Most travellers want to have fun and feel relaxed from the moment they arrive at their holiday destination - that's what Marco Polo Guides are all about. This new series will appeal to all types of travellers, including those who haven't bought a travel guide in the past! Marco Polo's unique insider tips are peppered throughout the guide - offering a real insight into the destination.
After years on the outside, Bulgaria has finally made it into the EU club, but beyond the cliches about undrinkable plonk, cheap property, and assassins with poison-tipped umbrellas, the country remains a largely unknown quantity. Born on the muddy outskirts of Sofia, Kapka Kassabova grew up under Communism, got away just as soon as she could, and has loved and hated her homeland in equal measure ever since.
Winner of the 2017 Saltire Society Scottish Book of the YearWinner of the Saltire Society Non-Fiction Book of the Year 2017Shortlisted for the Baillie Gifford Prize for Non-Fiction 2017Shortlisted for the Gordon Burn Prize 2017When Kapka Kassabova was a child, the borderzone between Bulgaria, Turkey and Greece was rumoured to be an easier crossing point into the West than the Berlin Wall so it swarmed with soldiers, spies and fugitives.
This pin is brand new and comes in a little packet. The pin is approx 2.5cm wide and 1.5cm tall Made of metal with an enamel covering Have a pin back with a butterfly clasp **Please note that all badges will be posted out first class**
The ideal travel companion, full of insider advice on what to see and do, plus detailed itineraries and comprehensive maps for exploring this captivating countryAdmire the stunning frescoes of Rila Monastery, explore eclectic architecture in historic Sofia, take in the mountain scenery of the Iskur Gorge or visit the buzzing resort town of Varna: everything you need to know is clearly laid out within colour-coded chapters.