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Karilyn Owen

Karilyn is #NaturallyCurious about watching whales in Iceland, sleeping in a Finnish igloo-style eco-lodge, hiking Bulgaria's Pirin mountains, and much more! Check the inside scoop Karilyn shared.

The Peace of a Bulgarian Landscape

It is often said that in Bulgaria, you must make an effort to avoid the natural beauty that’s constantly around you. Ask anyone who has visited this stunning yet underrated country about its landscapes and you’ll understand. How do I know this? It was exactly the experience I had when visiting.

From the coastline of the Black Sea or the majestic mountains in the interior, Bulgaria boasts high peaks, dense forests, and crystal-clear lakes—a veritable paradise for anyone who is #NaturallyCurious. In my experience, the best way to explore this country is slowly and on foot, with your provisions and gear on your back, and the peace of mind that comes in the calmness of the wilderness.

When you visit Bulgaria, make sure to make note of the wonderful mix of cultures—Greek, Slavic, Ottoman, and Persian influences are also visible everywhere, even in the villages you will pass along your way. Want to learn more? Watch my interview with Danita, a member of a hiking group in Pirin mountains but also an activist fighting for the preservation of the Pirin National park.

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