Why Bulgaria? One day a student walked into my office and showed me her photography portfolio; photos of her Bulgarian grandmother at her homestead making cheese, photos of pomegranites stacked in a stone sink under the shade of a walnut tree. The pictures delighted and transfixed me, they spoke to me and I knew almost immediately that I had been longing for the peace of a quiet rural existence and the self sufficiency dream. Months ensued of searching Rightmove Bulgaria, Stara Planina Properties and VT Bulgaria for a suitable property in the Veliko Tarnova area. We finally found our dream house with VT Bulgaria, Veliko Tarnova under the shadow of the amazing Tsarovets Castle. The super efficient agent Ivelin was given Power of Attorney over our newly opened Bulgarian bank account in order to buy the house on our behalf. This is going to be about our journey – welcome on board!