Monthly Archives: July 2012

1000km later, she was… fatter.

I worked out yesterday that I’d cycled over 1000km in the past 8 weeks. For most people this would result in weight loss. Not me! I have been too keen on eating the delicious Bulgarian food, which – contrary to … Continue reading

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Religious views

Having just mentioned the Russo-Turkish War, I suppose I ought to show you the most photographed sight in Sofia – Alexander Nevsky Cathedral – which was built in honour of the soldiers who died in the Russo-Turkish war in 1877-78 … Continue reading

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Hot drinks and warm feelings

A few years ago I had the misfortune of living with Creepy J. He was creepy in 2 senses of the word. One night, I woke up in the middle of the night to find that a) he had creeped … Continue reading

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How not to tackle hate speech

There was public outrage in Bulgaria yesterday when it emerged that a file uploaded on the Bulgarian president’s website contained an ethnic slur. The file, which contained Bulgaria’s National Roma Integration Strategy (2012-2020), a document which sets out various objectives … Continue reading

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Breakfast in Bulgaria

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A singular issue

This weekend I went to the Black Sea with my friend Q. We had a lovely time, despite the fact that there were record temperatures and I am now severely burnt. Q is female, but depending on who was interested/available … Continue reading

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Colour me happy

A flash of colour, natural or not, can really brighten up my day. So here are three colourful Bulgarian sights that put me in a good mood: 1. Martenitsi In March, Bulgarians exchange red and white martenitsi (from the word ‘Mart’ … Continue reading

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