Romania has long held claim to the vampire tourism title, owing to Bram Stoker’s famous 1897 novel Dracula, set in the Romanian countryside of Transylvania. While a work of fiction, Dracula nonetheless had its roots in Romanian history and historical tales of vampires, and Transylvania has become culturally synonymous with vampirism.
Baba Vanga, a Bulgarian mystic, was born Vangelia Pandeva Dimitrova in the village of Strumica at the foot of a mountain range in what was the Ottoman Empire. She is believed to have lost her eyesight at the age of 12 during a massive storm or freak tornado, when she was picked up in a fierce gust of wind and dumped back down on the ground.
Bulgarian beauty Nina Dobrev almost isn’t fair. She magically skirts the line between cutie-pie and sexpot, and she doesn’t look at all out of place when her style veers significantly toward one lane or the other. The talented 27-year old actress, best known for starring in the CW series The Vampire Diaries, was born Nikolina Constantinova Dobrevain in Sofia, Bulgaria.
- Is Stella Angelova a total badass? Let’s take a quick inventory – the Varna, Bulgaria native is a Bulgarian World and Europe Champion Rhythmic Gymnast, actress, dancer, fitness model, and choreographer. Her Instagram account includes her dance videos, where she kicks ass in tiny tank tops and baggy cargo pants. And then there’s this picture. So, yes. Total badass achievement unlocked.