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Hiking in the Pirin Mountains

Hiking in the Pirin Mountains

Hiking for sunrise Once more, we get up early to enjoy the sunrise over the little mountain village and the Rhodope Mountains. This time that means not going to one place and then not moving at all, but it means we are hiking around for easy three hours before breakfast. I would not have wanted it any different. The fog rises slowly in the valleys around us with the rising sun. Abandoned farms are witnesses of the former size of

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Visiting an abandoned village in the Rhodopes

Visiting an abandoned village in the Rhodopes

Sunrise over the abandoned village Another crazy early morning, we are getting up at 4 a.m., skipping breakfast again to save time. Who would have been hungry for breakfast yet anyway? This morning Evo takes me to an almost entirely abandoned village in the Rhodope Mountains. At its peak time, 60 people of Turkish origin lived here, planting tobacco and farming for a living. Today less than 30 remain. The others moved to the towns of Bulgaria or even abroad.

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Hidden gems of the Rhodope Mountains

Hidden gems of the Rhodope Mountains

Early bird gets the worm, they say My alarm goes off at 04:20 a.m., and it is only “this late” because we are saving time by skipping breakfast. instead, it is all about getting dressed and ready to drive to our first hidden gem of the day. It is a couple of hours away, so we need to start early to be there in time for the sunrise. I already charged my batteries and packed my bag for the tour

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Chasing the light in Iceland – Laugarvatn

Chasing the light in Iceland – Laugarvatn

This post was updated on July 19th, 2019 Thursday, November 30, 2017 For the first time since we have left Keflavik, almost a week ago, breakfast is included in our rooms price – after some negotiations done by Mark at least. So instead of getting up early and preparing our own meal we will just go to the restaurant and find an excellent breakfast buffet prepared. This also means that we cannot have breakfast before 8a.m., so it allows us

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