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 […]


Vitosha. Part I – The Green Hat of Sofia.

Vitosha mountain is the greatest benefit that city of Sofia have. Four highest mountain in Bulgaria with area of almost 300 km2. A perfect direction to escape the city to enjoy nature and practice some outdoor activities. And because that, for me is mandatory spot for all visitors of the city. Unfortunately, only Boyana waterfall or Black […]

Famous unknown Reselets

Only a few kilometers from Karlukovo Reselets unfortunately remains in his shadow. When we started to organize a trip to a beautiful place with an emphasis on majestic rock formations even we originally chose Karlukovo Prohodna Cave as a goal. But children with us were unlikely to be impress from the cave and Eyes of […]

On the edge of icy waterfall and night in a snow cave

Krassy and Alex (from Light and Cult Project) call me with interesting offer for 24 hours. They have idea to go to the Skaklya waterfall to shot the sunrise and the desire to sleep in a snow cave on Mount Vitosha. I accept ideas like that without much thinking. Only inconvenience have about night, because […]

To top of Vitosha mountain

In November usually Top of the mountain is covered with snow, a strong wind and clouds make going up hard, but this Monday we find a prefect weather to go to the top. My friend Jeni organize a international group to make hike – her American guest from India, a friend from Latvia and his […]

Mountain Rescue Service in Bulgaria now with App

Very useful small app has made for all tourists, skiers and hikers in Bulgaria. With this app you may connect with Mountain Rescue Service in Bulgaria sending SMS message with GPS coordinates and your condition. Or call directly. The mountains here are not very high, but in seasons late autumn, winter and early spring very […]

Maliovitsa – for climbing and hiking

When Alex mentions Maliovitsa area to climbing for 2-3 days, my first thought has – “Via Ferrata… Finally”. We had to go a whole bunch with kids with cars, but 5 minutes before to get out of home Alex call me with news that will be only as and we travel by bus. The buses […]


How to make best hike to Seven Rila lakes and Rila monastery

Seven Rila lakes touristic map Summer is in full swing. And people start asking me again how to reach the Rila monastery and Seven Rila Lakes. To Rila mountain better get three + days to enjoy hiking and nature there. I hardly recommend to make this hike north to south – or Seven Rila lakes […]


After we split with rest of Light and Cult crew, with Alex make camp near Lisicite village on Kardzali dam. We want to stay another day in Rhodope mountain. Rocks near Lisicite are interesting, but on morning we go to Angel Voivoda village to make drone video. For the afternoon was the best – Belintash […]

Pirin – Spano pole, day 1

As observer I take part of exam on Mountain guide course 2014. On first day we start from Yane Sandanski hut, up to Begovitza and ridge, then back to Begovitza and on “main” road to Spano pole camp zone. I not only observe, but also causing some situations to see the reactions of future guides… […]

To Demianitza hut

A shot walk with friends to Demianitza hut, where we spend a night. Is nothing to say about this hike, photos talk more, so enjoy

Skakavitca – Sapareva banya

Come time to go back to civilization. Path from Skakavitca to Panichishte mountain resort  (or up) is nice, not hard and in impressive forest. In Panichishte is interesting to see inside TIC building a small model of Rila mountain. To and from Panichishte to Sapareva banya have a some minibus, but I decide to walk […]


The Dance of the White Brotherhood

From dark morning I hear steps around my tent. The White brotherhood start bring together for sunrise and big dance near Babreka lake. So I wake up early, drink coffee and check my camera. And with big crowd walk up. When you are near to dancing ring, is impossible to understand scale of this. And for […]

To the Lakes day 3

I have some suspicions that and today will not rich the lakes. But ahead of me has a only village on way – Klisura. I know this place very well, as friends of mine nave a villa there. And know that in restaurant in center have a delicious french fried. Rila summits become larger and larger, but I […]


To the Lakes day 2

First day rain, rain, rain… But on day 2 has perfect weather. On morning until drink my coffee I see maybe meteorological balloon. Path down in South Vitosha is narrow, but well marked. On lunch time I rich Smilio shelter, a perfect place. Between Cherni vrah and Smilio have only one water source. And on […]

To the Lakes day 1

Very spontaneous I decide to make a long hike. From Sofia to Seven Rila lakes. And with all preparation in my first day I start a little before midday. It’s a foggy rainy day. Late in the afternoon I arrive on Cherni vrah (Black peak) – highest point in Vitosha mountain, but because I know […]


Skaklia waterfall

When weather become warmer some friends from start thinking where to make a one day hike. And Skaklia waterfall in this time of year is perfect. It’s a hour with train from Sofia to go there. From bottom to top of waterfall is famous Vazov eco trail to Zasele village. From there have a […]

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. […]

Vitosha mountain middle part

 If chairlift Dragalevtsi working that is one of best way to explore middle part of Vitosha. Even that track is 15-18 km, I made it with my 10 years old niece. In summer that is the best way to Sofia from top. Kikish peak Boyana waterfall Start of route is center of Dragalevtsi and go […]

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 […]