Bulgaria: Cyrillic cradle

Bulgaria is becoming a favourite tourist destination among Western Europeans. But the country is not only famous for its nice beaches and popular ski resorts, it's equally well-known for its rich history and culture. Being the birthplace of the Cyrillic alphabet, the second most widely used alphabet in the world, is a feat in itself. But the country is also the home to the world's oldest known writing system, engraved on the Gradeshnitsa Tablets.

Some official statistics on Bulgaria can be seen here.

There's also information on laws, transport, health, education and work in Bulgaria.

Current prices on essential and not-so-essential things and latest news are also covered.

Reflections of those living in Bulgaria and visiting it are shared under the Subjective section which also presents Plus, Minus and Interesting aspects of this country as well as its photos.

Finally, a couple of useful links and tips are here for you too.

And, of course, the most up-to-date and hands-on source of information about this country is a dedicated forum.