pushing through or climbing elbrus

  After climbing Kilimanjaro in 2014, the supposedly easiest of the 7 summits, I started thinking about potentially tackling some of the remaining ones. This is a daunting (not to mention costly!) task and I’m not quite sure whether I’ve completely settled on it, but I figured it’s worth trying out Elbrus, which ranks as …

all is well in the rhodope

  The Rhodope mountains have always had a certain magnetic appeal to me. Unlike other mountains in Bulgaria that are known for their high peaks, rocky climbs or great winter sports opportunities (so much that we’ve even had people very likely set fires on purpose to clear out forests for future ski runs…), the Rhodope …

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 …

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 …

i’m a traveler, i’m gonna follow the sun

  One of the most fundamental things about photography, especially when landscape shots are concerned, is how you use light. The right conditions can make a good photo great, a great one — amazing. Hence why I’m never too shy about getting up super early to catch those first magical rays 😉