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2009/04/21

Gornobreznishki monastery

On a silent hill, somewhere in the Malashevska Mountains, 5 kilometres away from Kresna, a House of God raises its white bell tower in the middle of the sacred wilderness. The temple is named after Saint Prophet Iliya but it is more popular as Gornobreznishki monastery, because of the nearby village of Gorna Breznitsa.

It was a hot sprig afternoon, in the beginning of April, when my friends and I climbed the winding way to the monastery. The starting point to the monastery is Kresna. The...

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2009/04/14

The International Day of Aviation and Cosmonautics celebration at Plovdiv Airpot

On the 12th of April 1961 the Russian cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin became the first human in outer space and the first to orbit the Earth. After his great feat, 12th of April was declared as an International Day of Aviation and Cosmonautics.

Bulgaria also contributed to the development of the astronautics. Bulgarian cosmonaut Georgi Ivanov took part in Soyuz 33 space mission from Baikonur Cosmodrome on the 10th of April 1979. The International Day of Aviation and Cosmonautics is very popular in our...

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2009/04/10

Rafting Season 2009 – Official Opening

The spring is the time when the nature wakes up, the birds are coming home, the trees are putting forth leaves to shelter their flying, singing dwellers and the rivers are fast and wild like the blood in the veins of everyone who loves extreme sports and trilling experiences.

The spring is also the time when the rafting season in Bulgaria starts. The official opening took place on 04.04.09, in Kresna Gorge, where Struma River runs wildly, giving the best conditions for rafting and kayaking...

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2009/04/01

The Secrets of Dobarsko Village

The spring has already come and the weather becomes more and more appropriate for hiking in the nature. I was thinking about some familiar place and I remembered that last summer I was in a small, lovely village, named Dobarsko. It is situated in the southern foothills of the Rila Mountains, 20 kilometres north of Bansko resort.

It was early afternoon, in the middle of Agust, when I parked the car in the centre of Dobarsko. It was hot and sunny but the mountain freshness was tangible even in...

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