6 Days in Bulgaria with VisitBulgariaOn – Day 6

 EM Winery, Elenovo, BulgariaAfter last nights late arrival and late dinner with just a tad of some tasting involved, we decided to sleep in until the manager of the EM Winery, Elenovo, Alberto, arrived. And arrive he did and promptly strode out showing us the incredible design that had been used for the Winery. The production site is completely underground and producing nearly 1 million bottles of good quality wine every year, not only being sold in Bulgaria but also exports to Germany, UK, Spain, Italy and also the US. Continue reading

6 Days in Bulgaria with VisitBulgariaOn – Day 5

Sokolski Monastery, Bulgaria Day five with VisitBulgariaOn in Bulgaria promised to be quite hectic. We were up at day break for a quick breakfast then we were off to Sokolski Monastery. We explored the monastery, the garden, and the premises at a leisurely pace to start the morning.
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6 Days in Bulgaria with VisitBulgariaOn – Day 4

Bulgaria with VisitBulgariaOnWaking up earlier than the crow of the cockerel on day four in Bulgaria with VisitBulgariaOn, we managed to rustle up a coffee and a sandwich for our early departure. Turning left out of our complex, we spotted half a dozen deer dancing across the road and disappearing into the murky gloom of the forest, too quickly for me to be able to shoot them… with my camera. Continue reading

6 Days in Bulgaria with VisitBulgariaOn – Day 3

Monastery of St. Kuzma and Damian

After breakfast on day three in Bulgaria with VisitBulgariaOn, we set off to a close village to see the restored monastery and visited the famous monastery of St. Kuzma and Damian which is open for people to stay over and enjoy the fabulous peace and quiet as well as the magnificent views overlooking “The Valley Of The Thracian Kings”. As we were leaving, we checked the mountain water at the so-called ayazmo which is said to cure eye diseases.  Continue reading

6 Days in Bulgaria with VisitBulgariaOn – Day 2

Bulgaria with VisitBulgariaOn

After the mist of day one, I awoke to a sunny morning at Eco Hotel Zdravetz in Bulgaria. At 1,400 m above sea level, it was still a tad chilly even though the sun was brightly shining.  I was looking forward to a day in nature around the hotel.  Continue reading

6 Days in Bulgaria with VisitBulgariaOn – Day 1

Bulgaria travel with VisitBulgariaOn

Bulgaria wasn’t always on my bucket list. I didn’t even know where it was until a few years ago. The more I researched the country, though, the more I realized the endless natural beauty and ample opportunities for adventure. Follow along on my six day journey in Bulgaria with VisitBulgariaOnContinue reading

Can A City Be Your Soul Mate? Finding Myself in Valencia

Valencia, Spain

Author: Marisa LaValette
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As the plane began its descent towards Barajas Airport in Madrid, I have to say I felt like a little bit of a poser. I had been teaching Spanish for four years already, but this would be my very first visit to Spain. As I climbed into one of the white Mercedes taxis lined up along the airport curb, the driver asked me immediately “¿Es Mexicana?” He wanted to know if I was Mexican, which in its own way was validating. I intentionally teach my students to speak with a Mexican accent, or any accent from the 10 other Spanish-speaking countries where I have spent time. Continue reading