12th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest People

This is my good friend Nevse's uncle Medo. In this photo he was talking to Nev and I about the waterfall in the forest where we were hiking. He doesn't speak a word of English but he was always speaking to me in Bulgarian as if I were family as if I understood what he was saying. He went above and beyond to drive Nev and I up the steep mountains so I could see their gorgeous country. Nev and her family are some of the greatest, kindest souls I've ever encountered and ever will encounter.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 03.2012
Date Uploaded: 10.2014
Photo Location: Near Breznitsa, Bulgaria
Camera: NIKON D5000
Copyright: © katherine hardman