Bulgaria – Wow. Entirely unexpected and everything I want in the Grand Adventure; sun, sand, sea, mountains, rivers, lakes, history, food, wine and friendly peeps.
All of this wrapped up in an easy to navigate and incredibly inexpensive little country.¬†
Bulgaria is da BOMB. I would come back in a heartbeat.
But where are all the Americans? ¬†Helllllooooo? We spent 30 days here and we met two Americans (on our second day). ¬†Seriously ¬†YOU GOTTA COME
People still imagine it as a communist country assuming gloomy grey sad people waiting in line for bread. ¬†Not even. ¬†Bulgarians are lively, smiling (and well fed) with a proud entrepreneurial spirit. ¬†Infrastructure is pretty good, a new subway is open in the capital, most people speak a bit of English and Bulgarians have put their communism days behind them (although crumbling abandoned buildings and former factories are a constant reminder of those days) and are heading fast and furious into their future. ¬†
Tourism is going to grow. ¬†It can’t be helped. I’m so glad we decided to come here. ¬†Feeling Blessed in Bulgaria. A very special place.
Chapter Eight now comes to an end. ¬†Today marks seven months on our Grand Adventure ¬†and time to move on. Thanks for a lovely visit, Bulgaria and for introducing us to another Balkan state!¬†We are so glad we came. ¬†We have been very Blessed in Bulgaria.
Next up Chapter Nine – Croatia/Montenegro/Slovenia.