Uhm… why Bulgaria?
We get it. If you have the time, money and motivation to travel for a long weekend, and all you want is good food, good wine, a few cultural sights and relaxation, you might be thinking Piedmont (Italy), Bordeaux (France), Tuscany (Italy), Rioja (Spain) or maybe a city-break to a European metropolis. But if you’re in the mood for something different and willing to get a bit adventurous, Bulgaria is definitely worth a visit. It has got to be one of the most underrated (wine) destinations in Europe but has so much to offer. Check out this article for 12 pretty good reasons why Bulgaria should be on your shortlist. Bulgaria actually has really good wines and a very long history in winemaking. In fact, Bulgaria is one of the first places to ever produce wines as it has been proved that the ancient Thracians were avid winemakers. Bulgaria also has amazing food. Yes, similar to its neighbours, Greece and Turkey, Bulgaria also has a rich food culture. Get ready for lots of grilled meats, more than lots of cheese, unbelievable salads and be sure to try a sip of rakia – the local brandy. Check out this photo gallery for pictures of classical Bulgarian dishes. Great value for money should be the motto of this destination. For a fracture of the prices in northern and southern Europe, you get unbelievable quality experiences.