Gap Years and Backpacking in Bulgaria

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Bulgaria; a home to beautiful beaches, deep dense forests and bunch of roses. Yes, Bulgaria has got more to it than meets the eye.

Situated in central Europe, you'll be excused for not knowing much about this country. However, there's tonnes to see and do here and it's the perfect place to explore on a gap year.

Since joining the European Union in 2007, Bulgaria has undergone development and it's going from strength to strength. The main cities have become vibrant and attractive with an absolute killer nightlife.

Bulgaria's main lure for backpackers and travellers is its stunning beaches and picturesque bays. However, there are also networks of hiking trails allowing you to discover the country's lush mountains and forested landscapes, especially around the Rila and Pirin Mountains.

The cities too have much to offer with the cosmopolitan Sofia with its lovely parks and fascinating museums, and Plovdiv with its Roman ruins and National Revival architectural treasures and Varna with its youthful maritime energy. All you need to do is get yourself there.

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Bulgaria Fact!

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Not only is Bulgaria one of the oldest countries in Europe but it ranks 3rd in Europe (after Greece and Italy) for its number of archaeological treasures...

Bulgaria Fact!

The Bulgarian army is the only force in the entire world which has never lost a single flag, despite activily participaing in wars in Europe since the 19th century.