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Kantina Restaurant Skopje – Why you must eat here

On our first day in Skopje, we were looking for a place to eat, recommended by Lonely Planet. Sadly, it no longer existed, as we soon found out after asking around. However, our steps took us to a really nice place nearby, where we heard some good music: Kantina Restaurant, Skopje. And I loved the food and the atmosphere so much that I absolutely had to share this with you. So don’t skip going to Kantina when you visit Skopje. Keep reading to find out why! Kantina Restaurant Skopje has friendly staff We sat down on the terrace and a very …

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The start of our Skopje North Macedonia travel adventure

It took us some time to leave the Rila Monastery and start out with Skopje North Macedonia travel adventures. Like on our arrival in the Rila National Park, there were works to expand the road, so we had to wait a lot for the machines to get out of the way or to move the recently cut trees out of the road. Slowly, but surely, we made it, though. And we instantly started to appreciate North Macedonian music. I forgot to mention this, but we only listened to what was on the radio on this Balkan road trip. And the music we found, regardless of …

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What to eat and drink in Bulgaria

Today we’ll cover the top 5 things to eat and drink in Bulgaria when you’re traveling through the Balkans. But first, let me introduce you to Bulgarian cuisine. Bulgarian cuisine is part of Southeast Europe’s Mediterranean cuisine and it very similar to other Balkan cuisines. Bulgarian food often incorporates salads as appetizers, and their cuisine also includes a number of soups, such as cold tarator soup, and pastries, such as banitsa, pita, and the always-present börek. The Bulgarians are also known for their dairy products, beautiful wines, rakia, and other alcoholic beverages. You should try the local beer: you’ll be pleasantly surprised! Anyway, …

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How to become Zen: Visit Rila Monastery

After a day and a half spent in Sofia, we went on our Balkan road trip and got to visit Rila Monastery, one of the most famous monasteries in Bulgaria. It was so nice to enjoy the mountain temperatures after the hot days we had experienced till then. We felt so cold that we actually switched to long pants, discreetly, in the parking lot before visiting a monastery! More about the Rila Monastery Bulgaria Is Rila monastery worth visiting? Of course, it’s an amazing cultural and religious site in Europe. The Rila Monastery is quite a sight, due to its beautifully painted interior …

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Travel to Sofia, Bulgaria’s blissful capital

In the afternoon, after our magnificent stop at Devetashka Cave, we continued to travel to Sofia Bulgaria‘s capital city. I finally got to travel to Sofia Bulgaria! Ok, maybe I am a little too excited about this. But you see, I had already passed through Sofia so many times before on the way to Greece, but until this time I never actually got out of the car to visit anything. I’m really thankful to Elena and Adrian who were kind enough to offer to host the three of us while we were doing the Balkan road trip. Not only did we get a …

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Devetashka Cave: Amazing must-see place in Bulgaria

We left Veliko Tarnovo behind, heading to Sofia, Bulgaria‘s capital. However, on the way there, we had to make one stop — we simply had to visit Devetashka Cave Bulgaria! A friend who was living in Sofia at the time had told us how interesting Devetashka Cave is. Afterward, our own Internet searches returned some astonishing images. The latter managed to convince us that Devetashka Peshtera is a must-see Bulgarian cave. Devetashka Cave: What’s so great about this Bulgarian Cave? Getting to it isn’t very charming, because it takes quite a long time. But once you do get there, you feel like you’re on a movie set in Pestera Deveteshka …

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Veliko Tarnovo street art & some unexpected findings

Veliko Tarnovo (Bulgaria) was the first stop on our Balkan road trip. We quickly found a convenient place to stay, based on the Lonely Planet recommendations, took a shower, and went for a long walk. We discovered Veliko Tarnovo street art, admired its bright houses, and visited Tsaravets Fortress. That’s until the rain caught us at Assen’s monument. We also went to Marno Pole Park and found ourselves in the middle of a colorful festival. Disclosure: Some of the links below are affiliate links. This means that at no extra cost to you, The Travel Bunny will earn a small commission …

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