The last week of 2016 was in Sofia, Bulgaria. Despite having temperatures just above the freezing point and minus in the nights, the coldness was bearable. The wind chill was beyond my expectations. The visit at the Retreat Center Plana at the top of Plana mountain was on the other hand extremely cold. Temperature of minus 7.5 degrees, a strong wind and high up in the mountains making this unbearable. In general, the people are humble and doing their job with a sense of responsibility. The atmosphere of the city is experienced as nice. Prices in lev are half the price of euro. Was a wonderful week with friends, teachers and great development. A return to Sofia is a possibility for in the future.