The Witch Is Back (Vol. 2) — Where Have I Been & Photos

Like you probably know, I was away on a travel from 27th October–2nd November with my parents. (I am very sorry I’m so late with this article, I just haven’t found enough time to publish it.) Anyway, if you were wondering where have I been, the answer is Serbia and Bulgaria. I’m pretty sure you know were those two countries are, but just to give you an idea if you maybe don’t, look at the map below.

Serbia and Bulgaria are located in the southeastern part of Europe.
Map Credit: Map Pictures

I was on my vacation there for six days, and I had a really good time. But before I’ll share all the details with you, I have to tell you that the Balkan isn’t dangerous like some people may think. The war has ended more than a decade ago, and I can assure you that if you’ll visit that part of the world someday, you won’t be in any danger.

In Bulgaria, my family and I visited the capital city, which is Sofia. Sofia has 1.2 million people, and is one of the oldest cities in Europe, already inhabited in 7th century bc. We stayed in a nice hotel, located in one of the main boulevards. Everyday after we ate our breakfast we went in the city. Bulgaria doesn’t have Euros, and we had to change our money into their local currency — Bulgarian lev (“lev” means “lion” in English). There is also something interesting I have to tell you. We had some trouble with communicating with locals, but not (only) because of the verbal language, but mainly because of the body language. Bulgarians nod for “no” and shake their head for “yes”. When I first saw that I found it funny, because I am not used to see people saying “no” when nodding. The prices in Bulgaria are lower than in my country, due to lower salaries. I could see some homeless people wandering the streets, and I’m not used to that. I even gave an elderly woman an Euro, because I really felt sorry for her. (You will see the photos of the landmarks and places we visited at the end of this article.)

In Serbia, we stayed at the house of my father’s friend who lives in a small town near the border of Serbia and Bulgaria. I am glad we weren’t in a hotel, because I was able to see the lifestyle of the locals. People are very friendly and very welcoming. In Dimitrovgrad (pronounced dee-mee-trow-grad; the town we were staying in) all the people know each other and all say “Hello,” when encountering in the streets. We also visited nearby attractions (that will be seen in the photos below).

This “series” of The Witch Is Back articles will have two more “volumes” (maybe three). I hope to get your feedback, and also some questions if you may have them. Below, there are some of the photos I took during my travel. Enjoy. 🙂

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About Cassandra

Merry meet, my name is Cassandra and I am a Witch who began her Magical Path in the autumn of the year 2011. If you want to learn more about me and my Magic, visit my blog Book of Shadows. Blessed be.
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12 Responses to The Witch Is Back (Vol. 2) — Where Have I Been & Photos

  1. Cassandra says:

    Merry meet,
    I realise that there are a lot of churches on the photos, but in a lot of European cities, the churches are usually the oldest buildings and an important landmark. I just had to tell you this as I don’t want to give you an impression that I’m a “Catholic Witch”. 🙂
    Blessed be.

  2. sammiwitch says:

    Hi Cassandra. I love your photos! Thanks for sharing them with us. It sounds like you had a lovely time away. Brightest Blessings

  3. Beautiful photos Cassandra! You have reminded me yet again how very big the world is outside of my corner and rekindled my need to venture into it.

    • Cassandra says:

      Yes, our planet Earth is indeed a very big and a verstile place. Every time I go to an advanture I think I have seen it all, but every single time, the world surprises me with something new.
      Brightest blessings.

  4. It's a Wiccan Life says:

    I’ve heard of the switch in the yes/no thing. It’s odd lol hope you had a wonderful time on your trip 🙂

  5. Ms. Lilypads says:

    Sofia looks like a gorgeous city. I enjoyed your sharing the pics with us very much..

  6. byronycoffin says:

    Oh my god Cassandra what beautiful photos your camera takes and the composition of those photos are all about the person taking them. You should be proud and I’m proud of you. Brightest blessings. Byrony

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