Well, they are for horse drawn carriage operators at least. The city of Montreal in Canada has just withdrawn its licensing for horse-drawn carriages and removed the vehicles from its historic streets, thanks to horse welfare concerns. Having worked for nearly five-years in the tourist carriage industry, we fully understand and appreciate the concerns people … Continue reading The Times are a Changing!’
The city of Yambol really isn't all about Kabile anymore, in fact, there's everything from paint-balling and vineyard tours, to elegant dining and post-impressionist art - the secret is just knowing where to look! While Yambol might not have the beaches of Burgas, Sofia’s capital status, or even Plovdiv’s hipster scene, it still has … Continue reading 7 Surprisingly Great Things to do in Yambol
Have you ever noticed how much more relaxed and happy you feel after being out in a natural environment? All around you; the smells, sights, sounds and touch of nature? If you have, then you won’t be surprised to learn, it’s actually ‘a thing.’ Developed in Japan in the 80s, ‘Shinrin-yoku,’ or more commonly known … Continue reading Forest-Bathing in Bulgaria
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?
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)
South East Bulgaria offers not only wild landscapes and nature, but wild horses too! https://vimeo.com/166141956 In early 2018, Reuters reported there are no true wild horses left on the planet, and while this might be true, (and of course, more than a little sad), the good news is, there is in fact, a semi-wild herd … Continue reading Bulgaria’s Wild Horses- The Turpan