Bitwa pod Grunwaldem

Hello again,
we just got back from Grunwald, Poland, a couple of days ago, and it was amazing! The festival lasted for several days and was perfectly

The medieval dudes from the Balkans

The medieval dudes from the Balkans

organized. The participants were divided into camps based on their origins and reconstructions. So, there were several camps all of which had their own guards and fences. The camp site was full of entertainment too. There were tournaments and games all the time. The medieval market was supreme and full of interesting things to see and buy. Also, the people were amazing.

We sent only two people from Varna, Bulgaria, but picked up our Serbian friends on the way -“The Golden Keg” company. So, we had a small company of medieval Balkan people.

I can’t really begin to explain and describe what the experience was because it was overwhelming, but lets say it like this – you get a nice camp and enough straw to live comfortably for days; you get to cook your own medieval food or get it from the camp’s tavern; you can participate in every event if you have the necessary inventory; also you can go out shopping. Lastly, you can get drunk and party with so many people that you can’t even remember where you have been and where you haven’t.Grunwald medieval festival

“Grunwald is more of a family event. People come here to meet their friends. I can just go around and talk to my friends and never have enough time for all of them.” 

This is what one of the participants told me about the festival. I did not believe it at first, but after several days I met some great people and had a lot of fun. Visiting Grunwald was amazing for me. I made a lot of friends and had a great time. I also managed to make some nice photos and videos of some of the fights. So, enjoy!

Best regards!
Vasil Vasilev – “fireshow guy” 😛

“Times and epochs” medieval festival

Vasil V.

Hi guys,
I’m sorry for delaying the pictures from Moscow, but it was quite difficult getting back to reality. Everyone understands what we’re saying and no one wants to take pictures with us… it’s a harsh world we’re living in. 😀
First of all, the medieval festival was amazing! The best event we have had the pleasure of visiting so far and we are very thankful for that opportunity. Our group had to travel some 2000 miles from Bulgaria and our drivers had to sleep in shifts in order for us to travel without stopping. The country-side was kinda boring. From Bulgaria to Moscow, the whole landscape was pretty much the same. The nature, the streets and everything was very familiar. Once we made a stop in Odesa, however, we knew we were no longer anywhere familiar. The one thing that made our group of 7 men the biggest impression were the women – tall, blond, bright eyed, beauties everywhere! It was heaven on earth and we all thanked our fortune for that.

The medieval festival itself was perfectly planned and organized as most of the participants will agree. Only the food and the running water were a bit of an issue, but not a major problem for seasoned reenactors like ourselves and everybody else.

Personally I had a great time and made a lot of friends – Бляя! Пиздец! I participated in the 2v2 tournament as a squire and enjoyed the fights very much. Got into the melee too, but had an accident as I always do.

We have never talked about this, but it’s kind of a tradition for our group and especially me, to get injured. So i got scar number 8 on my face and i’m proud of it. It happened in the melee. I got a spear in the mouth. The lip is a bit cracked, and the teeth are a bit chipped, but nothing a good dentist can’t  fix.

The biggest win of the festival in my opinion was when me and Mihail (Misha) opened a photo parlor. We gathered a sack of clothes and started dressing people up for medieval photos. They had some nice pictures and we got to hug some extremely beautiful women. Not only did we get to hug hotties, they even left us tips for that. Anyway, good fun was had by all.

Love you guys, hope you enjoy the pictures 😉