Trigrad Gorge (Триградско ждрело)

The Trigrad Gorge is an impressive canyon of marble rock that extends several kilometers through the Rhodope Mountains in southeast Bulgaria.  The road reaching the town of Trigrad that runs through the gorge is nearly as exhilarating as the Devil’s Throat cave that is the main attraction. The road through the canyon includes winding narrow [...]

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Asenovgrad Fortress

This week we took a day trip to the Asenovgrad Fortress (Asenova Krepost) in Asenovgrad, Bulgaria. The road from Plovdiv to Asenovgrad is a relatively straight and flat, which often is the recipe for the most dangerous Bulgarian driving conditions. Proceed with caution when on the straigh single lane roads! We followed the signs into [...]

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Stobs Pyramids

Stob’s Pyramids (Стобски пирамиди)

Stob’s Pyramids are a hidden gem a short distance off the road to Rila.  A short 30 minute uphill hike will take you atop of two sets of stone formations which are the result of rain erosion on sandstone.  We visited in May and many of the mountains were still snow topped which made for [...]

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Melnik

Melnik, Bulgaria is one of the country’s most treasured gems.  The smallest town in Bulgaria is home to some of the best wine in the country and some of the most spectacular sites.  According to the latest census, there are 230 full time residents in the town.  Making it the smallest town registered in the [...]

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