Girl Meets Bulgaria

Musings of an American expat in Bulgaria (with detours in Utah and Alaska)


A Visit to Vitosha

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Vitosha is a large mountain on the outskirts of Sofia which is home to a small skiing resort, monastery, restaurants, and more. On this day (in mid-January) we were trying to reach Dragalevtsi Monastery but the roads were way too icy and snowy. There were also kids sledding down the – roads so trying to drive up them would have been crazy anyway. We decided to check the monastery out another day and just pose for some photos instead. There were people everywhere! It’s definitely a popular spot for locals on winter weekends!

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Thankful for the Little Things

After yesterday’s whiny and negative post, I thought I’d let it go, move on, and share a few of the things that are making me smile since arriving back in Bulgaria.

I’m hoping to make this a regular series. I think taking a few moments to be thankful and show gratitude, even for the tiniest of things, can go a long ways to making each day more bright.

Here are just a few little things brightening up my life…

  1. Fall colors and a view of Vitosha
  2. Crystal clear blue skies
  3. Nesting. I can’t tell you how happy I am to finally have a place to ourselves where I can decorate, clean, cook, etc. I am rather keen on the new bedding we just bought–probably a bit girly, but my husband likes to indulge me.
  4. No. I’m not thankful for booze. I’m thankful for being back with the person I most want to share a drink with!

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We’re off to Smolyan and Elhovets for the weekend. I’m really looking forward to taking in the scenery on the 4-hour drive, seeing my in-laws, eating yummy food, checking out the renovations to our country house, and just generally enjoying being back in Bulgaria with the hubs.

Have a great weekend, everyone!


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