I always wanted to go on a Yoga retreat and imagined the perfect Yoga retreat in the heart of Mother Nature. I also wanted to visit the mystical mountains of Rhodopes, where all the legends about Orpheus are kept alive thanks to the collective memory of the local people
One of the things I wanted to tick in my Bucket list was to visit the Rose Valley (in Kazanlak, Bulgaria) and to participate in all the festivities around the Rose Festival. And finally, this year the time has come to take the road. I was targeting the Rose Valley, but the more I was digging what to do and where to go in the region, the more places I was adding to my list…At the end, and to my surprise, I saw much more than I expected and realized that it’s a very ambitious task to explore the region in only one long weekend! Make yourself comfortable and continue reading my Rose Festival and Valley of the Thracian Kings itinerary!