Backpacking Bulgaria: Sofia and the Rila Monastery

On Thursday we bid farewell to historic Plovdiv and began our three-hour journey to Sofia, Bulgaria. Continue reading “Backpacking Bulgaria: Sofia and the Rila Monastery”

Backpacking Bulgaria: Plovdiv and the Rhodope Mountain Range

On Monday morning, we made our way back to Plovdiv, eager to explore this ancient city. 😀 Continue reading “Backpacking Bulgaria: Plovdiv and the Rhodope Mountain Range”

Backpacking Bulgaria: Zlatograd and the Greek Isle of Thassos

Last week, Turkey celebrated the national and religious holiday of Kurban Bayrami or Sacrfice feast. During this Muslim holiday, sheep and cows are slaughtered, with that meat being distributed to the poor, which correlates to the occasion in the Quran when Abraham was ready to sacrifice his own son on the command of God. Continue reading “Backpacking Bulgaria: Zlatograd and the Greek Isle of Thassos”