…And we are back with the first edition of “Spotted!- All About Bulgaria” for 2014. We hope you had a relaxing and refreshing holiday season. (OK maybe NOT!!! Who are we kidding? – holidays are rarely quiet and relaxing with all of the commotion that out-of-town family members can bring, but after all that is what makes this season oh so special, isn’t it? 🙂) Either way, we are happy to have you back and are fired up and ready to start the year with a BANG! And here is a “clue” on how we plan to do that:
- Inspire Travel! Inspire Travel! Inspire Travel! (Are you inspired yet? 😉 )
As you might already be able to tell, the items that we have recently spotted and picked to feature this week, do just that “they inspire travel”. So let’s go and see what we have in store for you! 🙂
*Click on the image for a breathtaking experience.*
The Top 10 Countries to Visit in 2014 on Rough Guides – If your New Year’s resolution is to travel more, then do yourself a favor and check this list out. Guess who secured the #8 stop on it? 🙂 That’s right! Yours truly- Bulgaria!!! 🙂 Now that is what we call a great start to the new year! 🙂
If until today you have been hesitant to give Bulgaria or the Balkan region their fair chance to sweep you off your feet, then this is the year to do it. Over the past few months, Bulgaria has continued to steadily climb the charts of all sorts of “Top-something” lists among which were:
- Most Affordable European Capital for 2013 by TripAdivsor– Sofia took 1st place!
- Lonely Planet’s Best Value Travel Destination for 2014– Bulgaria ranked 4th!
- Vacation Homes’ Top 10 Most Beautiful Ancient Cities in the World – Plovdiv secured the #3 spot on the list!
These are the ones that come to mind at the moment, but there are certainly at least a few more, like National Geographic’s Best Winter Trips 2014, which named Pernik along side Paris, the Nosara Beaches of Costa Rica and 12 more worldwide destinations as the best winter trips to take this year. (p.s. for those of you familiar with Pernik inspired jokes, this is NOT one of them! 🙂 )
This trend is posed to continue. No doubt that we will see much more of Bulgaria and its amazing cities in various top- travel charts throughout 2014. How can we be so sure of that?! Well, it is really very simple: when you offer good value you are bound to get good recognition. 🙂
Don’t miss out on experiencing the oldest established state in Europe, (681 A.D.) before it gets discovered by the rest of the world and don’t forget to let us know how we can assist you with your travel plans there.
Until then: Dream.Plan.GO! 🙂
P.S. Crave more? Our Resources on Bulgaria page is updated regularly & features lots of interesting & useful reads. Check it out!
Gift Corner – FOR ALL
THIS IS BULGARIA– National Video Catalog (2013) from Globus Media Group Inc
Click on the picture in this post to see a sample video