Sofia traffic live on Google Maps

Sofia traffic live on Google Maps

Google Maps now shows live traffic information for Sofia’s main streets – useful if you are driving around town and want to avoid hold-ups.

Made of matches

Made of matches

On display at the National Palace of Culture is the model of Rila Monastery made of 6 million matchsticks by Plamen Ignatov. It took 16 years.

Spirit of Burgas Festival 2013

Spirit of Burgas Festival 2013

Next weekend it’s the Spirit of Burgas Festival, now in its sixth year. The programme covers reggae, hip-hop, soul, hardcore, dub step and more.

Summer drink-driving campaign

Summer drink-driving campaign

Bulgaria's police have started their annual campaign against drink-driving. They’ll be checking vehicle documents and on the look-out for over-the-limit drivers.

Perelik Jazz Festival 2013

Perelik Jazz Festival 2013

This year’s Perelik Jazz Festival takes place on the weekend of July 27-28 near the highest peak in the Rhodope mountains on the stage of Bear House.

Remembering Vasil Levski

Remembering Vasil Levski

Today marks the anniversary of the birth of one of Bulgaria’s greatest national heroes: Vasil Levski (1837-1873), dubbed the Apostle of Freedom.

Stone Age farming

Stone Age farming

A study based on the analysis of Neolithic sites spread from Bulgaria to England has shed new light on the methods of our continent’s earliest farmers.

The joys of Plovdiv

The joys of Plovdiv

The Huffington Post has featured a wonderful piece about Plovdiv which it describes as “Europe’s oldest inhabited city” written by Jennifer Walker.

Trakia highway open

Trakia highway open

The final stretch of the 360km A1 Trakia motorway opens today. This means that the drive from Sofia to Burgas on the Black Sea is now motorway all the way.

Bulgaria into volleyball finals

Bulgaria into volleyball finals

The Bulgarian volleyball team has reached the finals of the world volleyball competition after beating Poland 3-0 to take 2nd place in their qualifying pool.

Montserrat Caballé in Sofia

Montserrat Caballé in Sofia

World famous Spanish soprano Montserrat Cabellé will be in Sofia for a concert with her daughter on 27 September at the National Palace of Culture.

The Wall for 30BGN

The Wall for 30BGN

For Roger Water’s forthcoming performance of the Wall at Vasil Levski Stadium, a number of tickets have now been put on the market at 30BGN each.

Sand sculpture in Burgas

Sand sculpture in Burgas

For the sixth year, Burgas is running its annual sand sculpture festival at Ezeroto Park featuring the work of artists from as far afield as Indonesia and Japan.

In Your Pocket guide to Sofia

In Your Pocket guide to Sofia

In Your Pocket guide has a section called ‘Expat in Sofia’. Many thanks to them for highlighting Cleves rental apartments under the topic: ‘Finding a home’.

Good news about corruption

Good news about corruption

According to the latest Transparency International ‘Global Corruption Barometer’ reported on BBC, Bulgaria is an island of relatively low corruption.

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