In South-Eastern Europe it is still common that donkeys are used for transportation. In Melnik, I met this guy. Melnik is a little town with no paved roads. The town is famous for its wine production in Bulgaria. Read more »
In October I tried to peak the highest mountain of the Balkans. Unfortunately, we didn’t had the right gear and enough time to make it but we made it to 2600 meters. Also check out the video of our hike! Read more »
If you have been to Bulgaria, you have probably noticed that most of the time, especially during winter, it seems to be very foggy. It doesn’t matter if you are indoors or outdoors. You can’t see much! Bulgarians seem to love their smoke (Cigarettes, cigars, pipes etc…). Don’t get me wrong. I was a smoker… Read more »
With 2925 m Musala is the highest peak in Bulgaria and the Balkan Peninsula. In October I tried to peak Musala with three other friends. As the cable cars weren’t working and we didn’t have the right gear with us we only made it to about 2600 meters. We had a lot of fun anyways and… Read more »
Couple of weeks ago I visited a Zoo in Kyustendil, a little town in western Bulgaria. I was so shocked by the condition of the animals and the zoo itself that I decided to visit some more to see how the condition is in other zoos are. This picture of a bear was taken in… Read more »
“You have an amazing view from up there!”, that’s what a friend said, when I told him I would hike to Mt. Musala in Bulgaria. With 2925 m above sea level Mt. Musala is the highest Mountain of the Balkans. I was determined to peak Mt. Musala in October and some friends agreed and decided… Read more »
As part of a course, I have at the American University in Bulgaria, I had to go out and take pictures of people. I walked around some cities in eastern Bulgaria and ended up with these pictures. It is very hard to capture some portraits as I don’t speak their language and only a handful… Read more »
The Rila monastery lies in the very Rila mountain, at 1,147 meters above sea level. It is situated 117km away from Sofia to the south, and is no doubt the most popular tourist site among all monasteries in Bulgaria equally for its size, natural surroundings, architecture, wall paintings and ancient history. The monastery is flanked… Read more »
During a hot Staurday in September I decided to head with some friends to Melink, the smallest town of Bulgaria. The town is an architectural reserve and has a population of less than 400. It retains the city status because of historical reasons. Melnik is situated 22 kms away from the Greek border. This also… Read more »
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