One thing that still amazes me in Bulgaria, that on Saturday morning (ok, it was 6:30 a.m.) you can jump into a car and in one-two hours your in mountains, walk up the ridge and still get back to town for a nice dinner. Whichever direction you will choose. So that was it, after my friend Martin arranged us to join a hike of Teach for Bulgaria organisation (Zaedno v chas), we unloaded our backpacks in Anton, on the foothills of Balkan mountains.
Organisation itself does a great job preparing young people to be teachers for underpriviledged children, sometimes in villages and small towns where they would otherwise have no access to quality education. And not only they are training them, but as far as I understood and experienced they also build a community, where they can support and inspire each other.
Getting back to the main story, we met Martin’s firends Katya and Irina, and the guys from Teach for Bulgaria, and set off to the mountains. Regular one day trek, so not much to say about it, I will let the photos do the talking. I will just add that the contrast between brownish-yellow valley and white ridge was something I really enjoyed watching, and the last scene on the way down, when we encountered horses and single rays of sun piercing through the clouds… this is exactly why you go to the mountains!