Our first weeks in Blagoevgrad

We arrived around the first weekend of August in Blagoevgrad and were first just overwhelmed by the extremely high temperatures. Additionally, the first look of our apartment was a little bit shocking because of its very Soviet-looking style inside. We were especially surprised by the cooker standing on the balcony …

From Verona to Blagoevgrad

31/07/2021 – 01/08/2021

Hi, I am Daniele, I come from Verona and I left for Blagoevgrad on 31th of July. 

First of all, my dad brought me to the Milan (Bergamo) Airport, after 2 hours by car, where I did my first Check-In, my first control at the gate, and my first departure with the airplane completely alone. I was excited, but a little bit scared as well.

A kind Lady near my chair saw me and we started talking about the reason why we are leaving Italy and I discovered that this lady is Bulgarian. Knowing that I would have gone to Blagoevgrad, she explained some interesting things about the place, especially about Bulgarian people. When we arrived in Sofia, she decided to help me find a Taxi that could bring me to the hotel, without risking being overcharged by anyone.

The taxi driver was pretty silent all the time, but when we arrived, he asked me for an honest amount of money (25 leva) and I finally calmed down, but just until I discovered I was in the wrong hotel. In fact, the hotel said to me that I had to take my suitcase and go to another hotel that was 5 minutes away from there.

There were not many lights around there, and I must confess that I was a little scared by the situation, but I arrived at the correct destination and finally, I had some rest.

The next morning, I visited the city center, took a coffee with a croissant at the bar, until I went to the Central Bus Station and took a ticket for Blagoevgrad.

I had many difficulties communicating with Bulgarian people during my journey, but in the end, I reached Blagoevgrad, in which I found a temperature of 40°degrees. Besides this, I was happy to have arrived here, in my new home.   

Our trip to the Rila-Monastery

07.08.2021On our very first weekend here in Blagoevgrad, we decided to do some sight seeing and decided to take a day-trip to one of Bulgaria’s most popular sights: the Rila monastery. It is the biggest orthodox monastery in Bulgaria and located in the Rila Mountains, about 40 km away from …

Благодаря Bulgaria!

When I boarded my flight from Germany to Sofia almost five months ago, I was nervous, excited, but above all terrified. What was I thinking when I signed up to move to a completely unfamiliar country where I didn’t know the language, the culture and, to be honest, that I …

Meet the Volunteers! – Chatclub

On Thursday, the 14th of November, I organized my personal project – a “Meet the volunteers!” Chatclub. The purpose of this event was to encourage some new faces to join the usual Chatclub-crew, since it can be difficult for new participants to connect with the regulars during “normal” Chatclubs. I’ve …

Halloween party

On Halloween, Eunipartners and the Red Cross Bulgaria hosted a collective “night reading event” event at Stage Bar. For this occasion, me and Valentin each prepared a scary story to tell. And, of course, a Halloween costume! The day before Halloween our boss Ilina brought lots of costumes to the …

Climate collage Chatclub

On the 24th of October, I organized with the help of Lena one of the most important Chatclubs for me about Climate change. Chatclub is a free event organized both by Eunipartners and ABS (Activ Bulgarian Society) which provides the oppertunitiy people to come and speak about culture and social …

Free Walking Tour

On Thursday 3rd October, I had the opportunity to do a walking tour in Blagoevgrad. The Association Euni Partners organized a project meeting within a project  ‘’Connected Learning’’ and they have different partners from the United Kingdom, Italy, Germany, Cyprus, Sweden, and Bulgaria. I was their tour guide on this …