Romania 2020

Due to the COVID-19 situation, at the time of the trip Romania was the only country neighboring Bulgaria that we could visit without a PCR test or quarantine after coming back home. So, even though we had already visited our northern neighbor, we decided to take a quick three-day tour. Day 1: Sofia – Cluj-Napoca Traditionally we get up early and by 05:00 we are already traveling. We quickly cross the Petrohan Pass and continue Read more…

Eastern Rhodopes part 1

The idea of a tour in this part of the Rhodopes has been in our mindes for a long time. We leave on Friday before noon in the direction of Plovdiv. Around Ihtiman we moved on the old road. After a short lunch in Asenovgrad we continue to Ardino, and near before Narechenski Bani we turned on the road through Lucky. Momchilovtsi, Banite follow and at 17:00 we are in Ardino. The road is mostly Read more…

Trun and river Erma’s gorge

The day is 11.05.2020. Until recently, entry and exit from regional cities in Bulgaria was blocked due to COVID-19 and took place through specially designated checkpoints. This severely hampered travel in the country. Although it is Monday, the day is a holiday for me and together with a friend, we quickly decide that it is time for a short trip around Sofia. We choose Trun and the gorge of the river Erma as a destination. Read more…

Croatia

The Croats are a Slavic people who settled on today’s Croatian lands in the 7th century. After the Second World War, Croatia became part of the new, socialist Yugoslavia. In 1991, one year after the first democratic elections, Croatia declared its independence. In the same year, war began with the military units of the remainder of Yugoslavia, which ended in 1995. Day 1 Plitvice lakes Part one – Bosnia and Herzegovina With the arrival of Read more…

Bosnia and Herzegovina

Bosnia and Herzegovina is one of the six federal units forming the former Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia. The republic succeeded in gaining its independence during the wars in the SFRY in the 1990s. In the bloody civil war, about 100,000 people were killed and half the population moved to live elsewhere. Day 1 Sofia-Sarajevo Due to the limited time and the many places I wanted to visit, we were leaving early (5 am) heading Read more…

Romania

Romania is a Southeast European country known for the Transylvania region, surrounded by the Carpathians. Its preserved medieval cities include Sighisoara and castles, in particular Bran Castle, long associated with the Dracula legend attracting tourists from all over the world. In motorcycle societies it is also known for its high mountain passes Transalpina and Transfagarash. Day 1 Early in the morning we went to Oryahovo. The goal of the day was to cross the Danube Read more…

Albania

The Republic of Albania or Albanian “Republika e Shqipërisë” (pronounced Shtipërëa), which stands for “Land of the Eagles”. For most Bulgarians, Albania is an unfamiliar country with a bad reputation and our attitude towards it is skeptical. In our minds, this Balkan country is wild and underdeveloped. In fact, this is not exactly the case. Here is my journey. Albania has been on my travel list for a long time. Although a year ago I Read more…