Destination Diary Bulgaria w/ Mitko Karshovski

Typically, our destination diary episodes are Heather and I riffing on a place that we’ve traveled to, but every so often I meet someone who knows a place so well, I just have to have them come on and talk about it. And, even though Bulgaria is very high on my list, I didn’t want to have to wait a year or so to put out an episode on it because I don’t want other people to wait that long to go.

Joining me today is someone who has been kind enough to bring me beers from Cincinnati and bring Whit a stuffed Hey Hey doll from Moana, who has taught me everything (literally, everything) I know about Bulgaria, who is an integral part of our Location Indie team, and who can spur wanderlust in me about as quick as any person I’ve ever met, Mitko Karshovski from and host of the That Remote Show podcast.

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In This Episode

  • 04:10 Basics On Bulgaria
  • 05:20 Why Are You The Bulgarian Expert?
  • 08:10 Location, Location, Location
  • 18:45 Getting Around
  • 32:30 10-14 Day Itinerary (Different Seasons)
  • 43:00 When To Go
  • 43:55 Gotta Love Those Prices
  • 51:50 Bulgarian Food…It’s Not What You Think
  • 1:00:00 Can’t-Miss, You Can Skip, & Do More Of
  • 01:06:45 Great Resources for Bulgaria


Important Links

Getting There:

Getting Around:


Sofia: Capital, Historic, Architecture

Varna – Beaches, Nature, Nightlife

Plovdiv – Artsy, Hipster, 2019 Culture Capital of Europe

Veliko Tarnovo – City of Tsars, Unique Architecture, Fortresses & Palaces

Bansko – Skiing, Hiking, Up & Coming Digital Nomad Spot

  • Accommodation
  • To Do
    • Skiing in the winter – Todorka
    • Hiking in the Spring, Summer, & Fall

Melnik – Wineries

  • To Do
    • Wine Region
    • Wine Tastings

Sozopol – Built Into The Cliffs, Lots of Ruins, Historic

Small Towns To Visit


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