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.

I am mostly at the end of organizing this template except for new gadgets on the side bar and possibly in the footer. I am going to go with this new arrangement for the next year with the new domain and the template, at that time I will decided to stay with Blogger or move Continue Reading ...

Today is the first snow here in Bulgaria. In the Bulgarian language snow is pronounced "Sa'nack, kind of like "snack" but with the emphasis in the "nack". When I first heard the word I though they were taking about having a snack. I love the snow, I think it provides a beautiful atmosphere, but not Continue Reading ...

This is a common site around many small villages and especially in the mountains in Bulgaria. I captured this picture while I was sitting in my car at the library on Skype. This Gypsy lady made a couple of trips down the street hauling large bags on her back.There are some Bulgarians of the older Continue Reading ...

An analogous outlook upon animals and pets is slightly standardized within the former Ottoman Empire. Spending quality time in each country allows the educational process to distinguish the deeper dynamics of the cultural mind-set. After two years into traveling/nesting I have less of an interest to travel fast.The mind-set and perception of animals are contrastingly Continue Reading ...

Steve is Lost just landed in LA after traveling five years continuously.This is his first impression of viewing LA:And 18 hours after leaving my Bangkok home I arrived back in the good old USA. I do have to add though, flying out of Bangkok’s new International Airport and flying into LAX (Los Angeles International) it Continue Reading ...

The city of L.A.From the viewers eye the village life here in Bulgaria may not look inviting, however there are many positives along with the negatives. The pictures posted may look quite different from what you regularly view. Indeed, most westerns may view several countries as dirty. Some streets here in the village are lined Continue Reading ...

The month of November in Bulgaria this year has been unseasonably warm; somedays reaching 70*F/22*C. The last couple of weeks I have been taking random pictures of the village for the reader to get a good idea of the village life in Bulgaria.On Saturday my neighbors butchered up a cow and a big pig. I Continue Reading ...

Here is the wood burning stove, I have plenty of buckets that prevents from going out in the cold and fetching more wood or coal.Last Thursday I accomplished getting my car registered in Plovdiv, a painless process with all the correct documents in-hand. Also, I paid the insurance, which is very cheap, about $100 a Continue Reading ...

The other day the children from the school presented a performance of the culture of Bulgaria. Here are a few pictures. The cultural aspects of Bulgaria goes back to folklore. The style of dress and music is always the predominant feature. The family I am good friends with, their youngest daughter of the family preformed Continue Reading ...

Since I returned from my short excursion from Turkey, I have been easing into a positive daily routine. I am determined to maintain a positive daily routine; bad habits are easy to acquire and once a habit becomes a rut, changing can be challenging among the similar geographic location. However, this is not the case Continue Reading ...

Leaving for a time to a country that expresses a different character, belief system, energy, and mind-set, and then returning to Bulgaria is providing an introspective outlook. The atmosphere of the winter's nest is private and mostly quite. It would make all the difference if the house were one kilometer out of the village. However Continue Reading ...

I am back at the winter nest in Bulgaria. After ten days, it is much colder and I did fire-up the wood burning stove. I can say that this stove will be extremely efficient, and burning coal is the ultimate; coal burns hotter and much slower than wood. My cat is extremely jubilant concerning my Continue Reading ...

I have been reading a variety of travel blogs since I departed America almost two years ago. There is information about a majority of locations that travelers blog about. However, there are few bloggers, compared to the norm, who will write about the cultural aspects of the country. Within the characteristics of a country, positive Continue Reading ...

I have inquired about the DSL on several occasions, and it looks as though it is a lost cause. The only company in the country "BTC" (American owned) that provides DSL seems to be changing their system, so even my neighbor that has an installed phone cannot receive a new service currently. I have investigated Continue Reading ...

Mitsy's favorite outside sleeping spot.After a couple of weeks from being finished with the winter nest except for some small tasks, I cannot help from writing about my realistic view of Bulgaria. I did advert to before that Bulgaria is an easy going country. Indeed, there are laws and rules, but there is no comparison Continue Reading ...

Saturday, Sonya’s dad installed the tile in the shower room and entryway; a major help, plus they are selling me a wood stove at a great price. In addition, they are helping me get DSL into the house, possibly through the grandparent’s house across the street since they have a phone. Sonya’s family is very Continue Reading ...

From the picture you can observe the awning finished, it turned out OK, this next spring I will reinforce it, however until November it should be a solid structure against the wind. The awning measures somewhat large, at 5.5 by 4 meters. In addition, today it rained and the water drained off of the awning Continue Reading ...

I have been working hard accomplishing the task of getting ready for the winter out at the house. This last week I accomplished the pluming in the shower room, the project was kind of difficult; however, the shower completed and I completed the pluming myself without being able to speak the language. The neighbor hooked Continue Reading ...

I should be posting soon, I am on one of the final phases at the house Continue Reading ...

The last few days we accomplished much out at the house. We hired a friend that works with plaster. He plastered, smoothed, and painted the walls of the winter house. We also got the poles for the shade awning into the ground. Getting the walls complete was a lot of help and very affordable, it Continue Reading ...