Tag Archives: Blogging

3. If I only had a brain

I think it may have been shortsighted to entirely ignore search engine optimisation techniques while writing my blog. WordPress statistics reveal that in the past month, the two most common search terms that people have used to find my blog … 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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Hot drinks and warm feelings

A few years ago I had the misfortune of living with Creepy J. He was creepy in 2 senses of the word. One night, I woke up in the middle of the night to find that a) he had creeped … Continue reading

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How not to tackle hate speech

There was public outrage in Bulgaria yesterday when it emerged that a file uploaded on the Bulgarian president’s website contained an ethnic slur. The file, which contained Bulgaria’s National Roma Integration Strategy (2012-2020), a document which sets out various objectives … 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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A spirited performance

I’ll be honest, I’m a sceptic when it comes to clairvoyancy, fortune telling and the like. Having said that, I did once visit a witch doctor in The Gambia with a group of friends. They went in to see him … Continue reading

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