Tag Archives: Balkan

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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The end of the world as I know it

Well, if the Mayans are to be believed, the world is going to end today. If so, I’ll be quite annoyed as I’ve just spent quite a lot of time and money doing my last-minute Christmas shopping. But I’ve been … 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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Guest post: In praise of the Bambalis

Hello everyone, I am Zoe’s flatmate Agne and I am going to tell you about BAMBALIS. What’s that? If you have ever been to Eastern Europe, you have probably seen massive plastic bottles full of beer being sold in local … Continue reading

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