Adventures in Bulgaria

Last week Sam and I took a trip to Bulgaria for our one-year anniversary!

June 3, 2018 was our anniversary and it is so hard to believe that we have already been married a year. It has been the craziest year of my life, but it has by far been the best. I have learned and grown so much through my experiences in the past year and I am so thankful for all that I’ve been through, including the difficult times. It has all been worth it to get to live, learn, and grow with my best friend! I look forward to many more wonderful years of living and growing together.

To celebrate Sam planned a three-day trip to Bulgaria, which is on the southern border of Romania. He booked us a place to stay through AirBnB and we set off on our adventure!

It was about a 5-hour drive to Aprilsti, the town in Bulgaria where we stayed, but we did not realize that we would have to take a ferry across the Danube river to cross the border! We went through border control on the Romania side, paying a tax for the ferry and getting our passports checked. Then we waited in line to drive onto the ferry, which was still on the other side of the river when we arrived.

Here we are on the ferry! This was definitely a neat experience. The little green car behind me in the second picture is our Tico. It has taken us so many places! Once we got across the river we drove off the ferry and went through the Bulgaria border control. Here we had to pay a Bulgarian tax for the ferry, a road tax, and we got our passports stamped.

When we finally arrived we were exhausted and hungry! We ate a traditional Bulgarian dinner at a nearby restaurant. We do not know any Bulgarian, and our waitress did not know any English, but thanks to Google Translate, hand gestures, and pointing to the menu, we were able to figure everything out and order some delicious food.

We really just relaxed for the three days we were there and it was wonderful! We both agreed that we would not do any school while we were away, so we worked hard on the days leading up to our trip. We sat together and read and drank coffee every morning, studied Romans and read Sacred Marriage together, and went on lots of walks.

This is the house we stayed in. It was recently redone and it was so nice. There was no air conditioning or wifi, but the weather was pretty cool and we had already decided not to do school work, so it worked out nicely.

I loved this kitchen! After the first night we cooked every day with the food that we had brought.

Our trip to Bulgaria was a wonderful experience and it was so much fun to reflect on our past year of marriage and dream about the years to come.

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