Bulgaria – a Song for the Shining People
To come in Bulgaria is not just a trip to another destination. To come in Bulgaria is the beginning of a personal way up and way inside you.
The land of Bulgaria is one of the energy pillars of the world. Here the rocks, the water, the grasses can heal. Every sound of the local songs transforms the mind, because this is the magic of Bulgaria.
This land is the fireplace of the whole European civilization. The facts do so: The Durankulak and Varna cultures of the 5th millennium BC set the foundations with the first stone towns and with the oldest processed gold in the world. Here is the homeland of the Danube proto script that preceded the Sumerian script for 20 centuries. Here is the place where the Big Flood happened when the joining between the freshwater lake “Black Sea” and the Mediterranean had broken down.
Here has apeared the Thracian civilization, a culture which bear the knowledge of the Universe. Kibela, Orpheus, Dionysus, Zalmoks – gods, singers, teachers, mystics – these are the Thracians – “mad” fair dancers, astrologers, mathematicians, winemakers … They reach a perfection, they receive an eternal life, they enjoy the golden treasures given to them by the gods.
What else is Bulgaria – paganism and a special kind of Christianity intertwined in organic dependence. This is Bulgaria – with the oldest Christian temples in Europe, with its countless monasteries, churches and chapels, with the miraculous icons and curative waters, with numbers of healers and predictors…
This is Bulgaria – with its magnificent Roman residences built next to the numerous of mineral springs. Bulgaria – with the hundreds of medieval fortresses guarding the passes between the East and the West. Bulgaria – with its two historical kingdoms, with the literary schools, with the Bulgarian alphabeth, called Cyrillic. Bulgaria – with its unfightable spirit after the 5 centuries of Ottoman slavery. Bulgaria – the eternal phoenix!
… With a smell of roses, with yogurt taste, with a sense of Gabrovo humor … With nine material and three spiritual world cultural heritages protected by UNESCO.
This is it – my Bulgaria, seen through my eyes, felt by my heart and realized with my genes.
And you, traveler, what do you know about Bulgaria?