A good friend of mine was recently persuading me to take a road trip across Bulgaria. I would love to do this so much and have been trying to find the time so, to help me out, he’s given me a full schedule that he made for a group of friends last year. It looks awesome and rather than keep it to myself he said I can share it here with everyone!
After having lived abroad for 3 years and having told hundreds of people how beautiful my country is, I met a group of backpackers from Australia on a train in Cote D’Azure, France while visiting a Czech friend of mine. We were quite tired after a long day on the beach in Saint-Raphaël, but those Australians were discussing excitedly where they would go next. I must have made some expression when the girl mentioned Bulgaria, because she asked me if I were Bulgarian when she looked at me. She said, ”oh, please, give me some tips, I am meeting my parents in Sofia and we’re likely to spend a week there!”
I didn’t have a piece of paper on me, so I took a pen and drew a map of Bulgaria on my palm. Then I continued: “you should probably stay for two days in Sofia, then go south to the Rila Monastery and Melnik for a couple of days… and so on…
We got off the train, had a great time at the French Riviera, but I didn’t stop thinking about the train encounter. I decided to make a plan and organise for some friends to come and see my country with their own eyes. A year later, we made it happen – a 20 day road trip across the beauties of Bulgaria! Some liked the scenery, some liked the people, some liked the prices, others enjoyed my company, but everybody loved the experience!