Bulgaria’s capital Sofia is definitely worth a visit. The city certainly has plenty to offer. Its millennia of history reach from ancient ruins to modern-day communist monuments.
Torch-wielding, right-wing nationalists gathered in Sofia for the so-called Lukov March in remembrance of Bulgarian general and Nazi sympathizer Hristo Lukov. Many of the demonstrators came from outside Bulgaria.
In April 2015, the Bulgarian arms dealer Emilian Gebrev narrowly survived a case of poisoning. The attempt on his life could be linked to the poisoning of former Russian agent Sergei Skripal last year in Britain.
The Bobov Dol mine is set to close by the end of the year. During its heyday, 1,500 people worked there but that number is now down to less than 400. They, too, are being made redundant. Jodi Hilton reports.
Van Gogh all around: a multimedia exhibition immerses visitors in the post-impressionist’s works. Plus: tickling the ivories: pianist Maksim Mrvica. And: wrapped up as a straw bear: Euromaxx reporter Max Merrill.
Croatian Pianist Maksim Mrvica lays into the keys with a vengeance. His crossover interpretations of classical and popular melodies are full of character and power. Seeing him live on stage is a captivating experience.
Italian make-up artist Luca Luce is a master of illusions: He transforms his own face and head with geometric shapes, stairs and cracks. They look amazingly realistic.
This dessert called Mama’s Favorite Flowers looks like a potted plant that fell onto the floor. In fact, it’s a scrumptious creation of chef Igor Grishechkin from St. Petersburg.
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