Traveling in Bulgaria, in the small towns and corners of this beautiful country, saying that you are from Argentina includes an automatic response from everyone: Diego Maradona! It seems like
Messi and other Argentinean football players from our time didn't arrive to the people here, but everyone, also the youngest ones, know exactly who is Maradona, and they are admiring him a
Being from Argentina, walking in these small towns, is always a benefit, everyone wants to know you, asking themselves and asking you why someone from Argentina decides for Bulgaria to travel.
After the Rila-mountains, we volunteered for some days in Eco-Camping Batak, close to a nice lake. From there we went for the Pirin mountains, southwards. We climbed on the second highest mountain of the country, the Vihren. We had a great and different experience in this mountains. Further in the south we connected with the grapes, the wines and the history of the Thracians. Melnik (its pyramids made me think of the Quebrada de las Señoritas in Argentina) and wineries that we crossed in our way without knowing before that they were there, transformed to interesting stops for a break and a degustation of wines and some food.
We are in time of pepper harvest and you always feel the odor of them being cooked in the fire to later be used for one of the most delicious things of Bulgaria: Lutenitsa. Its type of a paste, a bit like tomato puree, but not only made of tomato, also with peppers and sometimes also eggplants.
Every house has its own vegetable garden and its grapes for self-made wines. When you pass by walking, every person in the street wants to invite you to try their grapes and they give you some of them to take for your way.
Every day of this journey, the people and the different situations are telling me that, if we deconstruct our world, we get to know to each other and to the world.