|On our way back to Sofia, we stopped in a small, Pomac village in the mountains, where the people are Muslim. They are not like what you would expect in a Muslim village, as they were originally Christian heretics who converted to Islam under Ottoman rule, mainly for economic and political reasons, not religious. They live a very traditional life where the men work in construction and woodworking, while the women stay at home, raising the children. The women dress in a colorful, turkish type pants which resemble pajama bottoms, and they are renowned for their singing. We had lunch with a family on their farm, while the daughter and granddaughters sang traditional folk songs. The girls had beautiful voices, and had recently won a contest in an inter-European folk contest.