In April & May, I spent four weeks traveling abroad in Eastern Europe. My husband grew up in Sofia, Bulgaria, where his parents and grandparents still live and every other year we make a trip to see them and visit his home country. My sister-in-law and her husband also joined us from Arusha, Tanzania, so the entire family was together! This visit was unique because after a week alone with my family in Bulgaria, three of our friends from Minneapolis joined us to visit. It was quite an adventure! Our time in Bulgaria was spent exploring areas off the beaten path, where most American tourists would never get to visit! I think my friends would agree that the highlight of the trip was a visit to an old Bulgarian psychic, who lives in a remote mountain house outside a tiny village in rural part of the country. We had to hike up a mountain to see her! And it was unanimous- her readings were spot on! I had last seen the psychic in 2008 and her reading proved to come true, so I was eager to introduce her to my friends! Besides for that, we spent time wandering the countryside and exploring small towns and villages, in addition to time in the capital city of Sofia. We had tons of traditional, fresh food and salads. Thanks to my mother-in-law for being an amazing host and cooking us the best meals of the trip!