Are You Looking for Something Completely Different?

  This position has now been filled by the incredible Claire Baker. However, if you are interested in visiting/helping out/volunteering at Konna Baza Sakar: Please see our WorkAway profile: here.  Do you dream of escaping the rat-race and getting back to a slower, simpler pace of life? https://youtu.be/mW9xmcmkynY Do you have experience with horses, farming … Continue reading Are You Looking for Something Completely Different?

Life on Bulgaria’s Turkish Frontier (1957)

The village of Srem is less than 15 Km (as the crow-flies) from the Turkish border, which, during the Communist era, placed the village firmly within the third frontier zone. According to a fascinating online booklet- 1957 partly declassified CIA handbook- titled, 'Resistance Factors and Special Forces Areas- Bulgaria (O) marked 'SECRET,' and released in 2013, … Continue reading Life on Bulgaria’s Turkish Frontier (1957)

Alexander the Great’s Weapons- Made in Knazhevo?

It might seem extraordinary, yet archaeologists believe what most of us thought to be a Thracian burial mound, recently excavated in Knazhevo village (only 12 Km from Srem), is very the likely site of an important iron making centre, dating back to the days of Alexander the Great and his successor in Thrace, Lysimachus. According to … Continue reading Alexander the Great’s Weapons- Made in Knazhevo?

9 Amazing Reasons Children Should Ride

Horse-riding isn’t all about having fun you know... there are also some seriously great physical and mental benefits linked to regular horse-riding too! Time spent with horses and riding helps a child improve their; coordination & balance, teamwork & collaboration, fitness, social connections, confidence & independence, perseverance and grit, reliance on devices, responsibility, stress-control, overall … Continue reading 9 Amazing Reasons Children Should Ride