Bulgaria has changed swiftly over the last decade, though in the villages you can still find people who rode their donkey to work! Urban Bulgaria, especially Sofia is much changed, and there is plenty to offer to tourists. The ski and beach resorts are incredibly cheap, and there is plenty of the country's picturesque landscape to see. With its dramatic mountains, haven-like monasteries, churches, mosques, Roman and Byzantine ruins there is lots to take in. The culture and history is apparent throughout the country, but it also has a distinct modern feel with plenty of restaurants, cafes and bars.