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June 26, 2018
bulgarian food

Bulgarian Food | What to eat in Bulgaria | Traditional Dishes

If you are a passionate traveler, a large part of your foreign cultural exploration is undoubtedly food… or in this case – Bulgarian food. One cannot truly understand the life of the other if they don’t mix things up with the local cuisine. You haven’t been to Bulgaria unless you’ve tried Bulgarian food Spicing up your trip with new flavors is a must and Bulgaria is the country where it can get real messy, saucy, cheesy, steaming hot in a clay pot or simply delicious! Bulgaria is a country that will never leave you hungry for two reasons.  Firstly, there is the wealth of food for all tastes and secondly, Bulgarians are the kind of people that will always make sure your plate has been filled at least 3 times, and your belt loosened by at least 2 holes. Banitza Undoubtedly, our number one dish is banitsa. This queen of Bulgarian specialties is a pastry usually stuffed with cheese but there are plenty of other versions for the adventurous type […]
May 11, 2015
Culture tour - Experience bulgarian tradition | Free Sofia Tour

365: Culture tour or how to experience Bulgaria through all of your senses

About 3 years ago our Association had many ideas for new and different tours in Sofia. On our daily free walking tour we keep getting asked the same questions: what is the typical food?, how do you live?, why do you nod differently?, how much is the average salary and rent? are there Nobel Prize winners from Bulgaria and so on. So, we figured it out (quite fast) – a Culture Tour is needed. (link for the tour) This is when we started to work on the new tour, we started to research, to attend folklore festivals, to speak to professors of ethnography, to learn new interesting facts about Bulgarian culture, in order to finally put the whole puzzle together. We decided to concentrate on the things that distinguish the Bulgarians and our culture from the rest of the Balkans. This way we formed our top 10 most important things everybody should know about Bulgaria and you will have the chance to experience all of them on our new Culture tour: […]