I didn’t plan this trip to finish like this but after I took two buses, the one from Sandanski to Petrich and the other one from Petrich to Gabrene then suddenly I found myself in d middle of that village that it’s like on d end of the world. On d Bulgarian side of d old Belasica mountain I was on few kilometers from the border with Macedonia, and yes I was going back home to Macedonia after one month stay in Sandanski as part of d Balkan Youth Festival.
First I ask some local people how can I get till d border and after a while I figure out that d only solution is to start walking slowly till d border, with all d bags that I had in me after one month. One grandpa told me that I’ll need to walk 2 kilometers to reach the border and for me that was not a problem since I already knew d road from before.Once I’ve done d same option and after few minutes there was car that stop and offer me to take me to the border.
So, I start my walk and yes I definitely enjoy the whole trip till d border but the thing was in that that there were not only two kilometers but double. So the challenge for me was bigger. I had with me the Sun that was almost burning like for d end of this month and all d birds, animals, insects and d happy family of unknown objects in d nature.
After a while from behind there was one grandma that was walking even more faster then me, that confirm me d direction and relax me a bit with the info that I’m on d right way. I was hoping a little that there will be some car that will pass, but only cars are passing trough my back because of my big big traveling bag that I had on me.
During this hour and a half walking I stop on few places so I can enjoy d view from there, because the village and d road are coming from the top of d mountain and basically d village is in d hearth of this green source. Some of d pictures are just for a memory of this lovey exploring. ..I grab with me few tea plants and one wooden stick that I bring home.
.. sometimes even the things that are not planned to happen when u accept them as a positive challenge they can be really good experience. I felt as mountaineer for a while today and realized that I miss d mountain trips that were part of my activities in d free time before.
Thank u dear cosmos of circumstances for giving me this opportunity to live a bit with d green spirits of this planet Earth!