In a few red-roofed villages, vertical-loom carpet weaving is an antique art cosseted by the surrounding leafy valleys. Loftier towns bring snowboarders and skiers on their quests for untouched, wedding-cake landscapes. The placid expanse of the Black Sea has its own suitors; those in search of a wet breeze to soak up the summer heat.
Bulgaria is an ancient country still modernising selectively. Sofia, the capital and second oldest city in Europe also has the largest IMAX 3D cinema in the world. It is a country unique in its traditional habits, outstanding in the preservation of its environment and extraordinary for the contrasts between old and new ways of life.
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Bulgaria's climate is fairly temperate, though summer temperatures have been known to exceed 46 degrees C towards the south. Early summer is ideal for walking the countryside, though in winter you can ski it.
Bulgaria's calling code is +359
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