Category: Europe

By , November 15, 2012 9:00 am

We thought we had our Bulgaria to Istanbul travel plans cased.  We booked our night bus from Veliko Tarnovo in advance, had the paper ticket in hand, and even had a friend to drive us from our village to the door of the bus station.  We knew our hostel name and address in Istanbul and pre-planned a splurge on a taxi so we wouldn’t have to navigate the chaos of &#91read more]

By , November 9, 2012 9:21 am

As you’ve no doubt heard, we purchased a house in Central Bulgaria. This does not signal the end of our travels. In fact, we’ve already left Bulgaria and are currently exploring the countryside of Turkey. Now it’s all well and good for us to tell you that we bought a house, let you know how much it cost, gave some insights into Bulgaria’s bureaucracy, and showed you some pictures of &#91read more]

By , November 6, 2012 12:37 pm

Here’s a little Bulgarian lesson for you… Дa = Da = yes He = Nay = no Simple enough, right?  Wrong, my friend.  So very wrong indeed. I thought that mastering the Cyrillic alphabet would be the biggest stumbling block to communicating in Bulgarian.  Of course, I was mistaken.  It was actually my neck that would get me in trouble. For 27 years of my life, I understood that a &#91read more]

By , November 3, 2012 1:03 am

Ah, the night lights. It seems pretty rare that we share our night time pics with you, and I say it’s high time we did. We spent a total of 4 nights in Sofia en-route from Belgrade, Serbia to our HelpX gig in the village of Vishovgrad (Central Bulgaria). Compared to Belgrade, Sofia seemed like a jewel. Plenty of green spaces, nice architecture, and a very welcoming culture, if the &#91read more]

By , October 30, 2012 1:03 pm

We are back from the dead!  After an unprecedented 28 days of internet silence, we’ve gained the strength to bring you this update… Our return to the tech-laden “real” world has come with the surprise announcement that Mike’s sister was happily married while we were hiding from the sun.  While big events at home always bring on a bout of homesickness, we can take solace in the fact that she &#91read more]

By , October 1, 2012 11:46 am

I’ve been racking my mind trying to think of something exceptional to share with you about Belgrade, Serbia, and I haven’t had much luck. The truth is, we were not really enamoured with this city, but we didn’t dislike it either. It just kind of was. It was the place I celebrated my 30th birthday. That’s probably part of the problem. For some reason, I felt the need to feed &#91read more]

By , September 26, 2012 7:28 am

Have you ever wondered what to do with the ax you used to smash up the furniture your ex left behind?  Or the stuffed beagle he gave you when your dog died? What about the air sickness bags you collected from the flights you took to visit your former long distance lover?  Or the rear view mirror you ripped off his car when it was parked in front of the &#91read more]