Елена Лазарова

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The magical power and beauty of the Bulgarian saffron

In the last few years, a lot of Bulgarian farmers started to grow the autumn crocus, from which the saffron is extracted. Thus some of them, especially those who live in the Rhodopean mountain, try to replace the traditional growing of tobacco. Others just try to diversify their production and to find new opportunities. But do you know the main benefits of saffron and why it is among the most expensive spices in the world?

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The culinary masterpieces of the Rhodope cuisine

The authentic taste of the local Bulgarian dishes is sought after by tourists and visitors to the Rhodopes mountain. For many people culinary traditions as a reason for their visit. The Rhodopes are a mystical place where, in addition to enjoying unique nature, magical views, listening to myths and legends about human destinies and stories, you can find your secret place of rest and unforgettable vacation.

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Apricot rakia – the aromatic symbol of Danube Dobrudzha

The apricot rakia is one of the symbols of Danube Dobrudzha. Mild taste and strong apricot aroma make the drink characteristic and unforgettable, regardless of the style in which it is prepared. If you want to taste real aromatic apricot rakia join our gastro and cultural tour “Taste Golden Dobrudzha”,  to try the famous Silistra elixir.

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The tomb in Sveshtari – the masterpiece of Thracian culture

Hundreds of monuments from the time of Thracian civilization have been discovered on the territory of Bulgaria. The tomb in the village of Sveshtari, Razgrad region, is among the best-preserved and most impressive in our land.

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A magical white swallow still brings hope in the Bulgarian Dobrudzha

Dobrudzha is among the favorite places of the Bulgarian writer Yordan Yovkov. He points the region out as a source of inspiration. The Bulgarian master of the stories has lived in Dobrudzha for about 10 years but that period has been a source of lots of creative fantasies for him. There Yovkov created some of his most magical and captivating plots.

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“Madzhun” from watermelon and sugar broom – the honey for the poor of Dobrudzha

Sweet “madzhun”, also called “the honey for the poor”, usually is made from sugar cane and sugar beet, watermelon, grapes, pumpkin, prunes, sugar broom. Actually, it is a concentrated syrup of sweet fruit.

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“Orlovo oko” – a paradise for the soul under Rhodopes’ St. Iliya peak

A breathtaking view is revealed at 1563 meters above sea level from the panoramic site “Orlovo oko” (“Eagle’s Eye”) below peak St. Iliya in the Rhodope Mountains, Bulgaria. From here you can see the beauty of the Buynovo Gorge, the Bulgarian and Greek part of the Rhodopes, and a small part of Pirin and Rila mountains.

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How the herb Mursal tea grew from the tears of Orpheus

Aromatic Mursal tea is among the most miraculous with its enormous health benefits herbs in Bulgaria. They said Mursal tea has magical abilities and it heals everything.