Category Archives: Eccentricity

1. If I only had the nerve

Happy New Year / Честита Нова Година! 2013 got off to an interesting start… when I caught the train home at 4am on New Years’ Day, I ended up breaking up a fight between two drunk men in my carriage. … Continue reading

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4 ways to identify whether you’re in a Bulgarian home

I recently asked a group of schoolchildren to identify the differences between the UK and Bulgaria. They came up with some gems like ‘we have more garlic in Bulgaria’ and ‘in the UK, if you go to someone’s house, you … 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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A cat that looks like Hitler

I saw this cat in Veliko Turnavo this weekend. Given that there is a website about lesbians that look like Justin Bieber, there is a high probability that there is also a whole website dedicated to cats that look like … Continue reading

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5 Reasons why Bulgaria is like Scotland

Today, conversation at lunch turned to Doctor Who and the fact that David Tennant was a better doctor than the current one. Nothing odd about that, except that I’m in Bulgaria! How on earth do they even know about Doctor … Continue reading

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Mumbo jambo

* This joke is aimed at those who can read Cyrillic, speak basic Swahili and share my sense of humour.** ** It’s all about defining your target market.

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I’m not going to marry a Bulgarian

Well, it’s unlikely anyway: according to statistics on mixed marriages released last week by Eurostat, just 0.3% of married men in Bulgaria are married to a foreigner. That’s the second lowest proportion in Europe, after Romania. (Men from Luxembourg are … Continue reading

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