Veliko Tarnovo – legends and reality

Veliko Tarnovo – legends and reality

Bulgaria Holidays – Veliko Tarnovo – past and contemporaneousness, legends and reality, rich cultural inheritance and active social life

The town of Veliko Tarnovo is in north central Bulgaria, in the valley of Yantra River. It has a population of around 72 000 people. It is the 15th biggest town in Bulgaria as well. Veliko Tarnovo is also one of the most beautiful towns in the country. Bulgarian and foreign tourists like to visit it a lot on their trips around Bulgaria when travel bulgaria. It`s one of the preferred Bulgaria destinations for good Bulgaria holidays as well.

Veliko Tarnovo is at a distance of 241 km from the capital – Sofia, 228 km from the city of Varna and also 107 km from the town of Ruse.

Often referred to as the `City of the Tsars`, Veliko Tarnovo is the crossing point of generations of Bulgarians.…

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Balkan Tours 2019

Balkan Tours 2019

Balkan tours 2019 – Having read books or watched movies about Balkan countries; and thus thinking you know much about them. It is completely different from actually having visited and experienced them. Balkan tours 2019 opens a door for an exciting, relaxing and adventurous journey through some of the most interesting places on the Balkans.

Even if you have already been to that mystique part of the world. Believe us, you still have many things to discover and understand.

Balkan tours 2019; you will be able to visit Turkey, Greece, Bulgaria, Romania, Serbia, Croatia, Macedonia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Albania, Montenegro, Romania. Countries, each one of which veiled in mysticism characteristic for the Balkan peninsula only. This is not a fixed tour. It is a tour tailor-made by you, designed by you only.

At first sight, the Balkans look like any other place on the world. But getting to know it better, travelling around, will take you deeper and d…

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Bulgaria private tours Kazanlak

Bulgaria private tours Kazanlak

Bulgaria private tours Kazanlak – Twelve happy and lovely Dutch people (six couples and twelve friends) left The Netherlands to visit my beautiful and friendly country, Bulgaria.

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So, we met on Friday, 20.05, the day of their customized guided tour, private tour Bulgaria Kazanlak. They travelled from Plovdiv and I was waiting for them in the village of Tarnichane, at the rose distillery. Then, some rose picking (well, it wasn`t as early as 5 am – the usual time to start the picking up); good and detailed inf…

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Bulgaria Private Tour

Bulgaria Private Tour

Make your Bulgaria private tour a way of living

Bulgaria private tour – Although Bulgaria is a small country, it offers many places to see and many things to do. Firstly, you can start with the “kuker” carnival and visit monasteries. Then, definitely enjoy the coastal and golf resorts. Also rose fields and rose festival. Last but not least, the `UFO` building and so on. What is more, almost every place in Bulgaria has its own festival or celebration. Some of them are wide-known, others are celebrated in the villages or towns only. Whatever Bulgaria private tour you choose or walking tours Sofia, you are surely to feel the country under your skin. Then, once you visit the country with us, you won`t be able to stop coming back. Many emotions will find their place in you. And the best of them is that you will feel at home in this love…

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Bulgaria private tours

Bulgaria private tours

Sofia is ancient. It is cosmopolitan. It is the people coming and going, the empires, the political regimes… All of them gave their part in building the city it is today. A city with European atmosphere and Mediterranean spirit. Private tours in Bulgaria, one of the two oldest European capitals as well, Sofia is part of Bulgaria private tour. Also, guided Sofia tours.

Sofia has always been there, fortunately. To meet new generations, new challenges.

To start with, there used to be two settlements at the place of today`s Sofia 5000 years ago. Later, the ancient town of Serdika appeared. Philip II conquered it. Then, the city was governed by Alexander the Great. The next ruler, Constantine the Great, was in love with Serdika. They say that he once claimed `Serdika is my Rome!`

The oldest functioning church a…

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Antakya food

Antakya food

ANTAKYA THROUGH THE KITCHEN DOOR

COMBINING MODERN MULTICULTURALISM WITH ANCIENT HISTORY, ANTAKYA’S DIVERSE CUISINE ISVWNIQUE SYNTHESIS OF THE TASTES OF THE MEDITERRANEAN, THE MIDDLE EAST AND ANATOLIA. We decide to discover this city (ancient Antioch), nestled against the majestic peaks of the Amanos Mountains, through its cuisine.

