|CNN: Bulgaria is a must-visit country in 2011|
For a consequitive time, Bulgaria is in top 10 countries to be visited in 2011. This time CNN puts an emphasis on the country: Next year marks the 20th anniversary of the collapse of the Soviet Union, sparking interest in former Soviet bloc countries.
Reid's favorite choice on that list is Bulgaria, which has the best Black Sea coastline for beach enthusiasts and offers great skiing in the mountains in the winter, he said.
"I love doing road trips in Bulgaria. It begs for it. It's beautiful, and there's not much traffic. It feels very safe," said Reid, who rode around the country last year in a Soviet-era 1972 Moskovich, which he bought for $500.
Reid recommended visiting Veliko Târnovo, an ancient capital, and the picturesque city of Plovdiv, home to Roman ruins and the valley of the Thracian kings which ends in Sliven.