StrandjaBlog - picture taken in Strandja Nature Park, Bulgaria

Fire-dancing deep in the forest | Vuurdansen diep in het woud

It is the last day of May and we are up early for a special event in Strandja Nature Park. Today the people of Strandja celebrate the day of the Saints Konstantin and Elena. This special event is famous in Bulgaria and beyond, because it involves dancing on hot coals by the Nestinari (the fire dancers). read more…

National day of nature parks | Nationale natuurparken dag

In Bulgaria the 23rd of May is the national day of nature parks. On this day all nature parks in Bulgaria receive some extra attention. In Strandja Nature Park, Bulgaria’s largest and most important protected area, a big spring-clean of the park took place. read more…

Zelenika festival Strandja

Every year in May nature-lovers from all over Bulgaria gather in the Strandja mountains for the Zelenika festival. The festival is timed with the flowering period Strandja Zelenika (Странджанската зеленика) or Rhododendron ponticum. read more…

Driving to Bulgaria from the UK | Met de auto naar Bulgarije

Driving to Bulgaria by car can be a little bit challenging. Especially if, like we did, you are moving all your belongings at the same time. read more…