Trip to North Macedonia

From the 14th to the 18th of August, I went to North Macedonia with Sasha, one of the volunteers of ABS. During this trip, we met amazing people and saw the most beautiful landscapes I have ever seen. Our trip began in direction of Bitola. After 10 minutes of hitchicking, …

Climbing Musala Mountain

“Trust me, Lena, there are two things I am good at on this planet: playing the guitar and climbing mountains. And I can guarantee you that all of us can make it to the top.” – This is what Nicola, another volunteer and friend from Tirol, told me on Friday evening. …

Trip to Plovdiv

When asking for suggestions on what to visit in Bulgaria, one city is always recommended – Plovdiv. This town in the south of the country offers traditional Bulgarian architecture as well as Roman ruins and as many as six hills to climb! Additionally, Plovdiv is European Capital of Culture this …

Trip to Burgas

During the last week, the heatwave that is currently striking Europe seemed to have reached Blagoevgrad. Temperatures well over 30 degrees made every walk feel like a marathon. When the air conditioner in our office, previously the only shelter from the heat, broke on Thursday, we decided that enough was …

Thessaloniki Trip

On the 20th and 21st of July, me, Alexia and three other European volunteers from Active Bulgarian Society (ABS) went on a trip to Thessaloniki. It was a great aventure because we decided to hitchhike from Blagoevgrad to Thessaloniki. The first time for most of us! Since we were lucky, …

My trip to Veliko Tarnovo

From 18th to 20th of May, I went to Veliko Tarnovo with Natasha, one of my closest friend in Blagoevgrad. I was looking forward to this trip because I wanted to discover more about Bulgaria and its amazing places. The time we spent in the bus seemed like an eternity …

Istanbul Trip

East and West at the same time?   Welcome to Istanbul, welcome to the city of four empires. Their smells, streets, gastronomy,  monuments, people, culture … When I walked around the city, I felt like I was in an ancient movie. Everybody should try their baklava and drink the fantastic …

Our first month in Blagoevgrad

For the first week we were trying to learn the city of Blagoevgrad. After accommodating to the city, and getting to know the people in it, we felt more comfortable as time went by. Our first “task” was to make short introduction videos about ourselves, which you can find on …