Halfway the journey we got LOST!!! We have no idea how and where we were and we couldn't ask anyone due to the language barrier or people just had no clue on how can we get to the mountain. The hostel reception gave us the wrong directions as there was upgrading of roads and the bus service had ceased operation from the bus terminal that was pointed out by our hostel. We walked aimlessly and was lucky enough to meet 2 grandmas at the bus terminal who spoke english and told us about the situation and told us that there was another bus for us to take which will bring us 3/4 up to the mountain. THANK GOD for those grandmas if not we would not have known what to do.
Stranded at the bus terminal
Bus that bring us up the mountain
After alighting the bus, we wanted to climbed to the peak of the mountain but decided to hike down all the way and then catch a bus back to the hostel.
The highest point the bus could bring us
We met Maya who's a Bulgarian and spoke decent English and she offered to be our "guide" since she often hiked down the mountain. The whole journey took us about 2 hours and we walked a total of 12km, that is crazy stuff and I was not even well equipped.
Maya our "guide"
Having Lunch halfway down *Mushroom soup was oily*
Shots on the way down the mountainEventually, we got back to our place and had dinner at an authentic Bulgarian restaurant before I decided to venture out to the city at night to take photos of the famous