My Boring Blog

Hello all. This is my blog which I will be using primarily to show pictures that I have taken while I am in Bulgaria. Any thoughts or opinions are strictly my own and no one elses.

Location: Washington, D.C., United States

Monday, August 29, 2005


This past Saturday I went on another hike in the mountains. I went to the town of Delchevo which is located in the mountains near my town with my friend Brian who is another PCV. The hike was very pretty but hot. There weren't many clouds in the sky and the temperature was in the 30's. Unlike my previous hike I was able to go all the way to the village because we didn't encounter any wild dogs walking around. The hike took about over 3 hours one way. Delchevo is a very small town of less then 100 people. It is such a small town that is doesn't even really have a cafe. I did managed to find a restaurant/bar that had some Fanta however, as well as allot of alcohol... which we didn't have.



Tuesday, August 23, 2005

Other hiking pics

These are some pictures I took of my town. As you can see it's not that big but not really small either.

Hiking pictures

Today I went for a hike in the mountains near my town. These are some of the pictures that I took. The pictures aren't nearly as beautiful as the real thing but hopefully you get an idea. The reason some of the pictures are so dark is because a thunderstorm was coming over the mountains after I was about halfway up one of them. I got wet but it was worth it to see the clouds and lightning come over the mountains.

Monday, August 22, 2005

Coming to Bulgaria pictures

These are some pictures that I took on the trip to Bulgaria from Chicago. The first two are of the Alps. They were taken on board our plane as we were fying into Milan Italy, the fourth picture is the AirItalia plane that we were in. The third picture is of the Sofia airport in Bulgaria and the fourth is us in a bus in Chicago going to the airport.

Apartment Pics

These are some pictures of my apartment, the living room and the kitchen. I have a seperate bedroom which is not shown.

Apartment Pics

These are some pictures from my apartment. These were taken from my balcony that over looks a park with mountains in the distance. The mountains are part of the Pirin mountain range. All things considered there are worse things to look at when you wake up in the morning....


The first picture is of bells as they are being rung for a service which had just started.

More Rila pictures

The first picture is of a priest/monk? who is walking around the monastery banging the piece of wood he is carrying and chanting before a service starts. The other pictures are of murals that are painted on the outside of the church. Many of them have pictures of devils hurting saints.

Saturday, August 20, 2005

Rila Monastery

These are some pictures of the Rila Monastary. The monastery it very old and beautiful. It is located high up in the Rila montains.

Fun bus stuff

These are some pictures that I took of my bus that broke down on a trip to Dupnitsa. In a staggering feat of Bulgarian engineering the driver managed to get the bus running less then an hour later. About 20 mins. after we started moving we were involved in a minor bus accident where we hit a brick wall. All in all not the best bus ride....