountains, which at 2925 metres are the highest in the country, include the gorgeous Seven Rila Lakes.

Plovdiv thracian lowlands bulgaria

To the east in the Upper Thracian Lowlands you will discover Plovdiv. One of Bulgaria’s largest cities, Plovdiv is famous for its charming Old Town with cobblestone streets and colourful houses.

Roman theatre of plovdiv

At the highest point of the Old Town is the Roman Theatre of Plovdiv. It is still used for music performances and theatre plays today, just like it was during the time of Roman Emperor Trajan.

Rhodope mountains plovdiv

Just south of Plovdiv begin the Rhodope Mountains. The little town of Asenovgrad is nested in their foothills with its medieval castle and scenically-located church from the 12th century.

Nesebar bulgaria bird's eye view

Going further east will finally get you to the seaside. This is the gorgeous town of Nesebar, connected to the mainland via a narrow spit of land. Nesebar features unique churches and picturesque old houses to stroll among.

Varna seaside capital of Bulgaria

Varna, Bulgaria’s Seaside Capital, is the home of the intricate palace Euxinograd, today used as a government residence.

Kaliakra ruined fortress bulgaria

North of Varna is Kaliakra, a scenic cape featuring a ruined fortress and a charming chapel.

Ruse little vienna danube river

Ruse on the Danube River is perhaps the Bulgarian city with the most beautiful urban architecture. Hundreds of houses and public buildings in the Baroque and Neoclassical styles have given Ruse the nickname “Little Vienna”.

Veliko Tarnovo Bulgarian tsars

At the medieval capital Veliko Tarnovo, explore Tsarevets, the huge towering castle of the Bulgarian tsars.

Rayko Praskalo bulgaria

South in the Balkan Mountains (Stara Planina), hike to the highest waterfall in Southeastern Europe, Raysko Praskalo.

Belogradchik bulwark bulgaria

Deep in the northwest at Belogradchik, rock formations and human-made defenses unite to create an impenetrable bulwark.

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The capital Sofia is bustling with life and entertainment. Its nightlife is absolutely astonishing, and there’s a lot to see too…

ancient rotunda bulgaria

… from an ancient rotunda…

Vitosha mountain bulgaria

… to gorgeous mountain vistas just an hour from the city in its very own mountain, Vitosha!

bgkolednatrapeza delicious bulgarian cuisine

Bulgarian cuisine is southern, mildly spicy and absolutely delicious!

raika fruit brandy bulgaria

And the traditional fruit brandy rakia is an experience on its own…

Bulgarian wine

… while Bulgarian wine is already famous the world over!

Bulgaria welcome you with bread and salt

Enjoy your time in beautiful Bulgaria! As traditional, we welcome you with bread and salt!

Here are some mind-blowing facts about Bulgaria that you did not know before, Need more motivation to visit Bulgaria? Simply head over to my website Kashkaval Tourist,  where you will find every reason to love Bulgaria. Add your reactions in the comment section below or check out our travel specific website Vegan Trekker!

 

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Most Effective Tips For Booking Cheaper Flights

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When you plan your trip, one of the major expenses tend to be the airfare as it is hard to avail last minute cheap flights. In other words, airfare has a detrimental impact on selecting the destination where you wish to go as you have to cut down your expenditure somewhere. So that you do not have to change your travel destination to avail of an affordable flight we are here with some Most Effective Tips For Booking Cheaper Flights. These are as follows:

1. Try to book early

Just like an early worm catches the bird, similarly to avail Emirates Airlines Booking at a cheap rate it is necessary that you book the flight as soon as you have decided to leave. 3 weeks prior to departure, the price of the flight tends to jump by leaps and bound. If you are able to book your tickets between 3 months to 30 days prior to the departure, you are sure to get the best deals on flight tickets. Another advantage of doing so is that you get to book the seat of your choice

2. Don’t be adamant about travel dates

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One of the best ways to ensure savings on ticket booking is by being flexible. Here, by flexibility, we imply that you need to have travel plans that can be set as per the availability of cheap tickets. If you fly mid-week or on days when people usually avoid traveling, like Christmas, you tend to get airplane tickets at a very cheap price. You can surely not be flexible to the place you are traveling to or the airport you are opting for but you can surely be flexible as far as the traveling dates are concerned.

3. Opt for a connecting flight

connecting flight

Another way of saving on your airplane ticket is by booking a connecting flight. The non-stop flight is known to be comfortable but very expensive as compared to their counterpart. However, this is only possible if you are not in a hurry to reach the destination but this way you can really save a lot of money on air tickets.

4. Take help of price alerts

It is not necessary that you have to book the flight today for the travel that you ought to make after 4 months to avail of a better deal. Instead, you can opt for setting the alerts for the price change and price drop. If you witness that prices are fluctuating then you can wait for the moment when the price drop to the best but if these are witnessed going upwards you should book instantly before letting it reach the peak.

All in all, these are the Most Effective Tips For Booking Cheaper Flights. By availing the best deals on airfare, you end up saving a lot that can then be utilized in planning the trip in a better and more lavish way. so, next time you book a flight be sure to keep these tips in mind.

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What You Don’t Know About Broadway

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New York is famous all over the world for Broadway and the West End, but there’s a lot that you probably don’t know about the area. 

