DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Bulgaria

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Make the most of your time with The Rough Guide to Bulgaria, the ultimate guide

to this picturesque and largely undiscovered country. The full-colour section introduces Bulgaria’s highlights, from the sunflower fields of the Balkan range to the country’s wonderfully preserved heritage villages. Using informed accounts, clue-up on all the top sights from the spectacular Trigrad Gorge and the awe-inspiring Church of the Nativity at Arbanasi to the best beaches of the black sea ...

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Overview

Make the most of your time with The Rough Guide to Bulgaria, the ultimate guide

to this picturesque and largely undiscovered country. The full-colour section introduces Bulgaria’s highlights, from the sunflower fields of the Balkan range to the country’s wonderfully preserved heritage villages. Using informed accounts, clue-up on all the top sights from the spectacular Trigrad Gorge and the awe-inspiring Church of the Nativity at Arbanasi to the best beaches of the black sea coast. The guide takes a detailed look at Bulgarian history, literature, politics and Balkan cultural life with expert background on everything from the spectacular Rila Monastery to hiking in the Pirin mountains. There are plenty of practical tips on bird-watching, information on all the best accommodation, transportation and restaurants and lively reviews of hundreds of shops, bars and clubs. Discover every corner of Bulgaria with the clearest maps of any guide.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780756636395
  • Publisher: DK Publishing, Inc.
  • Publication date: 5/5/2008
  • Series: Eyewitness Travel Guides Series
  • Pages: 288
  • Product dimensions: 4.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Jonathan Bousfield has been writing for Rough Guides for over ten years. His other titles include Croatia, Baltic States, Austria and Poland.
Dan Richardson first visited Bulgaria in 1984 and is also the author of Rough Guides to Romania and Hungary.

Jonathan Bousfield has been writing for Rough Guides for over ten years. His other titles include Croatia, Baltic States, Austria and Poland.
Dan Richardson first visited Bulgaria in 1984 and is also the author of Rough Guides to Romania and Hungary.

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Table of Contents


Colour section     1
Introduction     4
Where to go and when     10
Things not to miss     14
Basics     25
Getting there     27
Getting around     35
Accommodation     40
Food and drink     43
The media     48
Festivals     49
Outdoor activities and sports     54
Culture and etiquette     58
Travel essentials     58
Guide     67
Sofia     69
The Southwest     115
The Balkan Range and the Danubian Plain     167
The Sredna Gora and the Valley of the Roses     269
The Rhodopes and the Plain of Thrace     313
The Black Sea Coast     369
Contexts     433
The historical framework     435
Bulgaria's minorities     456
Books     461
Bulgarian music     465
Language     473
The Cyrillic alphabet     475
Bulgarian words and phrases     476
Bulgarian food and drink terms     479
Glossary     482
Acronyms     484
Travelstore
Small print & Index
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