Dear Diary 

May, 2016

Dear Diary,

I just made a decision to go to Bulgaria.  I’m really excited.  I told some friends of my plans and they looked at me blankly.  “You’re going where?  Why would you want to go there?”  I could tell that they wanted to ask me where Bulgaria even was, but  I think they were too embarrassed to admit they didn’t know.  Sigh.

They did have a lot of questions - the who, what, when, where, and, of course, the why.  I didn’t tell them that I don’t know much about Bulgaria either (I do know where it is, though).

It will be another adventure of learning and discovery.  An open mind, a love of history and culture - that’s all I need, Diary.  I guess I better read the Rick Steves traveler reviews, check on the weather, look for flight deals… I wonder if you can drink the water?  What do they use for money, the Euro?  Hmmm, Diary, I guess I have a lot of questions, too.

P.S.  I can’t wait!  More later, Diary.  P.

Once a year go somewhere you have never been before.  -Dalai Lama

Rick Steves' Europe , Best of Bulgaria link

click on the pic of Ramblin’ Rick for more information about this tour

Rick Steves recently filmed (2016) a new TV show about Bulgaria.  The show can be viewed on this website link-


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