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First Camp

We had our first camping experience as a family this weekend and the girls loved it! There were a few hiccups like a sleeping mat getting a hole in it and a child throwing up in the middle of the night, but all in all a success. Our campsite. The girls were very exciting to […]

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Easter

Bulgaria is an Orthodox Christian country as opposed to a Catholic one, which means that Easter is celebrated anywhere from 1-5 weeks later than most places. Dying eggs for an Easter craft.               We first went to Cottage Farm Alino one year ago, Easter 2017. Since that time we […]

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Winter

Winter started out really mild and ended up being snowy into Spring instead, either way we are happy with sunshine or snow. This winter new friends were made, we moved to a new house in a beautiful location and the girls learned new skills.   We had lunch across the border in Serbia with friends, […]

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Lovech

Last summer we did a day trip with my Dad and the girls to the town of Lovech, known as ‘The Town of Lilacs’ and situated in north-central Bulgaria on the Osŭm River.     The fortress in Lovech sits a top the Hisarya hill in the old part of Lovech town. It was built […]

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Plovdiv

Plovdiv, Bulgaria’s second largest city and said to be one of the oldest cities in Europe. A city that we as a family love to visit. Church of the Holy Mother of God                       It was a super hot day and what better way to […]

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Divotino Monastery

“According to the legend for the establishment of the Divotino monastery, the cloister was built by a man and his wife, who found a pot with gold pieces while ploughing their land. The couple decided to invest the fortune in the construction of a monastery and uploaded the pot on a donkey’s back, saying that […]

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Koprivshtitsa

We visited the beautiful and historic town of Koprivshtitsa (we had fun trying to pronounce it!) and Mom fell in love with the place! “Koprivshtitsa is one of the most characteristic Bulgarian towns, still preserving the atmosphere of the Bulgarian National Revival period of the 19th century. The town is huddled in the mountain-folds, 111 km east […]

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Rila Monastery and Boyana Church

A couple of the adventures we got up to while Auntie Laura visited us over Christmas; Founded in the 10th century, the Rila Monastery is regarded as one of Bulgaria’s most important cultural, historical and architectural monuments.                         Boyana Church, a medieval Bulgarian Orthodox […]

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Vitosha Mountain

Two days after arriving, the family that we were staying with took us to their favorite picnic spot on the local mountain.   Emma wasn’t always keen on the walking part of this trip.                 Beautiful walk and a great way to start our adventure here.   One […]

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Elephant Jungle Sanctuary

Days before we left Chiang Mai we visited Elephant Jungle Sanctuary. We booked a half day visit, since we had two little ones with us and it was plenty of time. We were picked up about 7am and dropped off at about 1:30pm. It’s an 1.5 drive to and from the Sanctuary. The day consists […]

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