Most Inspirational Moment
All the walks were lovely, but the lunches among the wild flowers, sitting in a high meadow, were something special.
Thoughts on Group Leader
Neli was an outstanding leader. She was attentive to the needs of her party, patient, and was a great source of knowledge about Bulgaria, its history, politics, and culture. She really knew her local flora and fauna, and even knew all the names in English! She also boasted just about the best English language skills I've come across in a local guide, indeed her vocabulary would have put many native speakers to shame! Most importantly however, she was absolutely passionate about Bulgaria, and the Rodopi in particular.
Advice for Potential Travellers
Bring a waterproof, it showered on most days, although only in the afternoon.
Bring binoculars for the wildlife.
Bring at least a one-litre water bottle - it can get hot, and although the walking is not arduous, the days were quite long.
If you get Exodus to book flights with a stopover, check the timings. They wrecked our first day by allowing just one hour at Frankfurt airport. The plane was late taking off in the UK, and mayhem ensued. We eventually arrive many, many hours late, after many changes in flights! This was the only negative about the whole holiday however!