by Jonathan Bousfield, Dan Richardson


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781858288826
Publisher: DK
Publication date: 07/01/2002
Series: Rough Guides Travel Series
Edition description: 4TH
Pages: 464
Product dimensions: 5.14(w) x 7.72(h) x 0.83(d)

About the Author

Jonathan Bousfield is an experienced freelance writer and author of Rough Guides to Croatia, the Baltic States, Bulgaria, Austria, and a regular contributor to The Rough Guide to Europe on a Budget. He is also the coauthor of DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania.

Before joining Rough Guides, Dan Richardson worked as a sailor on the Red Sea and lived in Peru. Since then, he has authored or coauthored guides to Moscow, St. Petersburg, Hungary, Budapest, Romania, Bulgaria, and Egypt; lectured at the Foreign Office; and been a volunteer aid worker in Albania. In 2009 he published his first novel, Gog-an End Time Mystery, an apocalyptic whodunnit set in near-future Egypt.

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
Small print & Index

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