Koprivshtitsa is an emblematic place for the Bulgarian people because the town was the center of the Bulgarian Revival and the Liberation of the country from the Ottoman empire started there. The town is located in 1.5 hours drive from Sofia and as locals say ''The summer lasts only 3 days there; if you get drunk you might miss it''.
I realized that when I am traveling, I am looking for experiences to collect, not only sights to see, local food to taste and drinks to celebrate my travel. I haven't travel as much as I would love to in Bulgaria, but I selected 10 typical Bulgarian experiences to try in the country of Kukeri and Roses.
I never check what to visit in a place I am about to travel, but I always know what I am going to bring as a souvenir from there. Magnets, postcards, and other little souvenirs are dust-collectors for me, that why I always check out typical local products like shirts or T-shirts with traditional embroidery, for example, skin products or cookbooks. I bought a shirt with typical Belarusian embroidery when I visited Minsk and babouches from Dubai - things that I can use in my daily life.
When I booked my trip to Jordan and Israel I DID NOT KNOW ANYTHING ABOUT THESE TWO COUNTRIES! The only thing I heard about was PETRA. THAT'S ALL! I was sure it's going to be a horrible and boring trip and I would be disappointed about signing up for an organized trip. Guess what? None of the above. The trip was amazingly rich in experiences, new acquaintances, places, tastes, and great fun.