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.