A Taste of Medieval Bulgaria
Visit Bulgaria Day 1
Visit Bulgaria starts – Sofia – Vidin
Firstly, we welcome you for your visit Bulgaria holiday in the city of Sofia. After that we leave for the town of Vidin, where we will have lunch. In Vidin we will see Baba Vida Fortress – the only fully preserved medieval fortress in Bulgaria that lies on the very bank of the Danube River in the northern end of the beautiful town of Vidin.
Next, for the nature-lovers we can offer a visit to the famous Belogradchik Rocks and Magura Cave. They are both located no more than an hour away from the town.
Overnight in a hotel in Vidin.
Visit Bulgaria Day 2
Holidays Bulgaria – Kazanlak – the town of the most beautiful among women, the rose…
There is something in Kazanlak, which is not only the beautiful nature and the fascinating women. There is something which is in the air, something which is soaked in the soil… Something that explains the specific atmosphere and flavour Kazanlak has. Atmosphere of a place where time stands still but life doesn`t; where one can feel peaceful, calm and safe. And the flavour of the rose, the unique rose.
The Valley of Roses and the Valley of the Thr
Husband! He had never thought of that.Suddenly a cold sweat appeared on his brow. He went out and roamed until dawnaround the quiet, moonlit lake, filled with the reflection of bright starswhich resembled greenish sparkling fireflies.
He was just about to lie down, when a tap,tap, tap sounded on the window pane. His charming neighbor appeared, just likethe dawn, golden and blushing, rose-like and white, in a lace morning gown, herlovely blue eyes still heavy with sleep. She held a little finger to her red,sinful lips, luscious and sanguine, as a sign of silence.
“I found no peace throughout the night,” hewhispered, pale and weary.
“Do not fear. I understand you. Do not fear,Peter; I am true to you alone!”
And only the trembling of a flower from herbreath remained, as Tkalac extended his hungry arms towards the quiet, bloomingwindow, lit by the first rays of the sun, while from above was heard theunpleasant voice of a man, s
“Be righteous, Pero, not being successfulas a soldier. Even be a laborer, but remain honest as all your ancestors. Hereis a revolver which may be of use to you, even for yourself, in case of anyshame you may commit, to yourself or to me. It is better to die honorably thanto live in disgrace.”
And Tkalac found, in the disorder of hisluggage, which was like that of a gipsy`s, a photograph, and although it wasquite dark, a lady, somewhat gray-haired, stepped out of the picture—she wasstill of a girlish build, pale, attractive, dark-eyed, with a permanent, sadsmile—and this foreigner, after two years of dissipation, pressed this dear,lifeless relic to his lips, weeping like a child before going to sleep, greatbig tears; and consoled by the shadow of his dead mother, he fell asleepwithout so much as removing his clothes.
He was abruptly awakened by a tapping on the window. Knowing every emotion except fear, he was greatly surprised and thought he
Bulgaria Holidays – Veliko Tarnovo – past and contemporaneousness, legends and reality, rich cultural inheritance and active social life
The town of Veliko Tarnovo is in north central Bulgaria, in the valley of Yantra River. It has a population of around 72 000 people. It is the 15th biggest town in Bulgaria as well. Veliko Tarnovo is also one of the most beautiful towns in the country. Bulgarian and foreign tourists like to visit it a lot on their trips around Bulgaria when travel bulgaria. It`s one of the preferred Bulgaria destinations for good Bulgaria holidays as well.
Veliko Tarnovo is at a distance of 241 km from the capital – Sofia, 228 km from the city of Varna and also 107 km from the town of Ruse.
Often referred to as the `City of the Tsars`, Veliko Tarnovo is the crossing point of generations of Bulgarians.
A temptation to travel Bulgaria to see the Monastery and its unique architecture
Travel Bulgaria – The Rila Monastery – unity of spirituality, culture and nature…
The Monastery has a unique architecture and takes about 8800 sq.m. When one looks from outside, it resembles a fortress. Due to its 24-metre stone walls, the Monastery has the shape of an irregular pentagon. Once the visitor travel Bulgaria is in, though, they are impressed by its architecture. Impressive arches and colonnades, covered wooden stairs and carved verandas…
St. Ivan of Rila
The hermit St. Ivan of Rila founded the monastery during the rule of Tsar Peter I. It is normal that the monastery bears the hermit’s name. Actually the hermit lived
Bulgaria private tours Kazanlak – Twelve happy and lovely Dutch people (six couples and twelve friends) left The Netherlands to visit my beautiful and friendly country, Bulgaria.
