Monthly Archives: April 2013

The fortress on the rocks

The north-western part of Bulgaria is dominated by some exceptional tourist attractions, among which the town of Belogradchik holds two…in one! The Belogradchik Fortress, built in the area known as the Belogradchik Rocks, is something that is definitely worth visiting, first for its historical value and then for the exceptional setting where it is located.

Belogradchik Town

Belogradchik (in Bulgarian: White Little Town), the administrative centre of the same-name municipality and one of the largest towns in Vidin province, is situated at the foot of the Balkans. It is very popular due to its unique and impressive rock formations, the Belogradchik Rocks, which cover a surface of 90 square km and reach up to 200 m altitude, and the medieval Belogradchik Fortress. Other well-known attractions in the area are Magura Cave, famous for its prehistorical cave paintings, and Baba Vida medieval fortress in Vidin. Continue reading

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#MyBBB Competition – The Finalists

Yesterday, 1249 people from all around the world – me included – waited almost breathlessly for My Destination to publish the list of the 10 finalists for the Biggest Baddest Bucket List travel competition. Five of them were chosen by the public, through votes (shares on the social networks), while the other five were picked by the jury based on the quality and originality of their entries. The 10 finalists will now head to London to spend a whole week of tests and more tests prepared by the organizers to discover who is the most creative, adaptable, funny and has the best developed team spirit and initiative. That person will prepare for a trip around the world!

#MyBBB finalists

#MyBBB finalists

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Top 10 Things To Visit in Milan (Part 2)

As I promised last week, I return with the second part of my Top 10 attractions to see in Milan. My top was presented from top to bottom, so while in the first part I included world-famous edifices and tourist hot spots like the Dome, now I am going to show some – I think – less known places. This being said, here I start:

6. Sforza Castle / Castello Sforzesco – huge citadel that used to be the seat of the Dukes of Milan. It includes several worth-seeing museums and galleries, but don’s miss the Museum of Ancient Art where you will find one of Michaelangelo’s Pietas.

Sforza Castle

Sforza Castle

7. San Siro / Giuseppe Meazza Stadium – the shrine of Italian football, this stadium should not be missed by any football enthusiast or fan of AC Milan or Internazionale Milano. PS: Who knows who is the guy beside me? 😀 Continue reading

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