Here is the main page covering our month-long visit to Bulgaria and Macedonia in June 2018, plus a slide show of pictures at the end.

For journal postings from Bulgaria and Macedonia, CLICK HERE.

Bulgaria:  We began in the historical and engaging town of Sofia, from which we visited several nearby locations of interest, before heading east to the Black Sea coast. Then we worked our way north and west to see natural and historical sites, as well as small town Bulgaria:

  • Sofia
  • Sofia area – Boyana church (UNESCO), Rila Monastery, Rila Mountains, Dragoman marsh, Vitosha Mt.
  • Plovdiv & Koprivshtitsa
  • Black Sea coast (Sozopol, Nessebar)
  • Srebarna nature reserve & Dunav (Danube) river
  • Ivanovo cave churches
  • Sveshtari and Kazanlak (Thracian tombs, UNESCO)
  • Veliko Tarnovo

Macedonia: Again we started in the capital city of Skopje, with its ambitious transformation of the city in a grand imperial style, then traveled south to visit Mavrovo National Park and the old capital of the Bulgarian empire, Ohrid.

  • Skopje
  • Matka Canyon
  • Mavrovo National Park
  • Ohrid and Lake Ohrid

You can browse the map below for where we’ve been in Bulgaria or Macedonia (and posted an article). Click a pushpin to find the posted articles from the marked locations.

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SLIDE SHOW HINT: If you’ve already seen the earlier pictures in the slide show, keep clicking the Prev link below to get to the end of the group and view our most recent ones.