Category Archives: *My Favourite Posts*

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 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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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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What men get up to in Sofia’s parks

It’s pretty common to find groups of men trying different porn moves in Sofia’s parks.  

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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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Mail on rails

Today’s award for public sector innovation goes to Sofia Municipal Council for their resource efficiency initiative. Why have a tram AND a postbox, when you can combine the two? At least they attached the postbox to the tram, and not … Continue reading

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