The Archives of Traveling and Nesting in Bulgaria

I arrived from Greece to Bulgaria and couch-surfed for three weeks total and house-sat for 8 weeks total. The person I couch-surfed with said I could live at their vacate house in a small village.

I stayed in Bulgaria for 13 months and 2 days living traditionally throughout the winter.

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Looking for a new place to travel to this summer? If you love exploring new lands and prefer to vacation in places that haven’t yet been tainted by the human hand, I recommend Bulgaria. Here are the top 4 reasons why Bulgaria makes for the perfect vacation spot: Gorgeous landscapes - Not yet a top Continue Reading ...

Currently, I am residing in a small town called Hisar (Hisarya) in Bulgaria until the end of August. Hisar is truly a beautiful area located on the southern folds of Sredna Gora Mountain of the Balkan Mountains. Continue Reading More @ Cycling Nomad Continue Reading ...

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I decided to nest in Bulgaria for the summer. My flight was canceled from Berlin that connects in Prague to Skopje. So I decided to jump on a train to Prague, visit for a day, and then catch the flight to Skopje. Visiting Prague for a day was plenty of time after visiting many cities Continue Reading ...

So everything is getting taken care of like clock work. We transferred the company in Boris' name; the car, the internet contract, and my cell phone sim-card goes with, it worked out great. Tomorrow I will say goodbye to Mitko and his family, and also Maria, my female friend that live in the neighboring town.On Continue Reading ...

So there is a slight change in events, and this is one example to remain in the moment and avoid futurist expectations. Since the collective consciousness fails at remaining the in the moment it is extremely easy to get caught up in futuristic thoughts. So if I take the car I would have to return Continue Reading ...

I visited Sofia for a couple days this last week. I got added pages in my passport at the US embassy and stay at the Hostel Sofia because Boris was out of town. The above picture is the Russian Style Ploshad Aleksander Nevksi Church located in the center of Sofia.I met a wonderful Spanish girl Continue Reading ...

The pictures posted are from the Bachkovo Monastery and the Asenovgrad Castle that I visited a couple of weeks ago. Bulgaria isn't always noticed as a major tourist destination, although there are 525 sites and landmarks that are presented on a handy dandy map you can purchase upon arrival.Strange artwork wouldn't you say. This artwork Continue Reading ...

There are many blogs that I have discontinued reading, only because I am busy with more important subjects, and some blogs just are not adventurous or provide the depth that I enjoy reading. Possibly, my travel blog has been boring for many, but I am not trying to create a large crowd. Yet, there are Continue Reading ...

So Mitko's cat, my friend in the neighboring town had three cute little kittens.His family and I took an outing over by the mountain in the south and visited a very old monastery and a castle that was a stronghold for the passage into the valley. I will post some of the pictures soon.This Mitko Continue Reading ...

Old man winter is behind us here in Bulgaria. The last few days have been pleasantly warm, and I am starting some needed spring clean up.I ate my last Pomegranate in February and now dreaming of October. It is a toss up, because October/November brings the winter, but also the harvest of the lushes juicy Continue Reading ...

So a little slow going with this blog lately, I have been very busy on my other sites and new blog. My websites will be all set up by the time I leave Bulgaria so I can just research and blog. If a person has an interest of what really is going on according to Continue Reading ...

So all the snow you see in the bottom pictures has melted and the sun is out. That means I accomplished washing some laundry and there is at least three meters more water in the well. It is very nice to get such warm breaks from the cold weather. I can say that winter is Continue Reading ...

Well, we got slammed with snow, what a head rush. The last time I remember snow like this is before I moved from Minneapolis in 1994. The last day in October 1993 Minneapolis received over thirty inches of snow, and one month later another twenty five inches. Here in Bulgaria the snow level is close Continue Reading ...

The snow is coming down quite heavy these last two days. The snow we had prior melted and now fresh new white semi-wet snow landed. I have always liked snow days, just based on a change of lifestyle from the summer.This is my neighbor, he let me use his big homemade shovel. He is kind Continue Reading ...

Winter has set-in, it took awhile, November and December were unseasonably warm. It snowed two weeks receiving a few inches and it decided to stick around it is very cold. I never new that Bulgaria got this cold, even so, it is not as cold as the upper mid-west in America.The cold weather can make Continue Reading ...

On Friday I drove to Sofia to upgrade my Mac with more memory including a run to the Serbian Border for a new Bulgarian visa. Extremely hassle free as long as you have the green card for the auto insurance. Interesting enough, neither side asked for my drivers license. So, I am set until April Continue Reading ...

The subject of the weather seems to always crop up into a conversation, within some situations it may be the only subject people talk about.Consciousness in itself views everything as beautiful. The personal view will depend on our level of consciousness.The village went a little nuts with the fireworks over New Years. The kids are Continue Reading ...

Well, I finally took the giant leap and made it past the learning curve for Wordpress, it took awhile, the two blogging platforms are completely different. Not only am I understanding Wordpress, I am using the Thesis theme, and I can say I am very pleased. I have been working hard at figuring this stuff Continue Reading ...

The above picture is Peter, my immediate neighbor across the street. He is one of the nicest neighbors I have experienced. Referring to my culture there is not many exemplary neighbors that surface except for a mature gay couple that I lived next to in Aptos in the Santa Cruz area. A couple of thirty Continue Reading ...

From the countries that I have traveled, from Egypt to Turkey, the Levant, Greece and Bulgaria, one common phrase that is predominant among different cultures is "crazy". Several occasions while visiting a local individual would refer to someone else that they are "crazy". I never knew the english term "crazy" is an utmost popular phrase Continue Reading ...