Plus-Size Backpacking… in Bulgaria !

In case you missed the announcement on Facebook 2 weeks ago… I am thrilled to announce that I will be heading out to Bulgaria for some plus-size backpacking next September!

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It’s not my first time in Eastern Europe, but it’s the southernmost country in this part of the world on my travel list. thus far. With this upcoming trip, I will visit my 16th country in 8 years!

Bulgaria is one of the few exotic nations of Europe, due to the fact that it boasts sublime beaches, lovely churches, winter sport opportunities and great hiking, to name a few. Although it has traditionally not been regularly visited by Westerners compared to other European nations, this is beginning to change. It is a beautiful place, with a wide range of activities for a traveller to do.
Source : Wikitravel

From the capital, Sofia, to the Black Sea beaches of Varna, without forgetting the Valley of Roses, I will be there for the country’s independence day (September 22), which could lead to interesting celebrations and acquaintances!

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Krushuna Waterfall

Here is a quick list of the things I plan on doing…

  • Visit a load of cathedrals and old churches (and possibly crash a mass like I did in Warsaw… it’s funny how you can guess the standing-sitting cues even when you don’t understand a thing the priest says!) and the Rila Monastery, founded in the 10th century
  • Enjoy the Black Sea beaches
  • Wine tasting and check out local wineries in Melnik
  • Hiking in the Stara Planina

Don’t worry, I always keep a lot of room to maneuver, because there is nothing I hate more than the complete lack of wiggle room…

As I did in Peru, I plan on testing some products and clothing on the road, which I will determine in the coming weeks…

Have you ever been to Bulgaria? Any tips, suggestions, recommendations?

If any of you are over there, it could be nice to set up a meet and greet! It’s always nice to discuss travel and local life fellow plus-size ladies. I’m also looking for plus-size clothing retailers across the country! If you know of any, I would love to know more about it!

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