Remember that one time I lived in Bulgaria? Well, I’m finally getting around to blogging about all my experiences there and realized I overlooked a major event: the Kazanlak Rose Festival! Did you know that Bulgaria produces up to 85% of all the world’s rose oil? And that it takes 3.5 tons of rose petals or around 1 million roses to produce 1 kilogram of rose oil! Seriously crazy. Rose oil is highly sought after because it is the basis of many perfumes and other cosmetic products.

It started out with me taking a break while I went on a one week trip through the Balkans before I moved to Sofia, Bulgaria. And somehow that one week turned into a month?! But honestly, it made me realize just how much I love blogging and how I want to put so much more work into blogging. I haven’t even blogged about Sofia and I’ve now been here over 5 weeks! Time is flying by…I leave to go back to Michigan for 7 weeks on July 18th. To be honest, I’m ready. 100% ready to get home, decompress, RELAX, and let my parents spoil me before I head off to Edinburgh, Scotland to start business school!