Most people, for instance, are stunned to find out just how many theatres there are. At the last count, there were nearly fifty along Broadway and off Times Square, with the number steadily rising over the decades to accommodate the new global audience. 

Phantom of the Opera is the currently title-holder for the longest-running West End show. It started in 1988 and is still going today, more than thirty years later. Chicago is the second-longest-running show. 

The West End is also much more popular among women than it is men. Estimates suggest that 66 percent of the audience is female at most shows. 

Finding a show that you actually want to see on Broadway, however, can be a challenge. What makes a great theatre experience for one person might not for another. 

Fortunately, we’re offering some help. Below, you’ll find a helpful decision tree that can guide you to the type of show that you’ll like the most based on your answers to a series of questions. You’ll end up in one of five categories of musical, each designed to fit your personality and experience of the West End. Try it for yourself now. 


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So what did you think? Which type of Broadway-goer are you? Somebody who lives to love it up with a romantic production, or a person who just wants something that makes you feel good? 

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6 Things To Do In Dubai With Kids

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Dubai is one of the favourite tourist destinations owing to the fact that it has in store something or the other for all and sundry. It is well supplies with entertainment and attractions. Every year a lot of visitors from all across the globe come to visit this beautiful and charming city. Some come as couple and other with their friends but there are few who also get their kids along. There are a plenty of things to be done with family, friends and kids. Here we are going to share with you the 6 Things To Do In Dubai With Kids.

6 Things To Do In Dubai With Kids

Though when it comes to an adult, we do not give a second thought to agreeing doing an activity that we have heard of but this cannot be the case when we are with kids. You ought to carefully tailor your trip so that you can have fun yourself and let you children also enjoy without posing any risk to them. The list of things to see and do in Dubai is endless, so here we are going to restrict ourselves with the popular activities for kids in Dubai.

1. Dinner Cruise Dubai Marina

If you are in Dubai with your kids then instead of exposing them to the play areas and other things immediately, it is better to take them out for a cruise dinner that is surely going to be a dazzling start from them. Kids and aged alike are fond of the cruise dinners and if it has to be one like Dubai Marina then you need not give it a second thought. Your kids are sure to enjoy the mouth-watering dishes belonging to different cuisines at Dinner Cruise Dubai Marina and a variety of soft drinks served on board. There are also the live performances to charm your children though they will be able to enjoy it a little more if they are 12 years or above.

2. Motiongate Dubai

To the major places of attractions in Dubai there has been a recent addition and it is Motiongate. Opened back in 2016, it claims to be in the list of one of the largest themed entertainment parks across the region. It also comprises of the three largest as well as the most prolific Hollywood studios including Dreamworks, Lionsgate, and Columbia Pictures. It is popular for bringing to life the most loved animated stories as well as characters. You get to be the part of the golden age of filmmaking as you get to actually go behind the scenes to get the real life experience of the movie sets in addition to exploring the inner workings of the production studio. At the end you can also witness the live action stage show that is based on movies like the The Hunger Games or Step Up.

3. Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo

Unlike the other aquariums around the world, this one is unique as it is a home to the largest acrylic sheet of the world showing off the sharks along with fish and sting rays. You simply need to walk around the pedestrian tube and you get an opportunity to go extremely close to the marine life. Exactly above the aquarium there is an Underwater Zoo which is another mesmerizing activity to do. Here you get to witness the painting otters that are trained along with the interesting insects as well as playful penguins. Do make visiting tis aquarium and zoo a priority to do item in your list and witness it doing miracle to the happiness of your child.

4. KidZania

If you have a kid accompany you to Dubai then there is one thing that you must not forget to do. It is paying a visit to KidZania. KidZania is basically a play club that is located in Dubai Mall. To children who are above 4 to children less than 16, this place offers them a safety to explore all the play dreams that they have ever had. While some can go in for exploring the role-playing activities mimicking the real-world counterparts, there are a myriad of other interesting things also to do for kids.

5. Dubai Fountains

Children are naturally inclined towards finding the fountains mesmerizing and if it has to be the one that is the tallest then you cannot even imagine the happiness that it gets to your kid. Dubai Fountain Show is based over the enormous crystal clear man-made lake in the tallest building of the world. These fountain shows take place every half hour for around ten minutes in the evening. There are two shows that take place during the day. These are very beautiful and stunning to look at and are sure to make your kid surprised and give him an experience that he will cherish his entire life.

6. Waterpark

If it Dubai, the vacation of your kid cannot be counted complete unless and until he has not witnessed the waterpark of the city. There can be nothing more soothing on a sunny day than a visit to the waterpark, primarily if you are in Dubai. This waterpark that we are talking about finds a decent location at the tip of the colossal man-made island, termed as The Palm. The waterpark is known to feature a number of heart-pumping slides that also includes The Leap of Faith, implying a 9-storey drop and Shark Attack.

7. Sega Republic

In other parts of the world you are more familiar with the term Time zone, that here in Dubai is popular as Sega Republic. Here, you get to explore the two floors of the theme park rides in addition to the endless rows of the arcade games. There is also an enormous indoor playground  to be found here that is entirely supervised so that the adults can drop off their kids free of care to compete in the round of the head-to-head car simulator racing.

All in all, these are the Things To Do In Dubai With Kids. These activities are surely going to keep your kids engaged without compromising on their safety. Meanwhile you can enjoy strolling around the place.

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