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"Sofia was originally a Thracian settlement called Serdica or Sardica, possibly named after the Thracian tribe Serdi that had populated it. For a short period during the 4th century B.C., the city was possessed by Philip of Macedon and his son Alexander the Great."
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"From about 400 BC a race called the Thracians lived in parts of what is now Bulgaria. The Thracians were a tribal society and they were superb horsemen. They were also known for making beautiful gold and silver jewelry."
"The oldest gold treasure in the world was found in Bulgaria (in 294 graves were found 3000 gold objects dating back more than 6000 years)."
"The general rule for gift giving is that it is more about the thought than value - in fact do not give overly expensive gifts as this may cause the recipient embarrassment."
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Quick Facts: Entry & Exit, Safety & Security
Vaccinations: Routine vaccinations & Hepatitis A
Visas: Not required for a US citizen for a stay up to 90 days
What to Pack: "If you don’t speak Bulgarian, Point It is a book featuring pictures of everything from toothbrush to cable car, so you can point to what you’re looking for."
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