The bridge that joins the two banks of the River Asi, which has given life to the city throughout its history, takes us straight to Uzun Garp, the Long Market. Stopping at one of the many shops selling kunefe (aka knaffeh, a rich pastry made of shredded filo dough filled with cheese and butter and drenched in sugar syrup) makes a tasty start…

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Indispensable cheese

Indispensable cheese

ATTILA DOGUDAN CHEF OF CHEFS

Tips from the President of Do & Co.

Why is cheese indispensable?

Nobody knows, but bread and cheese speil freedom. If you don`t feel like eating that particular food at that particular hour on that particular day, your choice is easy: Bread and cheese.

Why use salad dressing?

Just use it. We`ve thought of everythi…

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Turkey Eastern women

Turkey Eastern women

What would you like to say about the overall character of eastern and western women based on what you`ve observed?

Eastern women appear charming, quiet and submissive. But, as I`ve said in every book I`ve written, this is dead wrong. Eastern women speak without yelling, without raising their voices. This dignity of theirs stems from their respect, not from fearfulness. Western women make a lot more noise, most of the time without getting what they want, whereas eastern women usually manage the path to their goals in a quieter way, and they usually get results. Their way of analyzing human psychology is more clever. Western women in contrast are more open than eastern women, and more assertive. It is hard to understand eastern women. These characterizations don`t apply to everyone of course.

If all those in a governing position in the world had been women, what kind of world would we live in?

We would definitely have been living in a better world, because…

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Design Capability

Design Capability

Where is Turkey in this trend? Where do we stand in terms of design capability?

While a production-weary world is being rocked by a series of crises and the top players are changing places with unprecedented speed, Turkey, as a rapidly growing and steadily developing country, has the 17th largest economy in the world. As in the other developing countries, we have a vital need to create global brands that produce goods and services that are self-renewing and high in value added in order to grow and strengthen our economy. As a first condition, all our production units, from the biggest to the smallest, need to appreciate the value and significance of product design and the need for R&D investments, and to realize that this requires infinite patience, and that sustaining such investment is actually not a costly risk.

As the western world is slowing down, Turkey is developing. The west`s brand designers are taking an interest in our country and want to play an activ…

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Setna Tbubui

Setna Tbubui

Setna said to Tbubui, “Let us accomplish now that for which I came.” She said to him, “Thou shalt arrive at thy house, that where thou art. However, for me, I am a hierodule; I am no mean person. If thou desires to have thy pleasure of me, thou wilt cause thy children to subscribe to my writing that they may not Krrk a quarrel with my children on the subject of thy possessions.” Setna had his children fetched and made them subscribe to the writ It’K. Setna said to Tbubui, “Let me now accomplish that for which I came.”

She said to him, “Thou shalt arrive at thy house, that where lltnu art. But for me, I am a hierodule; I am no mean person. If thou IIONI desire to have thy pleasure of me, thou shall cause thy children to lia minin, so that they may not seek a quarrel with my children on ftl’roiint of thy possessions.” Setna said, “Let the crime be committed Itll I hem of which the desire has entered thy heart.” She caused the Cllillireii of Setna…

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Kings Catacombs

Kings Catacombs

“And when my brother Na.nefer.ka.ptah went to the cemetery of Memphis, he did nothing on earth but read the writings that are in the Catacombs of the kings, and the tablets of the `House of life,` and the inicriptions that are seen on the monuments, and he worked hard on the writings. And there was a priest there called Nesiptah; and as Na.nefer.ka.ptah went into a temple to pray, it happened that he went behind this priest, and was reading the inscriptions that were on the chapels of the gods. And the priest mocked him and laughed.

So Na.nefer.ka.ptah said to him. `Why are you laughing at me?` And he replied, `I was not laughing at you, or if I happened to do so, it was at your reading writings that are worthless. If you wish so much to read Writings, come to me, and I will bring you to the place where the book which Thoth himself wrote with his own hand, and which will bring you to the gods.