So, we met on Friday, 20.05, the day of their customized guided tour, private tour Bulgaria Kazanlak. They travelled from Plovdiv and I was waiting for them in the village of Tarnichane, at the rose distillery. Then, some rose picking (well, it wasn`t as early as 5 am – the usual time to start the picking up); good and detailed inf
From the huge yard, transformed into a garden, was wafted an agreeable breeze. A canary was heard singing from a nearby window, and elsewhere a sweetly grieving strain from a Chopin ballad was audible. Tkalac followed the curling smoke of his cigarette, dreaming, with eyes open, like a savage. Suddenly he winced. On his bare, perspiring neck, he felt some drops. He wiped them off with his hand-kerchief, but, alas, rain again, and from a clear June sky. The young man turned his head, and above, from the upper window among the flower-pots and blossoms, there blushed a beautiful woman who lacked words to excuse herself and was powerless to turn her eyes from his confused countenance.
“Along with your beautiful flowers, you arealso watering nettle, madame,” he finally said in his foreign French which,reminding them so much of a child`s prattle, caused him to be well liked by theladies.
“I am too far away to be hurt,” she
ANTUN GUSTAV MATOS – (1873-1914)
Antun Gustav Matos was the son of a village schoolmaster. Shortly after his birth he was taken to Zagreb, where he received his early education. Later he went to Vienna and studied veterinary medicine, but as that failed to interest him he went to Prague. Being without a degree, he was drafted into the army as a private. He was sent to prison for violating some military rule, but escaped to Belgrade, where he played in the orchestra of the Royal Theatre. After many wanderings through Europe, he was pardoned and returned to Zagreb, where he worked as a journalist and teacher. There he did a great deal of miscellaneous writing. He died of cancer in 1914. Matos was a literary radical and a “Realist.” As critic, teacher, and novelist, he did more than any other prose writer to develop a native Croatian literature.
The Neighbor is one of his most vivid shortstories. It is here published for the first t
Sofia is ancient. It is cosmopolitan. It is the people coming and going, the empires, the political regimes… All of them gave their part in building the city it is today. A city with European atmosphere and Mediterranean spirit. Private tours in Bulgaria, one of the two oldest European capitals as well, Sofia is part of Bulgaria private tour. Also, guided Sofia tours.
Sofia has always been there, fortunately. To meet new generations, new challenges.
To start with, there used to be two settlements at the place of today`s Sofia 5000 years ago. Later, the ancient town of Serdika appeared. Philip II conquered it. Then, the city was governed by Alexander the Great. The next ruler, Constantine the Great, was in love with Serdika. They say that he once claimed `Serdika is my Rome!`
The oldest functioning church a
Balkan tours 2019 – Having read books or watched movies about Balkan countries; and thus thinking you know much about them. It is completely different from actually having visited and experienced them. Balkan tours 2019 opens a door for an exciting, relaxing and adventurous journey through some of the most interesting places on the Balkans.
Even if you have already been to that mystique part of the world. Believe us, you still have many things to discover and understand.
Balkan tours 2019; you will be able to visit Turkey, Greece, Bulgaria, Romania, Serbia, Croatia, Macedonia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Albania, Montenegro, Romania. Countries, each one of which veiled in mysticism characteristic for the Balkan peninsula only. This is not a fixed tour. It is a tour tailor-made by you, designed by you only.
At first sight, the Balkans look like any other place on the world. But getting to know it better, travelling around, will take you deeper and d
Make your Bulgaria private tour a way of living
Bulgaria private tour – Although Bulgaria is a small country, it offers many places to see and many things to do. Firstly, you can start with the “kuker” carnival and visit monasteries. Then, definitely enjoy the coastal and golf resorts. Also rose fields and rose festival. Last but not least, the `UFO` building and so on. What is more, almost every place in Bulgaria has its own festival or celebration. Some of them are wide-known, others are celebrated in the villages or towns only. Whatever Bulgaria private tour you choose or walking tours Sofia, you are surely to feel the country under your skin. Then, once you visit the country with us, you won`t be able to stop coming back. Many emotions will find their place in you. And the best of them is that you will feel at home in this love
The miniature copy of Turkish sites
If you don`t have enough time for proper Istanbul city tour and like to explore the sights of Turkey in a short time. Or you are visiting one of the palaces in Istanbul and you feel a sudden urge to be in Konya in Mevlana Mausoleum; then Miniaturk is the place that you have to visit.
