So, beyond the sense of entitlement religion offers religious leaders around the world, it also works to validate concerns over whether or not it even has a place in our community. After all, we are currently witnessing what entitlement offers groups like ISIS when left unchecked and free to grow. My visit to the Rila … Continue reading
Yep. You read that title right. On the way to Rila, in Southwestern Bulgaria, there’s a coffee-fueled passion for collecting communist era relics. A visit to this place feels a lot like being cast into a whitewashed, concrete room with grayscale machines and being interrogated by the KGB – but with pleasant people offering coffee. … Continue reading
Just a quick mean after a visit to the Rila Monastery, Bulgarian beef tongue is something of a staple here. They bread and fry it, and add lemon for an amazing amalgamation of flavors that come together just right. The meat is also very tender, and the breading is thin and crispy. Quite a delicacy.
Well, I’ve settled in and am working on not one, but three new Travel Geek films. As the next year rolls on, I’ll be filming throughout Bulgaria of course. But at the end of the month, I’ll be headed off to Georgia to gather all the footage for TGD Georgia. I was hoping to hit … Continue reading
After leaving the Rozhen Monastery, I headed to Melnic to grab some lunch. Eating authentic Bulgarian cuisine is definitely something you should do on your visit here. It’s always hearty, always full of veggies and definitely healthier than in most other places throughout Europe. Plus, nearly all of the fruits and vegetables that you’ll find … Continue reading