From Sofia, I got to the Central Balkan mountain range by train for just €1,80. It was sunny and warm. My hike ended a bit far from the train station so I got to the main road and hitchhiked. This is easy and safe in Bulgaria. I asked to be brought to the next village to take the train but the family was so friendly to drive me all the way with them to Sofia. As we talked, we had the same interests so the daughter and her boyfriend asked me to come on a hike soon. Expat life in Bulgaria is as adventurous and active as you make it. But one thing is sure, it’s a very friendly country.