31 Aug, 2011 in Itineraries
map of the balkans

During end of 2010 I did a unplanned trip around the Balkan countries. During the trip I was fortunate to visit some terrific spots, many of them off the beaten tourist track mainly focusing on local religions and historical politics of the last few centuries. Before the tour I knew little about what the Balkans […]

19 Aug, 2011 in Bulgaria
Sofia Bulgaria-15.JPG

It was the first stop on my Balkans trip and my introduction to the area. Though we didn’t stay very long, I did have a chance to catch a night and morning stroll through the center of town and see some of the local architecture…   (photo above is of …

22 Aug, 2010 in Bulgaria
Rila Monastery Bulgaria-3.JPG

Nearing the end of a quick trip to the Balkans, and just before heading back through the Sofia airport, I visited Rila Monastry. High up in the mountains, through traitorous roads, is a beautiful fort-like monastery, which has one of the most spectacular inner halls I’ve ever seen in a monastery, full of symbols, stories […]

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