Saturday morning a week ago. I’m back home for about 10 days and stealing a weekend away with the closest of close friends I possess. On our way to the Green Cauldron high up in the mountains we stop at the last grocery store slash pub in the village, right next to the school for mountain guides. I’m after a particular brand of Bulgarian chocolate waffles called Golden Stanka, after one of Bulgaria’s Olympic champion female wrestlers. I’ve only ever seen them in this place but today I’m out of luck. No Golden Stanka waffles and it looks like they don’t produce them anymore. Such a terrible loss. The wafflelessness will be the one dark cloud over our soon to be bliss in the power free reception free wilderness. #Bulgaria #Troyan #CherniOsam #Countrylife #vscocam #vsco #bycicle #nomadstories #village #picoftheday #throwback #wafflestory

After a brilliant day on Plovdiv, late last night Sonja & I made it to my forest sanctuary. No power, no reception & no wifi but better connection. Here’s Sonja, chilling in the sun, after her tree yoga session. Just one of the highlights of the last 24 hours. #Bulgaria #Troyan #mountains #forest #river #spring

Took @sonjanyc to my beautiful home town, right in the outskirts of the most central parts of the Old mountain. Next up – an adventure deep in the forest. #Troyan #Bulgaria #river #mountains