antarctica, land of eternal snow

  Astronauts have said that the most distinctive feature of Earth as seen from space is Antarctica, which “radiates light like a great white lantern across the bottom of the world”. Its ice sheet is over 2km thick on average, contains more that 90% of the world’s ice and snow, and has an area greater …

for all that it’s worth, you were worth it

  Sometimes the weather’s just not on your side and goes against your grand plans of making a great weekend getaway. But every cloud has a silver lining as they say, almost literally this time 😉 We were in Strandzha, a small-ish mountain in southeastern Bulgaria, but weren’t getting what we had hoped to be …

back home

  Continuing my before and after series, I thought it would be interesting to show you guys the transformation my apartment in Sofia went through. I bought the place in mid 2013 and started renovations in September that same year. It took a full year to get the dirty work and basic furnishings like the …

the isle of skye

I recently came across this incredible video and was reminded of the amazing week we spent in Scotland last August. I realized I’d only gotten one post up and that I had a lot more photos to share. So with a slight (ha!) delay of about a year, here’s the second batch of memories, this …

mountain at my gates

  Now that the doctors confirmed my suspicion that my knee is all good again (yes!), I felt like doing some climbing this past weekend. So we headed towards Rila and more specifically Maliovitza peak. I used to ski here when I was a kid (and afterwards as well) so I’ve admired it for a …

happy 30th anniversary mom and dad!

  My parents have been together for 30 years! It sounds crazy just saying it 🙂 To celebrate the joyous occasion, my brother and I decided to do something special and secretly reenact some of our favorite childhood photos that bring back so many great memories.