Monthly Archives: November 2012

Where there’s smoke…?

There’s never a dull moment in Sofia… this evening on my way home I passed a ВМРО (Bulgarian National Movement) march going down Dondukov Boulevard. To be honest, I didn’t really know what was going on. I did know it … Continue reading

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Let’s call the whole thing off?

Well, I’ve written about tomatoes before on this blog. I’ve also written about protesting. But this post is about both. Earlier this week, Bulgarian dissident Nikolay Kolev sent a letter to the Parliament, the President, the Prime Minister and the … Continue reading

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Eats a banitsa

When I lived in Sofia in the summer, I made the most of all the delicious fresh produce that’s on offer here in Bulgaria. I’m ashamed to say that since my return here, my diet has been about 60% made up … Continue reading

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Not so sound

  One of the best things about Bulgarian is the cyrillic script. Don’t get me wrong, I moaned about it at the beginning. But it’s phonetic, so once you’ve mastered it, you can pretty much pronounce anything you read. Often, … Continue reading

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Why timekeeping is impossible in Sofia

Today I got very lost looking for a supermarket, where I was supposed to be meeting someone to walk to an English school for an interview. A man cycled up to me and said something incomprehensible in Bulgarian. Then we … Continue reading

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All change

  There’s been a surprising amount of change in Sofia since I was here earlier this year. Unsurprisingly, the fruit and veg on sale have changed; it’s now тиква season – that’s pumpkin to you and me. My new favourite … Continue reading

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A Bulgarian love story

I’m going to be honest now. The first time I drove into Sofia I wasn’t blown away. On our (rather long) ride from the airport to our apartment, I looked at the crumbling tower blocks, the slightly tacky malls and … Continue reading

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