Bulgaria

Key Country Facts

Population: 7.2 million
Historical & Interesting Facts:

It's the only country in the world that has ever fired an elected official over playing the Facebook game, Farmville!

Top Activities and Places to Visit:

Sofia, Plovdiv

Other Information:

Major exports: clothing, footwear, iron and steel, machinery and fuels

The famous lions in downtown Sofia, Bulgaria

Kutrubes Travel planned an exquisitely complicated tour for me through “eastern” Europe, helping me to make the most of seeing the highlights of these countries in the most meaningful way, without just zipping through.

I started out in Romania, flew to Bulgaria, then drove through Serbia, next to Macedonia, Kosovo, Albania, Montenegro, Croatia, Boznia-Herzegovina, Slovenia, and ending in Venice, Italy.

Be sure to visit the capital, Sofia, which is located at the base of Mount Vitosha, as it is a great place for both skiing and hiking. Also of interest is Plovdiv, the oldest city in Europe, known for its laid back vibes and emphasis on the arts. In general, Bulgaria is known for its scenic beaches, historic architecture, and hiking destinations.

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One fun fact about Bulgaria is that it is the only country in the world that has ever fired an elected official over playing the Facebook game, Farmville. Plovdiv city councilor, Dimitar Kerin, was fired in 2010 in order to “have more time to tend to his virtual farm”!

Jim's Mile Marker

UN Recognized Countries

193

Countries Visited

190

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AZERBAIJAN