Flights generally leave Boston in the evening flying overnight and arriving in Sofia, Bulgaria the next day.
DAY 2: Arrival at The Center
After arriving, we will drive to the Stone & Compass Center in Stolat, Bulgaria.
Day 3-7: Barn Razing!
For most of this trip, we will work together on various construction and landscape improvement projects at the Center.
Evenings, we’ll spend eating and drinking around the fire pit, watching the stars.
Excursion to Plovdiv
We’ll take an overnight trip to explore the ancient city of Plovdiv, one of the oldest cities in Europe. Boasting over 200 Thracian, Greek, and Roman archaeological sites, this “city of seven hills” has been selected as the European Capital of Culture for 2019. Sample traditional Bulgarian, Turkish, and Armenian fare as you walk the cobblestone streets of Ancient Plovdiv, lined with restored houses from the Bulgarian Revival period.
Pictured: Ancient Theater of Philippopolis, a Roman theater in the city center of Plovdiv
Cobblestone streets in Plovdiv’s Kapana district
Day 9: Travel to Sofia for departure
Head back to Sofia and catch the flight home. Maybe physically exhausted, but feeling refreshed after a job well done!