The Rhodopes are one of the places with a lot of mana and definitely my favorite destination in Bulgaria. The roads are challenging but picturesque and the whole experience is quite magical. Traveling in those mountains with close friends always brings me some precious insights. I know every journey has its own charm but some vacations are just more powerful than others.

Mood: Isihia – Rhodope

I reunited with some of the wizards I told you about. We were disguised well, you know, like ordinary people. I even left my wings at home, although they fit in the trunk of my car. I knew this trip will let me dive deeper into myself, so there was no need for distraction.

We arrived right on time for sunset to see the golden waters of Dospat reservoir. Perfect moment to feel blessed.

Mood: Smallman & Ivan Shopov featuring Avigeya – Rhodopes

Some raspberry wine, music, dancing, laughable conversations and the good night sleep was guaranteed. I was determined to get up early to capture the sunrise which turned out to be not an easy task. I felt so tired and sleepy but when I opened the bungalow’s door and saw the stunning view, any discomfort vanished. Or I just forgot about it, spellbound by the beauty around me.

Mood: Dead Can Dance – Opium

When my days start this way, they are always good ones. That sunny Saturday wasn’t an exception. We didn’t need potion because of that huge magic well which helped us restore some spell points.

No matter what our current occupation is, we all need to connect with the Earth and to spend time in nature, just to play, chill and unleash our thoughts. We were overdosing on vitamin D and enjoying the fresh air and the magnificent landscapes all day.

I also couldn’t complain about the food – the people in the restaurant were kind enough to make a vegan variant of my favorite traditional dish patatnik. I also appreciated the salads, the bean soup, and the potatoes. Add some wine and the view below for a perfect evening.

Next morning I wasn’t so excited to jump out of the bed but I am glad I did it. I usually have beautiful thoughts in the morning and I didn’t want to miss them – I am thankful for being alive and for the opportunity to create the reality I prefer with my everyday choices. Why not magnify that feeling next to the lake?! I love the way the water changes depending on the light. I guess we, the people, are the same – being that huge amount of water ourselves (over at least 70%), we also reshape as per the light we allow to pass through us. We can control its access to our minds and my camera is a great analog – the right settings are the key to good images as the right mindset is the key to great memories.

Mood: Stan Kolev – Water Of Life

“Thought is the wind, knowledge the sail, and mankind the vessel.”

Sailing matched my cogitations and I was delighted that we were all in. Check out some happy faces 🙂

We had a tradition to visit the Rhodope mountains ‘every autumn’, but I think we just changed it to ‘each season’. There is so much more to explore there and I can’t wait to be back. I will keep you posted ツ

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