A beautiful country that has a lot of history and culture. It may not be the most prosperous when is comes to economics but that does not define it's natural wonders and wonderful people. If you can look past the fact that it is not the richest country in the world, then you are in for a treat. There are beautiful mountains, beaches, and places for nature lovers. You can visit the monistaries if you want to see the culture and history. If you want shopping and clubbing, just go to the capital (Sofia) and you will find more than what you need. I am Bulgarian and even though I now live in the USA nothing could replace the wonders of Bulgaria for me. It's a cultural nation even if it is not presented as so by others. Yes, there are gypsies who live there, but that is no different from the gangs and homeless of the USA. It is known in legends and myths as the nation that must be 'a little piece of heaven'. Keep that in mind before you judge!