Category Archives: Sofia

2. If I only had a heart

Genuinely, what has been most noteworthy about my time in Sofia this year has been the kindness of strangers – the generosity with which Bulgarians have welcomed me into their lives and offered me friendship. I love the UK. But … Continue reading

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It’s a problem free filo-sophy

Ok, I realise that this blog is starting to look like some kind of shrine to pastries, but please allow me just one more post about banitsas? It’s just that I made my parents one tonight and then remembered that … Continue reading

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Wherefore art thou?

People in Sofia are a creative bunch. Street art is one of the ways in which they express their creativity – most notoriously when the bronze figures on the Soviet monument were painted to look like various US pop culture … Continue reading

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It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas

In many ways, being in Sofia at Christmas is… well, just like being in any other European city at Christmas. It has the obligatory German market… …and tacky sponsored Christmas lights. But then, just when you think it’s become another … Continue reading

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Обичам – I love it…

Aside from the occasional person who announces to me that they love Justin Bieber, One Direction or, as was the case yesterday, Susan Boyle, one of the most noticeable things about being a twenty-something living in Bulgaria is the sort … 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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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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