Thursday, 08 September 2016 12:48

NO VOTE, NO WOE

Presidential election looms on horizon, yet there is no one standing

Published in Bulgaria Politics
Thursday, 08 September 2016 12:44

BULGARIA'S ABANDONED ECO TRAILS

Neglect ruins many exhilarating trekking experiences

Published in High Beam
Thursday, 08 September 2016 12:41

TWISTED WISDOMS

Proverbs and sayings are the experience of generations distilled by time until they become pure wisdom offering guidance in life. They also reflect the particular values of the community that has created them.

Bulgarians are no exception.

Published in Bulgaria Society
Thursday, 08 September 2016 12:34

AGUSHEV KONAK

Only exceptional buildings are worthy of becoming legend. One such building is in the village of Mogilitsa in the Rhodope. Between 1825 and 1842, the local Muslim lord Aguş Aga built a sumptuous konak, or residence, for himself and his three sons. High whitewashed walls protected the aga's greatest treasures: his peace, his money and his family.

Published in High Beam
Thursday, 08 September 2016 12:33

WHAT DOES A BULGARIAN (PSEUDO)PATRIOT BELIEVE IN?

I believe in a Bulgaria bordering on three seas.

Published in Bulgaria Society
Thursday, 08 September 2016 12:29

TUTRAKAN MILITARY CEMETERY

One does not make a special effort to visit Tutrakan. Located in an overlooked part of the Bulgarian Danube, this quiet town is nothing to write home about. Or is it?

Published in High Beam
Thursday, 08 September 2016 12:25

BULGARIA'S MONTHLY QUIZ

Think you know Bulgaria and the Bulgarians? Take our test to doublecheck

Thursday, 08 September 2016 12:19

SOZOPOL

Crowds have ruined Sozopol, we have told you time and again, as recently as our previous issue. This, however, does not mean you have to avoid this former fishing settlement and current tourist trap. You just have to plan your visit wisely, avoiding the high summer season. September is the perfect time to enjoy Sozopol for the first or the tenth time. Most of the crowds have gone, and the old town with its meandering lanes, traditional wooden houses and rocks pounded by the sea is calmer. The other visitors are mainly actors, musicians, authors and the like who are here for their annual gathering, the Apollonia Arts Festival.

Published in High Beam
Thursday, 08 September 2016 12:15

WHERE IN BULGARIA ARE YOU?

As you drive through a rather uninspiring section of the Danubian Plain, known mainly for its extreme summer and winter temperatures, you suddenly see a church spire jotting up on the horizon. Church spires are untypical for Orthodoxy, so your attention has been grabbed. You approach, and you enter what you thought would turn out to be one of those dilapidated villages that dot northern Bulgaria.

Thursday, 08 September 2016 12:14

WHO B*GGERS WHOM IN BULGARIA?

"No, I haven’t slept with the prime minister," Apostol Apostolov, the mayor of Simitli, in southwestern Bulgaria, has stated. He was speaking in response to a friendly shout by Metodi Bachev, an entrepreneur in the road construction business, whose company, Agromax, is known for rarely failing to win a public bid as long as the GERB are in power. Since 2014 alone it has won 293 million leva in contracts.

Published in Joke of the month
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TRADITIONAL MUSIC AND DANCE

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DIGITAL FUTURE

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