My Summer GetAway with The Crew

Heya loves!

You know it’s summer when you tighten your luggage for a vacation.
The last few months were with mixed emotions & now when the end of July came, it’s time for deserved rest. About two months ago, with my girlfriends, we organized a lovely holiday at the sea. Considering that this is our last year together, we have to spend every moment together. What better than seven days in an apartment near to the sea? It is just a dream that is about to become a reality.

Sand, sea, sun kissing our skin, night talks, cocktails, games, swimming pools, cozy restaurants & cheeky cafes, disco & dancing till 6 am. We will be like a big family.
We are now traveling so more information, as well as pictures from our trip in the next posts.

Kisses from us.

And where are you going to spend your summer break? With family or friends, will you be? At the beach, on a mountain, or a city excursion?

XOXO,

MOI

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#TRAVEL: Immerse in Bulgarian spirit

Hey lovely!
I would like to brag a little, I took a driving test and in a month I will have a license, hooray! I cannot believe it, finally it happened. I never imagined that I will learn to drive in a straight direction, to change speeds and to look at so many mirrors. Also the signs on the roads, the behavior of other drivers and pedestrians – my eyes need to gaze in so many places and my brain to perceive signals quickly, so I can handle every situation – truly amazing adventure. The first task in the list has been completed. And more good news – I just can safely return to my hard morning exercises.
So… on Saturday I got up early, did my morning exercises (post with the music that I listen to while working out will be uploaded soon) and prepared myself for a long road. Last weekend I had the opportunity to attend a training by the firm in which my mom is working. I am very grateful for the opportunity because I learned many things that I cannot wait to share with you. But it will happen in the next post.
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In today’s post I would like to take you with me, so you can immerse yourself in the Bulgarian spirit. I do not know if you know (you may have read somewhere) that Bulgaria is a really beautiful country with deep and ancient history.
We were in Lovech ( I had not been there before). Perhaps this is one of the oldest towns in Bulgaria. Traces of human activities were found in the region, mainly in the caves near the the town. The reason was the comfortable location of the town between the mountains and the flat country, and the presence of a river. The first inhabitants of the town were the Thracian tribe. They founded their capital, called Melta, in the area which was situated at the place of today’s neighborhood and architecture reserve Varosha (the name of our hotel).
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And the view from our room
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In the 17th century (Ottoman rule in Bulgaria) Lovech was an important trade centre and one of the richest towns in Bulgaria. This was the reason for the town being called Altin Lovech from Turkish, which means Golden Lovech, at the time. In the times of revolutionary organizations against the Ottoman rule, Lovech was the center of operations of the Internal Revolutionary Organization of Vasil Levski, called the Secret Revolutionary Committee. The biggest museum of Vasil Levski in Bulgaria is situated in the old part of the town. It is containing many personal items such as clothes, notebooks, etc. In 19th century, the Bulgarian master-builder Nikola Fichev, famously known as Kolyu Ficheto, built the famous Covered Bridge over the river Osam. The bridge was burned out in 1925, but rebuilt in 1931. Now it connects the new and the old part of the town. The bridge it’s full of many souvenir shops, small restaurants and cafes.
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Lovech is also known by the fact that it was the place where modern foreign language education in Bulgaria started. The first foreign language school in my country was set up in Lovech in 1950. In this school were taught three languages: English, French and German. Nowadays the school is informally known as The German School.
The town has a lot of main sights: The monument to Russian soldiers killed in the Russo-Turkish War of 1877-1878, Bash Bunar Park, The baroque buildings in the town’s central parts, etc.
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Unfortunately we did not have time to stroll around the town and look at all of the attractions and lanmarks. We had long lectures for an hour and a half each. We started teaching Saturday morning at 9am and finished the evening at 6pm. Of course we had an one hour lunch break. I think this is the time to share what kind of delicious food I tried. Potato cream soup, home-baked bread, meat with vegetables and rice, yoghurt with jam from wild berries – all these for lunch. And our dinner consisted of a platter of sliced tomatoes with cheese on top, again some kind of meat with carrots and melted cheese, and banana cake with dark chocolate for dessert. Yum yum! What about the drink we consumed? Rakia (Bulgarian brandy)  and wine, of course. Our Sunday breakfast included a plate filled with toast, ham, cheese, egg, jam, combined with tea or coffee. And this lovely view ( take me there again, please).
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Hope you liked the post 🙂
See you soon
XOXO,
MOI
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#EXPLORING: Catch Up with Bulgaria’s Beautiful Nature

Hey lovely!

While looking at my unpublished posts, I came across this one. Maybe two months from now, this text was waiting its turn to be published. What am I waiting for, maybe you will ask? Frankly, I was unsure in the grammar, but I also didn’t feel ready to share it, until now. I wanted the post to be perfect. And behold, the big day comes, hehe. I was finally inspired to publish this article, as I read some of the literature of the great Bulgarian writerIvan Vazov. He describes with such mastery how the daily lives of bulgarians have passed, how they have worked and had fun. How they yearned for freedom… All of this reminded me of what an amazing weekend I spent in June with one of my best friends – Emily.

I wish and draw plans about trips for too long. I have a great desire to travel and explore my country. Bulgaria is one of the countries very rich in history. Each area tells about a battle of life and death. Mountain villages, at the time, were a shelter and refuge for young boys, yearning, for freedom.
The village I visited some time ago is also a part of the glorious past of this country.

But let’s start from the beginning. It was Friday, Emily and I could not wait to finish school,so we could spend the weekend together. And when the expected time came, we quickly exited the school, took our prepared luggage and we got into Emily’s father’s car.

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As soon as we left the boundaries of the capital (Sofia), the beauty of nature was revealed to us. The sky was light blue and the grass contrasted with sparkling green. Pretty awesome, yes! We traveled about an hour. During this time I kept looking through the car window and I enjoyed the colors around me. I tried to capture every moment and keep it in mind. Mountains, trees, sunset, birds, sunflowers…. Just beautiful!

Once we arrived, I had the opportunity to admire the beauty of the village too. It was surrounded by the mountain. I do not find words to describe the beauty of this small but so beautiful village. Countless trees, shrubs and flowers. Rivers flowing down rapidly, as if someone was chasing them. Nature had revealed the full majesty around me. How strange I felt! Like I wasn’t in my country, but elsewhere. Indeed, the city life and biased voltage change people too much. How long had I not seen nature, a river, a beautiful sky? A night stacks of stars scattered across the sky. Simply indescribable. All of these wonderful sights are preserved in my mind and I will remember them forever.

Now, while I think of this experience I feel sad. I miss looking up at the bright blue sky with cotton clouds. But mostly, I miss looking at the sky when it was studded with countless stars at night. I felt that I could count them, but I couldn’t. Unfortunately I don’t have any photos of our evening walks, but I promise that next time I will not miss to photograph anything.

I had the honor to attend a reception at the library’s concert. This year it celebrated 90 years of existence. Emily along with several girls danced traditional Bulgarian dances. In Bulgaria, each area has different traditional costumes and dances. An important addition to the traditional clothing is participants to be jolly and smiling all the time when they preform their dance.

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Here you can see pictures that will help you to feel the bulgarian lifestyle and culture.

In the next post I’ll tell you how I spent an afternoon hiking in Old Mountain. The beauty of the natural is indescribable! I can not wait for the next opportunity to travel and get to know the beauty and history of Bulgaria.

And you, are you ready to share all these upcoming emotions with me? If you have traveled somewhere recently, feel free to share your experience with me!

P.S. Thank you R. for your help – thanks to you this post is finally up!