It’s foggy in Bulgaria

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 »

Hiking Mt. Musala in Bulgaria

“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 »

Faces Of Bulgaria

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 »

Photo of the Week: Rila Monastery

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 »

Wine tasting in Melnik, Bulgaria

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 »