" Hello everybody!
This is Benedicta from Italy, and today is a sad day because my short-term EVS project in Active Bulgarian Society came to the end! Before leaving the amazing team I worked with for the last 2 months, I want to share with you my impressions and feelings related to the city and to this experience.
But let's start from the beginning. Have you ever heard about this little city in Bulgaria? I don’t blame you if you don’t, but it’s never too late to now why you should give a chance to this amazing Bulgarian hidden gem.
This lovely city is in southwestern Bulgaria. Located in the valley of the Struma River, and at the foot of the Rila Mountains, it’s just an hour away from Bulgaria's capital, Sofia. Just by having a walk, you can discover more about the city, as well as many of Bulgaria's brightest citizens because of many monuments dedicated to them. One such statue is the huge one in Gotse Delchev’s honor (a Bulgarian revolutionary/personality in Ottoman-ruled Macedonia and Thrace) right in front of the Opera House. "
" But there’s more: if you want to immerse yourself in a magical atmosphere and relive the past, you just have to cross the bridge that connects the city center to the ancient town of Varosha. With its traditional buildings and wonderful Church dedicated to Virgin Mary, Varosha evokes typical settings for the most beautiful fairy tales of all time. "
" Also, the orthodox cross on the hill above the old town is worth a visit. From the top of the hill, you can enjoy a breathtaking view of the city and the valley all around. "