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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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Lost trousers and swimming courses

Lost trousers and swimming courses

This post was updated on August 24th, 2020 Yagodina, Saturday, June 23, 2018 Off lost trousers and forgotten people My trousers are not to be found in my bag. Did I really leave them in Kalofer? Well at least my hiking boots are somewhat dry now after yesterdays bath, so not everything is at a loss already before I get my breakfast.  Of course, when I mention the lacking trousers at breakfast, Evo immediately offers to call the guesthouse owner

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Lavender fields & Legends

Lavender fields & Legends

This post was updated on August 24th, 2020 Zabardo, Friday, June 22, 2018 Sunrise over the Lavender fields of Shipka It’s another early morning for us. So early indeed that the front door of our accommodation is still locked. Is that why my keychain has two keys? Yes, one fits just perfectly. Off we go to photograph the lavender fields in the sunrise with Buzludzha in the background. It seems harder to find a spot to park then to find a

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Hot-air​ balloon & ancient history

Hot-air​ balloon & ancient history

This post was updated on August 24th, 2020 Thursday, June 21, 2018 Traveling in a Hot-air balloon Another early morning, as we are up and gone before 7a.m. with another good reason. We are going to go onto a hot-air balloon. This is only possible for a few hours after sunrise and then again around sunset. Otherwise, the temperature on the ground would be too warm to allow the balloon to rise. So the first goal of the day is

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