Is Bulgaria safe for tourists? Is Bulgaria part of Russia? Is Bulgaria a country? What is Bulgaria capital? Is Sofia worth visiting? Why is Bulgaria’s population shrinking so fast? We’ll answer all of these questions in this post about Bulgaria!
If God were to tell us which country had a connection with him when he was giving away the earth to us, he’d probably whisper, “Bulgaria!”.
Yes, that’s how much of a perfect location this country has!
It has all the perks of beautiful landscapes, mountains, and to-die-for beaches!
Despite its beauty, the residents still leave their homeland as much as about 62,000 people every year!
Let’s learn about this dreamland!
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Recent History of Bulgaria
They used to be a part of the Ottoman empire, but despite some of its other Balkan neighbors like Albania who are still in love with Turkey, Bulgaria doesn’t like that part of its history.
The Russians helped them to force Turks out and transferred Communism into Bulgaria and eventually, after a few years of being communist, they changed their way to the Western countries and now by being officially a part of the EU and NATO, their economy boomed for good, especially the tourism.
People in Bulgaria
Most people are Bulgarians, with a minority of Turks and Russians.
Although they love their country, most people have no other choice but to leave either their villages or the country to find better jobs.
As a result, each year the number of abandoned villages and towns grows!
What to do in Bulgaria
Bulgaria is cheap!
Yes, the country is one of the cheapest places in the EU for vacation enabling you to chill at the beach and treat yourself like you deserve with Bulgarian cuisine!
Sunny Beach in Bulgaria
Let’s start with my favorito, the beach!
There are gorgeous beaches in Bulgaria because of the black sea and more than 200 resorts and hotels to fit any budget.
Alexander Nevsky Cathedral in Bulgaria
built in 1882, this beautiful Cathedral is one of the top 50 biggest churches in the world, located in the capital, Sofia.
Borovets Ski resort in Bulgaria
Just because they have the nicest beaches, doesn’t mean they don’t have the nicest Ski Resort!
Eyes of God (Prohodna) in Bulgaria
Bulgaria has tons of caves and waterfalls in it. The most famous one is Prohodna, famous as eyes of God. If you want to get the most out of this cave, go there when it’s the full moon.
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38 thoughts on “Bulgaria, The fastest shrinking country in the world Explained”
I’ll add it to the next post about Bulgaria.
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Happy to bounce into this info! Nice summary and great pictures!
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I had a friend who was from Bulgaria and he was always talking about how great it is!
It is very beautiful. He was absolutely right!
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Very enlightening post. What do you think the likelihood is that Russia or Turkey will attempt to absorb Bulgaria in the future?
Our world is full of wonders but I don’t think it would ever happen since Bulgaria is a part of the EU, so, technically if an outsider attempts to occupy it, they’re risking a war with powerful European countries!
What do you think about this theory?
You’re probably right. I didn’t realize they were a member of the EU. Thanks for the info. 🙂
But that eye of God is definitely going to be lovely!
This is definitely on my list of where to visit because now I know where to visit even with my limited funds. I do hope things get better for the citizens so they don’t necessarily have to leave their beautiful country.
Right. I feel so bad when I think about them, having to leave to other parts of Europe.
You’d enjoy the place a lot and once you get there, everything is too cheap. I’d say your biggest expense would be the ticket (if you’re not planning to go to a fancy hotel)
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Lovely. I remember it as a welcoming country with a fascinating history and delicious food and wonderful sce
So true! Bulgaria ticks all the boxes.
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Yes it does. You are most welcome to my comments, it’s always a delight to see your posts
Hope for the best😇🙏
Wow, I love to visit Bulgaria some day! Turkey and Bulgaria, both have a long history
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Those are certainly some beautiful pictures. I remember as a child, back in the 70’s, collecting stamps and seeing ones from places like Bulgaria and finding where the country was on my globe.
That must’ve been interesting. did you keep them?
Yes, I think I still have them. I have my old stamp collection still. I haven’t looked at it in a couple of decades at least though.
That’s so cool!
your comment reminded me of my coins collection I collected when I was a kid. It’s still at my parents house! I should pick em up the next time I visit. lol
I’d love to see your stamp collection if you look them up someday. that would be a great post on your blog.
Woww I had NO idea that Bulgaria was such a cool place! It’s too bad that such places should gradually shrink.
Maybe that might improve, after the crisis- especially as I think people won’t seek the big and crowded cities as much as before. And they might prefer other tiny havens as this, as their working spots!
You’re Right, less popular areas are much more worthy to visit.
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Sadly I can confirm … our nationality disappears. Like a Bulgarian
this fact worries all of us!
I understand dear Riotr.
Hopefully things would get better in the future if more jobs get created in the country.
Ah that’s just unfair. I have always wished to visit Bulgaria. I hope things get better and people return and add to the diversity and happiness of this beautiful country
At least, now you know where your next destination is as soon as the situation gets better!
Exactly! In fact I had plans to go there and to Romania soon. But the situation has changed the plans. I hope they turn out better and I get to see the serenity soon.
I have a plan to visit the Balkans again, by car this time, from Slovenia to Bulgaria.
It won’t cost much to rent a car since almost all of the countries in the area are cheap both for accommodation and food.
That’s interesting! Do shade votre expérience.
*Do share your experience! (Fat fingers typing hastily)
Sure, I will!
So many places to see and time seems to be running out
I know! But let’s hope for the best!
Hopefully things would go back to normal in a few months!
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