The museum that reveals the cultural and architectual heritage of 3000 years of Anatolian history, the Miniaturk opened in 2003 on the Golden Horn.
Miniaturk had been inspired by a similar theme park in the Netherlands.
We can easily see Hagia Sophia, Topkapi Palace, Blue Mosque, Mount Nemrut, Artemis Temple there. And even Bosphorus Bridge that we can walk on. These and hundreds more dwellings, bridges, palaces, mosques, sanctuaries, towers built by people who lived and established civilizations in Anatolia can be seen in the park. The world`s largest miniature park covers an area of 60,000 m2 and consists of three main parts; the bigg
“And when he came from the temple he told me all that had happened to him. And he said: `I shall go to Koptos, for I must fetch this book; I will not stay any longer in the north.` And I said, `Let me dissuade you, for you prepare sorrow and you will bring me into trouble in the Thebaid.` And I laid my hand on Na.nefer.ka.ptah, to keep him from going to Koptos, but he would not listen to me; and he went to the King, and told the King all that the priest had said.
The King asked him, what it that you want is?` and he replied, `Let them give me the royal boat with its belongings, for I will go to the south with Ahura and her little boy Merab, and fetch this book without delay.` Therefore, they gave him the royal boat with its belongings, and we went with him to the haven, and sailed from there up to Koptos.
Koptos and Harpokrates
Then the priests of Isis of Koptos, and the high priest of Isis, came down to us without waiting, to meet Na.nefer.ka.
(Anonymous: about 1400 B.C.)
The manuscript of this story was found during the Nineteenth Century in the tomb of a Coptic monk. Nothing is known of the author, but it is assumed that he lived not long after the time of the probable origin of the Egyptian short story. Setna and the Magic Book is one of those wonder tales that have from time immemorial evoked the admiration of the world, and particularly of the Orientals. Whether or not the Egyptians actually believed all they were told in a fairy tale is an idle conjecture: but it seems probable that the strange happenings described in this story were accepted by many. Even the present age of science has not entirely banished a belief in magic: some of the finest of modern tales are based upon an ineradicable belief in the supernal oral.
The translation here used is that by William Flinders Petrie in l(y yjOinn Tales, Vol. 2, published in 1895 by Methuen and Co., by whose permission it is here reprinted. The original ma
Your successes as the Turkey Women`s National Volleyball Team in Europe made all of us proud. You especially were the best in receptions. What is the source of this success?
Turkey Women’s National Volleyball Team players have been playing together for a long time. When you look at it, there are very young players too but most of us are experienced players. Throughout our sports careers we all played in very high-level games and now we are able to shake off that stress and nervousness of big games. Of course, we can also say that our team is successful because it is an ambitious and energetic team.
You got married last year. Congratulations. What is the role of your family in your achievements?
Thank to my dear husband Onur
Thank you. I always say; I believe that my marriage brings me luck. My husband Onur Sonsirma is indeed my biggest supporter, he has always been by my side in tough times and good times too. If I achieved something, if I am me
And the youth went to the valley of the acacia; and his elder brother went unto his house; his hand was laid on his head, and he cast dust on his head; he came to his house, and he slew his wife, he cast her to the dogs, and he sat in mourning for his younger brother.
Now many days after these things, the younger brother was in the valley of the acacia; there was none with him; he spent his time in hunting the beasts of the desert, and he came back in the even to lie down under the acacia, which bore his soul upon the topmost flower. And after this he built himself a tower with his own hands, in the valley of the acacia; it was full of all good things that he might provide for himself a home.
And he went out from his tower, and he met the Nine Gods, who were walking forth to look upon the whole land. The Nine Gods talked one with another, and they said unto him: “Ho! Bata, bull of the Nine Gods, art thou remaining alone? Thou hast left thy vi
Only the breeziest of hills become home to windmills, where grains are ground into flour. When the winds rouse enough might to turn their large wheels, the crushing stone begins to do its work.
Some of the windmills are struggling to resist the disruptive means of time.
Morsels of grain, now turned into fine powders, replenish markets and tables alike. Though Anatolia’s tradition of many a century has been replaced by more contemporary processes, windmills still firmly exist all around Turkey. Let us go where the wind takes us…
ON WINDY HILLS
By far, the Bodrum peninsula houses the highest number of windmills in Turkey. Nearly all villages connected to the county have remnants of the abandoned ground-grain tradition. About eighty windmills, the oldest being nearly four hundred years old, reside on the various windy peaks of the peninsula. The mills sitting a