Today, I am going to recount you a story about one of my favourite towns in Bulgaria – Karlovo (I am a proud Bulgarian in case you didn’t know yet). I was wondering how to walk you around this petite, yet verdant and undeniably gorgeous, town. For a favourite place, one should really be convincing. […]

Velingrad, also known as the Spa Capital of the Balkans, has so much to offer to the tourist and the traveller – from hot, mineral water springs, criss-crossing the whole town, to drop-dead gorgeous mountain sceneries. However, if you are craving a relaxing stay at a secluded, yet luxurious, location, Villa Vuchev should definitely be on […]

One could hardly imagine that something so simple can be so delicious. Even a person armed with a rich English vocabulary would be challenged to describe it. Delectable, lip-smacking, toothsome, appetising – lyutenitsa is all of that and even more.

While in the West it is usually referred to as “Bulgarian yoghurt”, in its homeland it is called sour milk (kiselo mlyako or “кисело мляко” in Cyrillic). Regardless of its name, this magical probiotic product comes with an impeccable ancestry – it is believed to have been known for around 4,000 years.