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Horseback riding in the Rhodope Mountains

Horseback riding in the Rhodope Mountains

This post was updated on December 12th, 2020Riding might take you to Mongolia After breakfast, another drive in the car is waiting for us to get to the river valley. I still don’t quite know what to think about me riding a horse. When Evo planned our tour some weeks ago, he sent me a message asking about my riding skills. I told him I knew how to get onto a horse, and two ways down from one. But that

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Troyan monastery, craftsmanship​, and a cave

Troyan monastery, craftsmanship​, and a cave

This post was updated on March 22nd, 2020 Krushuna, Sunday, June 17, 2018 An early start We are starting the day early again, too early to enjoy the breakfast at the hotel, but Evo organized some sandwiches for us which we might enjoy later. We have to pack the car and then hit the road down to the Troyan Monastery to arrive there in time for the Sunday service. How does a breakfastless start add up with Sunday service? Where

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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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Chasing the light in Iceland – The return to Keflavik

Chasing the light in Iceland – The return to Keflavik

Friday, December 1, – Saturday, December 2, 2017 Unfortunately, for us, the weather forecast was correct yesterday. It is warmer than the past few days and raining, turning hiking paths into a slippery mess. So instead of leaving the coziness of the house that Mark rented for us for the night, we make for a late start. One more time we make our breakfast from scratch, scrambled eggs, bacon and beans with for them, ham and cheese toast for me.

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