Karst-o-bikia Deep in karst

  On a day light campsite looks little bit different. So many prickle bushes and sheep’s dung around. But fountain and table next to tent is peerless. I figure that stream next to camp come from rock bridge caves, but first I go to see road that I come tonight. And immediately I see a guy sitting […]

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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

VeloRhodope 2013 day 6

As we talk with my friends, they take a rack for my bike, and this day we continue with car. Go fast to Tatul Thracian sanctuary. It’s very strange place with lot spiritual energy. After sanctuary, a lady that sell tickets, tell as about cave type “Womb”. That are cave with shape like female genitals, […]

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 […]