This is my first post on my blog from Blagoevgrad in Bulgaria.
I have always hesitated to blog about myself but it seems like now is the time since so many of you are asking for updates about this big transition in our lives moving from Minnesota to Bulgaria to teach at the American University in Bulgaria (AUBG) here.
Before I move on, I just want to thank all of our friends and family who came out to say goodbye or gave us cards or helped us move. You are all amazing and we appreciate you so much and will miss you. We hold you in our hearts.
Now that we are in Blagoevgrad, I will be posting some thoughts and pics from time to time. Starting with our arrival with 11 suitcases (okay, 2 were camera gear.. but still) and almost $700 in extra baggage fees (lesson learned). Moving is not fun. As I said to Mark many times….if this was easy, everyone would do it.
Now, about our first night here. Just a few minutes after we arrived, we went with our new landlady and her husband to a cafe that is literally steps from our new 4 bedroom (!) apartment. I ate these amazing grilled veggies in a lovely a cafe in the town square that reminded me of France or Italy, which really surprised me. It was hard to stay awake after traveling from Iceland (left at 1 am) to Bulgaria (arrived at 7pm) but I managed to drink some delicious Bulgarian white wine (and Mark had his first Bulgarian beer) before passing out. Oh, and the veggies cost about $2 and the wine about the same.
Come visit 🙂