BULGARIA, THE LAND OF THE BULGARS March 6th 2007 Bulgaria:
- A land of just over 7 million people. It has been strange moving from London which has the same population.
- Still a couple of steps, well maybe quite a few behind that of Western European countries.
- Vesso (who I work with) said to me; ‘so is this your first trip to Bulgaria?’ and on replying yes he said ‘well you will be surprised’ -about what I said? “everything” Th ... read more
Europe » Bulgaria » Blagoevgrad Province » Bansko The Bulgars, a Central Asian Turkic tribe, merged with the local Slavic inhabitants in the late 7th century to form the first Bulgarian state. In succeeding centuries, Bulgaria struggled with the Byzantine Empire to assert its place in the Balkans, b... ... read more