Bulgarian Wines: The Abridged Version

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While we were in Bulgaria, we didn’t have sufficient time to schedule tastings for Bulgarian wine in multiple vineyards, so we did the next best thing. We stopped for a tasting at Coupage, a gourmet shop in Sofia that specializes in Bulgarian wines and specialty foods (especially cheese and charcuterie, but also nuts, jams, honeys, [Read more …]

Southeastern Bulgaria

Rila Monastery gate

During our short trip to Bulgaria, we spent one day in Sofia and another day outside of the city. We hired a car and driver to take us past scenic, hilly, green pasture and crop land, deep into the even more lovely mountains in the center of the country. Our destination was the Rila Monastery, [Read more …]

Sofia Bulgaria

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Although we have been to many eastern European countries,, we have never been tp Romania. Our first visit to this former East Bloc country was a very short one; a total of two days One day in the capital of Sofia One day that was spend primarily in a car getting to and from the [Read more …]