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How (Not) to Celebrate July Morning in Bulgaria

Have you ever listened to Uriah Heep “July Morning”? This nearly 10 minute track has become legendary and is a must for the first July morning in Bulgaria. Every year, Bulgarians from all corners of the country flock to the Black Sea beaches around Kavarna , Varna and Burgas to celebrate the sunrise. It’s a […]

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Black Sea Salt & Pink Lakes in Burgas – Don’t Miss Bulgaria’s Lake Atanasovsko

Black Sea Salt & Pink Lakes in Burgas – Don't Miss Bulgaria's Lake Atanasovsko

I was roadtripping Bulgaria to catch the sunrise on July 1 – a Bulgarian tradition – when we discovered the magical pink lakes near Burgas. I had no idea these even existed! I have seen pink lakes in Australia and know of some in Spain, Canada and Bolivia. But Bulgaria? Naturally,this had to be investigated. […]

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Hiking a Painting – Bastei Bridge and Saxon Switzerland National Park in Germany

Hiking a Painting – Bastei Bridge and Saxon Switzerland National Park in Germany

Deep in the Saxonian forests, reigning high atop magical rock formations rising like claws into the sky can you find it, the fairy tale like but very real Bastei bridge. Its origin is as magical as its surrounding landscape. For over 200 years, it has been quite the local German tourist attraction but when a […]

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How to (Not) Visit the Hvar Lavender Fields – A Guide

How (Not) to See Hvar's Lavender Fields - A Guide

Are the Hvar lavender fields in Croatia high on your list as well? I couldn’t wait to see the famous lavender fields so I DIY planned a trip to Hvar island during off season. That quickly turned out to be trickier than anticipated and I managed to get stranded nearly three times, so I wrote […]

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