Bulgaria 22 May: Sofia - Montana

hillwork in Bulgaria

We left Sofia behind and started the challanging climb into the mountains...

...welcome to Svoge!

...we reached the town centre...

...a cultural program as a welcome!

...bread and honey...

...the mayor received the torch....

...and we received a nice gift from the city!

...the dance got very intense...

...even Rasmivan couldn't hold it back...

Thank you Svoge for the nice meeting and the hospitality!

We were treated for a great lunch in the Snack Bar "Maks"

...a stunning view...

...our next meeting was kind of remote...

We reached a spiritual comunity in Jelen: an Indian - Bulgarian Ashram...

...a small, but very beautiful place high above the river...

...we enjoyed a mantric singing session...

Thank you for the peaceful time! We really appreciate to have from time to time a moment of taking a deep breath...

...the real climb started...

We reached Vurshets. Local kids joined in...

The mayor welcomed our team...

...and we played games with the kids...

Thank you Vurshets for the heartfelt meeting!

...running out....

...getting ready for take-off...

...its snake time: the first really warm days...

...a view over the roofs of Berkovitsa.

...in the afternoon heat everybody was happy to meet in the shade...

...a very small, but heartfelt meeting...

...the city representative greeted us...

...everybody joined for the symbolic Run...

Thank you Berkovitsa for the nice welcome!

...the kids couldn't stop running...

....our last stage: Montana....

...kind words by the mayor...

...the mayor proofed to be sportive...

Thank you Montana for the joyful ending of the day!

Our special gratitude to the Hotel "Ring" for hosting our team!

The hotel is located at a beautiful lake...

...if you are lucky you get a gorgious sun-set, as we did! Thank you all for the great day!