The Daily Mail
The land of monks and honey: Bewitched by Bulgaria’s Rhodopes mountains
Just before I left Britain I had the chance to listen to some beautiful harmonies sung by the London Bulgarian Choir. The traditional songs of love and tales of rural bliss proved an inspiring overture to my six-day guided visit to this eastern Balkan country. Bulgaria has pristine, pine-forested national parks, sandy beaches on its Black Sea coastline, and – if you like adventure holidays – ski resorts, the Danube river to kayak along and mountains to climb.