Rila Monastery

One hour and forty minutes outside of Sofia, Rila Monastery. A gem in the mountains. The pictures online are beautiful. I'm not sure what word to use to describe the reality, because it was more than that.  Driving to Rila, first of all, transports you to another world completely. It's not that the nature itself [...]


A rainy Sunday in Sofia, Bulgaria. Thracian, Roman, Communist - there was a bit of all and more, as we learned on our two hour free walking tour (a must-do when in Sofia). And while it rained heavily and relentlessly during our tour (to the point that my rain jacket, sweater, and blouse were entirely [...]