[DAY 4]
Buzludzha monument – day

The day has finally come. After a few days of heavy rain, our gamble to stay in Shipka and wait out the weather has payed off. I remember waking up around 5 am and rushing outside for a cup of coffee and hopefully to see the long needed sun.

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[DAY 3 pt.1]
Shipka Theater

As we started descending from the Buzludzha memorial, darkness and fog completely overtook the mountain. There are two options for spending a night near the monument – some sort of small hotel/mountain lodge buildings.

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[DAY2 pt.3] Buzludzha monument – fog

Buzludzha monument fog

In October 2017 we did a road trip across all of Bulgaria. Our main goal was to visit the Buzludzha monument (a forgotten ideological monument dedicated to the Bulgarian Communist Party). Buzludzha is a historical peak in the Central Balkan Mountains, about 1400m high.

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[DAY2 pt.2] Kaloyanovetz Train Station

Kaloyanovetz abandoned trains

The small town of Kaloyanovetz is situated near Stara Zagora, it didn’t take us long to find the place full of abandoned trains and carriages.

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[DAY2 pt.1] Stara Zagora Defenders of 1877

Stara Zagora Monument 1877

As we came to Stara Zagora well after midnight, we didn’t see much of the city, only the main street. Waking up after a long night of wondering around military bases, we honestly didn’t know what to expect from this city.

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[DAY1 pt.3] The D**k Of Shumen

The dick of shumen 00

This „thing“ was literally the first building that caught our eye during our visit to Shumen. We noticed it driving through the city on our way to the Founders of the Bulgarian State Monument. It was a genuine surprise. Back in Zagreb we all spent a lot of time in front of maps, pictures, blogs

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[DAY1 pt.2] Founders of the Bulgarian State Monument

The kings and heroes of Bulgaria.

We drove around Varna trying to find the right way to Shumen. It was a bit tricky to drive around town and searching for the right way. After a brief stop to lunch, we bought a map of Bulgaria. Now we got our bearings and hunger straight.

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[DAY1 pt.1] Monument of Bulgarian-Soviet friendship

Monument of the Bulgarian-Soviet friendship

“Croatia Infiltration” as a project started around 2009. Guessing by the name – we were primarily focused on exploring abandoned locations in Croatia. Some of us explored abroad but we never went as a group. Thankfully, in October 2016 that changed.

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[AVETI #4]

Within the Days of Architecture in Zagreb we organized a photography exhibition of abandoned industrial heritage. These are some of the extra shots from the location ““Paromlin””.

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Kizer knifes review  

We’re reviewing some of our gear that we use during our explorations. This is our first [GEAR] review – Kizer Vanguard Dorado + Vanguard Roach!

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