There are more than 30 monasteries near Sofia. During the last years I got to many of them. In this article I would like to present the most interesting. They are all real centers of spirituality, faith, and culture. In addition, monasteries in Bulgaria are located in quite beautiful places. Therefore, visiting a monastery is a good idea for a lovely walk and a touch to the history.
Silistra is a beautiful city on the river bank of the lower Danube. It is a port city that is the administrative center of the Silistra Province, Bulgaria. I’ve been several times to the Silistra region. Let me share with you the best things to do there and the most interesting sites to visit.
Before my first visit in Silistra, I had only associated it with the Danube River. But since then I’ve known that this is a city with a very ancient history, which has preserved significant remains from the time of Thracians, Romans, Byzantines, Slavs and Bulgarians.
If you happen to go to the region of Gabrovo, Dryanovo, or Veliko Tarnovo, and you want to walk on an easy path with nice views, I recommend you the Iglika eco-path. Its route is just that, it is suitable for people of all ages and can be visited in any season of the year. We were there in the second half of this March, on a sunny but quite windy day. Despite the wind, which tried to move me from time to time, I was very impressed by the walk.
It was the first day of our Rhodope adventure, which we called the “Rhodope Highway”. We were full of energy and thirsty for sights. We had just visited the Luitsa fortress. We headed south from the town of Ivaylovgrad to the villages of Mandritsa and Dolno Lukovo. First we stopped in Mandritsa. Near the village flows the White River – one of the big rivers in the Eastern Rhodopes, known for its clear waters and beautiful meanders.
Travelling for business in Spain can be productive. It can act as the stepping stone for expanding connections and establishing a foothold in one of the continent’s largest economies. This especially applies when travelling to a leading event such as CPhI Worldwide. But, as the old saying goes: “All work and no play, makes Jack a dull boy.” But, with hundreds of inspirational locations to choose from, which should you consider visiting? Here are some sites which are well-worth visiting when travelling for business in Spain:
From the enchanting atmosphere of Ibiza, to the bustling beaches of Barcelona, there’s so much to enjoy about the jewel in the crown of the Iberian Peninsula. Spain has become Europe’s worst kept travel secret, with millions of tourists descending on these shores year in, year out.
With so many people picking Spain as a holiday destination, we’ve come to learn a lot about this beautiful country over the years. By now, we’re all familiar with their tomato-tossing traditions, and their shrewd love of siestas. But did you know these three unique facts about Spain?
Visiting the Kara In rock tomb in the Eastern Rhodopes made me feel as if I were an archeologist. In fact, I am not an expert, but I read historical studies a lot and I am interested in going to such kind of places.
On this so sunny Sunday in the mid November we headed to Rila Mountains after more than a month at home. The walk was quite short and leisurely, to the Black Rock, but we still managed to see and feel the charm of the golden autumn. After a month of forced sitting, I felt free and at ease in the fresh embrace of the mountain. I wanted to absorb every sight, every smell, every breath that day.
If you’ve come across my blog before, you’ve probably noticed that I’m a passionate waterfalls enthusiast. If you have not been here, I admit it right now. My be you are also passionate about them, or at least a bit intrigued. And there is a reason – each waterfall looks different, has its own noise, way of movement and falling water. In addition, it has been scientifically proven that waterfalls have a beneficial effect on humans.
The Beli Iskar Eco Trail is a very good idea for a walk near Sofia.
Some time ago I told you that the eco-trail White River is one of the best made eco-trails I have walked till now. In this article I will tell you about another well-made and maintained path. It also bears the name of the river along which it was built. Its route meanders in the gorge of the Beli Iskar River (White Iskar) above the city of Samokov, on the outskirts of Rila National Park. The trail is equipped with a lot of wooden bridges over the river and rest zones.