Paperback: 304 pages
Published: January 2012
Dimensions: 8 x 5.25
Available in print and as an ebook
About the Travel Guide
Bulgaria is an increasingly popular (and refreshing) European travel destination thanks to its inviting atmosphere, exceptional value, and array of activities. Outdoor enthusiasts can trek through the mountains or sun themselves along the Black Sea coast, while gourmands can sample the cheese, yogurt, wine, and rakia.
Less-known than neighboring countries such as Turkey and Greece, Bulgaria will captivate first-time visitors with its natural beauty, centuries-old monasteries, archaeological treasures, and diverse wine regions.
- Discover the capital city of Sofia with our walking tour, highlighting the best cultural spots and places to relax in this historic city.
- Marvel at the impressive Rila Monastery, Bulgaria’s largest monastery, or the awe-inspiring site that is Glojene Monastery.
- Sunbathe on the Black Sea Coast or explore an ancient seaside town.
- Hike through one of Bulgaria’s spectacular national parks and spend the night in a traditional hidja.
- Enjoy Bulgarian dishes like gyuveche or kavarna kebab and wash it down with local red wine or, if you are in for something stronger, a glass of Bulgaria’s traditional rakia.
Your Guides to Bulgaria: Leslie Strnadel and Patrick Erdley
Leslie worked for several years in corporate America and Canada before shifting gears and serving as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Hisarya, Bulgaria, from 2005-2007. She experienced Bulgaria’s warm hospitality, witnessed its entry into the European Union, and reconnected with her Slavic roots.
Patrick Erdley, originally from, Kentucky, served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Vidin from 2006-2008 where he worked in a community center for children in the local Roma neighborhood. Shortly after his service, he returned to Bulgaria to work as a teacher in the capital city of Sofia. He is a strong advocate for human rights, local businesses, and preservation of nature as Bulgaria has become less of a place to visit, but a home worth caring about.