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.
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.
I spent so many summer days near Pomorie as a child, but at that time I had no idea about the so interesting Thracian domed tomb located there… A couple of years ago I came across a post about the tomb and after a while I visited that amazing place. Although the temple is little-known, the access to it is quite easy and convenient. You can get there by car.
Years ago we stayed several times in the town of Chernomorets during the summer vacation. We walked in and around the town so many times, but we did not suspect that the area had more than a thousand year history. Yes, it is true, both now and for ages, the place has been in the shadow of Sozopol, former Apollonia, but the findings and bits of history discovered in the area of Chernomorets arise such a great interest.
Wonderful rocks is a fascinating place in Bulgaria, located in the Varna region. It is not on the beach, but close to it. We visited the spot during one of our recent summer holidays and we liked it a lot.
If you are spending your summer holiday on the Bulgarian Northern Black Sea coast or you have a trip to Varna and the region and want to try something different, then a boat or water bike stroll along the Kamchia River near its mouth will surely appeal to you. It was a rainy day in July 10 years ago, when I first embarked on the river. I was looking for a nice place to visit or for a little adventure near the sea. I found both along the Kamchia River.
Varna: Bulgaria’s maritime capital, the third largest city in the country, the port of Shoumen, according to a joke – all those are well-known definitions of our beautiful seaside city. In addition, this is one of my favorite Bulgarian cities. I usually spend my summer holiday on the Northern Black Sea, thus in the recent years I have not missed a year without visiting the city of Varna.
The White River Eco Trail is one of the best made and stable eco trails in Bulgaria I have ever gone through. The route of the trail has the shape of the figure 8 and runs in the picturesque gorge of the White River near the town of Kalofer. The gorge resides under the famous Dzhendema Reserve in the Central Balkan National park. You can see several waterfalls along the route. The air is clean and fresh. Moving up and down the wooden bridges and stairs warms the body blood. The good mood is guaranteed.
My year 2019 was especially impressive – for my first published book “52 Paths for Everyone”, and for the lots of places I visited here in Bulgaria and abroad. This is why I was quite difficult to select only 10 landmarks to include in this traditional for my blog listing.