Monkly blessings in Rila September 24th 2008 OK day 1 Sofia wasn't really spent in Sofia, but instead about 120 kms south in the Rila Mountains at the 'Jerusalem' of Bulgaria, the Rila Monastery.
3 of us piled into a taxi for the 4 hour round trip on a grey morning, but as we drove out of Sofia and headed south the sun came out, well for a while before the mountain fog closed in. One minute you are enjoying the countryside in sunshine th ... read more
Europe » Bulgaria » Kyustendil Province » Rila Monastery The Bulgars, a Central Asian Turkic tribe, merged with the local Slavic inhabitants in the late 7th century to form the first Bulgarian state. In succeeding centuries, Bulgaria struggled with the Byzantine Empire to assert its place in the Balkans, b... ... read more
An Aussie living in London and getting out it as much as possible to explore all the amazing places both in the UK and abroad. While I may be quite settled in the UK, my feet never seem to settle and my wandering heart drags me all over the globe and back to some well loved areas.
My blogs are a personal record of where I've been and I often let the photos do most of the talking, but I do try and share detials if I found something amazing. My list of places to visit never seem to get any shorter (even if the blogs do!).... full info