Dolna Koznitza and Razmetanitza

Invited by Ivo Filipov from Facebook page – Megaliths & ancient cult places in Bulgaria I joined with him a field detour in Razmetanitza region in search for megalith cult places. Situated between Kustendil and Dupnitza on cross road of few historical geographic areas, Razmetanitza is interesting, but unknown. Rocky hills with pasture and wild […]

The rock paintings and graffiti near town of Roman, Vratza

When we started filming for National Geographic of rock graffiti in areas of Tsarevets (Mezdra) and Karlukovo, in two publications I read about another place with graffiti. But the information about the place was minimal, and the only person I knew for sure that he had see them refused details with the argument that they […]

Colors, sounds and mummers or Surva in Pernik

Colors, sounds and mummers or Surva in Pernik

In the last weekend of January, Pernik hosts one of the most colorful and noisy carnivals in the country – that of the mummers from all over the country and abroad – Surva. Although it existed since 1966 festival was not held every year and this was the 26th edition. But now has emerged, it […]

Poganovo monastery, Erma Gorge and Tran Railway

Since have walked monasteries at Nishava river, the most famous monastery on the other side of the border did not gave me peace. Namely Poganovo. And reading about it, I could see that he was only a grain of many things that deserve in this part of Serbia. Like to see what road has replaced […]

Caves Academic and Pepelianka (Viper)

Although known around the longest cave in Bulgaria – Duhlata, the area of Bosnek is attractive for cavers with many interesting caves. More long as Vreloto and PPD (a proven system, but not connected), are quite difficult both technically and equipment. The most common reasons for rescue in Duhlata are due to getting lost or […]

Cycling to Belchin and Dupnitsa

Saturday has with a perfect weather forecast for going to bike somewhere. So I accept an invitation to go to Belchin village “new” restored fortress, and even invite Deny – new friend with a desire for biking, but without experience. So start earlier and start from the Business Park Metro station. Uphill is around 21 […]

A little west frontier cycling

On last weekend climbing on Lakatnik with Alex I meet a friend from my old caving club and surprisingly has invited for group cycling near to west border. At morning we gather 9 people and catch train to Zemen. From there we cycling on Euro Velo 13 The Iron curtain track. Area is poorly populated, […]

Zemen gorge or Hike on railway

With original plan to go on Lakatnik rock I arrive on Central Train station, but a little late. So check to where is next train – to Kustendil. I get down of train on Polska Skakavitza and visit waterfall there. After that I cross Zemen gorge walking on railways to Zemen town. It’s 18 km. […]

Monasteries of Nishava river

When I arrive in Godech, my first goal has monastery St. Nikolay. Now that is new church in outskirts of town. But still in yard may seen a ruins from ancient Roman temple from II-IV century. Monastery is less kilometer north from town center in corn field. There for regret not sing or direction boards, In Godech […]

Ice caving

All January “Grandpa” Tony scolding how now is time to work in narrowest passage in Goliama Balabanova cave, so on end Tony “The beard”, me, Gery and Mitko aka “Chohata” go to Komshtica village. At end on village we left car and start going up in deep snow. The hole entrance of cave has iced, […]