• Pirin National Park
    Bulgaria,  travel

    Hiking in Pirin National Park

    Bulgaria is a relatively small country with an area of only 111 000 square km. Even still one third of the territory is mountainous covered by approximately 40 mountains. Each one of them is unique with its specific relief, nature, flora and fauna. Bulgaria is also home to three national parks – Rila, Central Balkan and Pirin National Park. Pirin National Park is not the biggest, but it is certainly the most adventurous and thrilling to explore. The park offers numerous hiking routes with different difficultly levels. Regardless if you are a professional climber or just an amateur hiker, there is something for everyone. This summer I spent a few…

  • Bulgaria,  travel

    Summer in Bansko – Travel Guide

    Bansko is the most popular ski resort in Bulgaria, located in the foothills of Pirin Mountain. More and more people travel to Bansko each year in December/February attracted by low prices, quality snow and excellent accommodation. Full honesty, Bansko has never been my favourite ski resort in Bulgaria, but I was able to visit the town three times in the last four months and saying I was impressed would be an understatement. Bansko is only a small town, but it is a real gem for the hot summer days. It is located 150 km away from Bulgaria’s capital and it is a great choice for a long weekend getaway. Before…

  • Bulgaria,  Rhodope Mountain,  travel

    The Rhodope Narrow Gauge Train in Bulgaria

    Do you want to go back in time and experience a more romantic way of travel? To enjoy a few hours of breathtaking mountain views? Do you want to see how locals live in some of the more remote and isolated regions of Bulgaria? This is possible by getting the last operational Rhodope narrow gauge train line in Bulgaria. The line runs between the small towns of Septemvri and Dobrinishte covering approximately 125 km. The Rhodope narrow gauge train line passes through wide valleys, waterways, narrow gorges and presents breathtaking views of the three most picturesque mountains in Bulgaria – Rila, Rhodope and Pirin mountains. Here are my top reasons…

  • Bulgaria,  Rhodope Mountain,  travel

    The Meanders of Arda River in Bulgaria

    The most beautiful places are often quite remote and difficult to get to. Thе meanders of Arda River have been on my bucket list for years. I travelled hundreds of kilometers to the most faraway locations in the Rhodope Mountains and finally got to see them. Totally worth it! Arda is the longest river in the Rhodope Mountains and probably one of the most beautiful in Bulgaria. The river is approximately 280 km long with 250 km on Bulgarian territory. Arda meanders beautifully through the Rhodope Mountains, forming impressive curves along the river valley. The meanders of Arda River are probably some of the most beautiful wonders in Bulgaria worth…