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After centuries of being under total Ottoman rule, only recently has Bulgaria been sought out as a traveler’s destination.

Here is the Black Sea Coast, the Rila and Pirin Mountains, the busy nightlife of the metropolis Sofia and the ancient streets of Plovdiv, one of the oldest cities in the world. Master the Cyrillic alphabet, and then buy your ticket to Bulgaria.

Keep reading for more information, including how to live in the “large small town” of Sofia on the cheap.

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