BULGARIA

The southeastern European country is bordered by Romania to the north, Serbia and Macedonia to the West, Greece and Turkey to the south and the Black Sea to the east. As the 16th largest country in Europe, Bulgaria remains one place to visit in a lifetime. Sofia is the capital of Bulgaria and is the economic hub of the country which features nice parks, restaurants and other architectural monuments. Bulgaria boasts of a predominantly urbanized population that encourages an enjoyable visit. Moreover, as an exotic European country, it has a wealth of sublime beaches, lovely churches, great hiking and several winter sport opportunities and wide range of activities to do for tourists. You will get blown away by the country?s amazing scenery, nightlife, which are affordable to a large extent.

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Food

In Bulgaria, you can enjoy tasty, fresh and hearty foods. In fact, the country is renowned for quality vegetables, dairy products, and varied mild spices.

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Places

All across Bulgaria, there are fascinating spots ranging from lots of nice sand beaches and historic port towns to the cool city of Plovdiv pyramids of Melnik, historic architectural and Monastery of Dryanovo

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Culture

The ancestry of Bulgarians is traced to the merging of Bulgars, a central Asian Turkic people, and slaves which began in the seventh century in northeastern Bulgaria.

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Civilizations

Thracians, Ancient Greeks, Romans, Ostrogoths, Varangians and Bulgars have left their mark on the culture, history, and heritage of Bulgaria.

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Currency
Bulgaria's currency is the Bulgarian Lev (BGN), which as at 2015 was pegged to the Euro at a rate of 1 Euro = 1.95583 Leva. Before the current Bulgarian Lev (BGN) was introduced, there were three Lev currency editions. The Bulgarian Lev is made up of 100 Stokinki. These currencies come generally in coins and bank notes.
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Language
In Bulgaria, 85% of the 7.4 million population speak Bulgarian, which is the official language. Not only that, 2.5% of the same number speak Macedonian. Macedonian is however not a separate language; it rather is a Bulgarian language. Bulgarian is somewhat similar to Serbian, Russian and other Slavic languages. Meanwhile, there are other minority languages in Bulgaria such as Romani, Turkish, and these covers about 9% of the population. Similarly, there are related languages like Gagauz, Tatar, and Albanian. Besides, the most common known foreign language in Bulgaria is English, closely followed by Russian and German.
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Visa Information
Bulgaria has the Schengen Agreement membership, and getting a visa to the country depends on where you are traveling from. For instance, EU and EFTA (Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway) citizens and those of Switzerland require just an officially approved ID card or passport to get in. This means that they do not need a visa to visit and stay for as long as they want. However, it is generally easy to get Bulgaria?s visa as long as the necessary requirements are met. These include:
1. A passport or officially approved ID
2. A recent passport photograph
3. Visa Application Form
4. Bank Statement showing proof of sufficient funds
5. Itinerary
6. Hotel Reservations
7. Valid Medical Insurance
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Getting There
Bulgaria has four international airports in Sofia, Varna, Burgas, and Plovdiv. Getting to Bulgaria is flexible and easy enough as the major cities in Europe and some others in the Middle East connect Sofia via Bulgaria Air and other airlines. However, there are some other charters and last-minute flight offers to Varna or Burgas going out from Western Europe, Eastern Europe, and Israel. In addition, there are now regular flights to Bulgaria from other low-cost airlines like Wizz Air and Ryanair. Meanwhile, though some major airlines with a stop in western Europe, you can connect Bulgaria from the United States, especially with airlines like United, Delta, Air France, Lufthansa, British Airways, etc. as these ones fly to Sofia from the United States of America. There are large numbers of routes to take to Bulgaria from Kiev, Istanbul, Vienna, Moscow and other common cities. There is also a primary train that runs from Bucharest to Sofia, with a daily overnight option to Belgrade from Sofia. 
Moreover, you can get to Bulgaria by car, especially if you are coming from western Europe, thanks to the Danube 2 bridge which is now open to allow for crossing from Romania to Vidin, as the fastest route from that region. There are also seasonal car ferries that serve Burgas and Varna ports from Ukraine, Russia, and Georgia; meaning you can enter or leave Bulgaria by boat. 
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Peak Travel Periods
Being a country that has a typical continental climate with long, hot summers and bitterly cold winters, visiting Bulgaria is considered better off during the summer months, that is between June and September unless you want to visit the ski resorts which are basically open during the winter months, making December to March the ideal time. The peak tourist season in Bulgaria is between the summer months, thanks to its northern hemisphere location. There are pleasant temperatures during the spring season (April to May), and you might also want to consider the period for visit. Winter in Bulgaria is a low season all across because there is plenty of snow at these times. Between June and September, there is a large influx of tourists plus high airfares and accommodation costs.

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