Through decades of turmoil, Bulgaria managed to preserve its culture and natural environment. Leave the big cities behind and head for the rural areas to find the ultimate eco-traveler's experience.
— by Pamela Grant
For centuries, Bulgaria experienced a seemingly endless series of invasions, conquerings, rebellions and periods of isolation from the world, all capped by 40 years of Soviet domination. As a testament to the indomitable spirit of Bulgarians, it is now the Republic of Bulgaria and a member of the European Union.
Its history is filled with stories of the Roman Empire, Byzantine Empire, Ottoman Empire, the Soviet Union, until finally....