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Sacred places and photographers problems

Sacred places and photographers problems

A morning hike to some waterfalls Today we won’t make long car rides, but stay a little closer to home. We start the day with a lovely breakfast at Evo’s place before getting ready for the day’s first hike. Not a hike like last year’s Rila Seven Lakes tour. Just a short one. Over some fields and along a river that cascades further upstream down some lovely small waterfalls. Evo assured me that I could do it in my sport

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Rila Mountains & Bulgaria’s largest Monastery

Rila Mountains & Bulgaria’s largest Monastery

Sofia, Monday, June, 25, 2018 Do I have to go now? My last day of this fantastic tour has come – but there is no time to be sad right now, there are still some more hours left! For the moment I am snuggling back into my bed, trying to keep warm. It has been so freaking cold in this hut tonight, even four wool blankets could not keep me warm. A knock on my door, the others are already downstairs

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Hiking in the Rila Mountains

Hiking in the Rila Mountains

This post was updated on August 25th, 2020 Rila Lakes, 2nd Hut, Sunday 24, June, 2018 Communication issues early in the morning Where are Evo, Karin, and Phil?I have made my way down to what looks like the breakfast room/restaurant, but no one except for hotel employees is here yet. Unfortunately, they don’t speak much English, and I don’t talk much Bulgarian. You really don’t get far, if your language skills stop after saying hello, yes, and no … oh

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From cathedrals to eco-trails – the journey begins

From cathedrals to eco-trails – the journey begins

Off the beaten track – Belogradchik

5a.m. and the alarm go off. Time to get ready for a new day photographing in Bulgaria. Phil is picking me up to go to the Alexander Nevsky Cathedral (Bulgarian: Храм-паметник „Свети Александър Невски“). Here we are going to shoot the sunrise over one of Sofia’s central places. Later we all leave Sofia toward Belogradchik (Bulgarian: Белоградчик). The orange line in the map below represents our little hiking adventure on the Vazov Eco Trail.

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