Forget the mainstream tourist places, these are the real jewels
Norwegian fjords, Cliffs of Moher, Chamonix, Isle of Skye, Black Forest… Most of us are familiar with these exceptionally beautiful sights. These are the type that remind us how lucky we are to live on this extraordinary planet. They are continuously shown on TV, in travel magazines, and all over social media. Contrary to popular belief, there are many other breathtaking places in Europe which you don’t get to see as often. Often ignored for their West European neighbors, Slavic countries have no shortage of scenic spots. Here are some of our favorites, in no particular order:
Devetàshka Cave, Bulgaria
The Devetàshka cave is a picturesque karst cave near Veliko Tarnovo, a beautiful historical city in central Bulgaria. Discovered in 1921 by Bulgarian explorers, the cave went a number of years without being recognized for its cultural heritage and was even used as an oil depot in the 1950’s. Today it’s an internationally recognised and nationally protected natural landmark.