Learn about the Balkan Mountains and the Balkan Peninsula - where they are located, how to explore them through hikes and road trips, and how to get to know the history and culture of this unique Eastern European region.
In a series of interviews, 10 US wine professionals who believe in mission “Bulgarian Wine in the US” share their experience. In this one, sommelier Amber Rill talks about the freshness and entrepreneurial spirit, with which the indigenous Bulgrian varieties are made and recommends the best way to throw a Bulgarian wine tasting dinner party.
There is one question every traveler to Bulgaria always asks me early on when we start planning a trip: "How safe is Bulgaria?". Bulgaria remains an off the grid travel destination and that might not be a bad thing. Fewer tourists and an authentic, deep-rooted culture is what you can expect. This little country - the South-easternmost point in the European Union - boasts diverse and oftentimes untouched landscapes from golden beaches to the lush green mountains. But is it a safe destination to travel to? I set out to research the opinions of other travelers, including interviewing two American travelers I met during my journey. Here is the picture that emerged.