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Tuesday, 01 April 2008 12:54

WE'VE GOT MAIL

DEAR VAGABOND,


When I first arrived in Bulgaria, I was struck by the open countryside and the pleasant scenery. As my travels progressed my attention was also drawn to a rather unusual use for litter. It appears that there is a year long litter festival. This festival consists of adorning the trees and bushes with litter, and also along the roadside litter can be seen. There is normally a pile of litter outside each village. Presumably this pile is to further enhance the surrounding area; it can be dipped into as and when required.

Thursday, 01 May 2008 10:50

QUOTE-UNQUOTE

“I could become a journalist.”

Issue 20, May 2008

Thursday, 01 May 2008 10:41

WE'VE GOT MAIL

Learn the bloody lingo!

Is this what the Bulgarians think about us Brits?

Sunday, 01 June 2008 14:28

QUOTE-UNQUOTE

"This is an old Bulgarian trick - we get a letter and don't answer it, and in this way we've solved the problem."

Issue 21, June 2008

Sunday, 01 June 2008 13:51

WE'VE GOT MAIL

I recently found these on a menu at a restaurant near Svishtov - I've added the proper English translations and explanations.

Tuesday, 01 July 2008 10:59

SOZOPOL FICTION SEMINARS

The Elizabeth Kostova Foundation hosted its first annual summer fiction-writing seminar in Sozopol in May 2008

Tuesday, 01 July 2008 12:14

WE'VE GOT MAIL

Dear Vagabond

I thought I might share my views on something I think is very indicative of Bulgaria. It's about the stray cats and dogs. Yeah, I know, but I'm not going to lecture you about it. It's just a few thoughts. The way I see it, a great many people look after them. I have no other explanation for such a large population of street animals. However, feeding them your stale bread and uneaten food and changing their pots of water is not enough.

Tuesday, 01 July 2008 09:51

QUOTE-UNQUOTE

"God returned to Bulgaria – He had abandoned its heavenly natural beauty for a while."

Issue 22, July 2008

Monday, 01 September 2008 11:06

QUOTE-UNQUOTE

"You can't drink all night with mutri and still work for the Interior Ministry."

Interior Minister Mihail Mikov on sacking two senior police officers

Friday, 01 August 2008 11:04

QUOTE-UNQUOTE

"Ring the church bells and don't breathe!"

Sofia Mayor Boyko Borisov comments on the explosions in Chelopechene in a television interview

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