When you read but two pages in this you will enchant the heaven,…

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Ahuras Tale

Ahuras Tale

“We were the two children of the King Mer.neb.ptah, and he loved us very much, for he had no others; and Na.nefer.ka.ptah was in his palace as heir over all the land. And when we were grown, the King said to the Queen, `I will marry Na.nefer.ka.ptah to the daughter of a general, and Ahura to the son of another general.` And the Queen said, `No; he is the heir, let him marry his sister, like the heir of a king; none other is fit for him.` And the King said, `That is not fair; they had better be married to the children of the general.`

“And the Queen said, `It is you who are not dealing rightly with me.` And the King answered, `If I have no more than these two children, is it right that they should marry one another? I will marry Na.nefer.ka.ptah to the daughter of an officer, and Ahura to the son of another o…

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Queen receptions

Queen receptions

Turkey Women’s National Volleyball Team member Gozde Sonsirma is in love with sports and especially volleyball. Trained in the youth setup at Vakifbank Gunes Sigorta. Sonsirma played in die jumoi nanonal and the national teams. We talked with Gozde Sonsirma, who pained a put e in liberals, Willi ‘Sultans of the Net’ and impressed the odds in V.ikith.mk I am telecom Unifi`s in about their sports earner and volleyball.

Let us get to know you a little first. Would you please introduce yourself?

My name is Gozde Sonsirma. I was born on 26 June 1985 in Kutahya. I graduated from Maltepe University Department of Communication Studies. I have been married for one and a half years.

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Ra Harakhti

Ra Harakhti

Now the sun went down, and he loaded himself with herbs in his daily manner. He came, and his foremost cow entered the stable, and she said to her keeper, “Behold thou thy elder brother standing before thee with his knife to slay thee; flee from before him.” He heard what his first cow had said; and the next entering, she also said likewise. He looked beneath the door of the stable; he saw the feet of his elder brother; he was standing behind the door, and his knife was in his hand. He cast down his load to the ground, and betook himself to flee swiftly; and his elder brother pursued after him with his knife. Then the younger brother cried out unto Ra Harakhti, saying, “My good Lord! Thou art he who divides the evil from the good.” And Ra stood and heard all his cry; and Ra made a wide water between him and his elder brother, and it was full of crocodiles; and the one brother was on one bank, and the othe…

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Mansions of Mudurnu

Mansions of Mudurnu

From the business of poultry to the tourism:

The Mansions of Mudurnu

The phrase “Mudurnu resembles its mountains. It gives out a sound but it cannot move, it waits that you go to it” is no more valid. The mansions of Mudurnu together with the mountains give out a sound due to the tourism.
Mudurnu where the biggest poultry integrated facilities of Turkey had been founded lost unfortunately its privileged position in the economy after the economic crisis in 2000. Nearly half of the district with a population of 6 thousands realised suddenly that they were unemployed. Besides that, the chicken farms in the neighbour villages doing business with Mudurnu Tavukculuk went bankrupt. The crisis gave rise to a hopeless atmosphere both in the district and the villages.

Mudurnu covered with snow appears so beautiful in winter too.

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Agehi (985/1577)

Agehi (985/1577)

He was born in Vardar of Yenice. His real name is Mansur. Being from the cadi class he was a scholar, a historian and a poet. He died in Istanbul in 985/1577. According to Tahir…

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Van Lake

Van Lake

Placid and solemn, spread out bet ween the mountains, more a sea than a lake, the clouds just brush its` surface. These waters are witness to time eternal, a millennial observer of the region and…

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Vienna coffee house tradition

Vienna coffee house tradition

An ancient, still popular Vienna coffee house tradition known far beyond Austria`s borders dictates that the honoured guest of the establishment should always, and automatically, be served a small glass of water on the small…

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Communist Bulgaria Tour – Get an idea of the Communist Regime in Bulgaria

Communist Bulgaria Tour – Get an idea of the Communist Regime in Bulgaria

Communist Bulgaria Tour Day 1 Sofia – Pravets – Varshets

Assembly of PeaceFor Communist Bulgaria Tour; the guide will meet you at the airport in Sofia and you will leave for the town of Pravets as the first place to visit on communist Bulgaria tour. Pravets is the birthplace of Bulgaria`s longtime communist leader Todor Zhivkov and the hometown of Pravets computers.

Varshets – the oldest spa resort in Bulgaria and founded around a mineral spring. It is famous for its curative mineral springs, mild mountain climate, beautiful scenery and…

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