About 200 prominent expats and Bulgarians attended Vagabond Media's triple birthday party (one and a half years of Vagabond, Bulgaria's English Monthly, two and a half years of HighFlights, Bulgaria's airport magazine, and 45 years for their publisher), in the Antique Restaurant in the Ivan Vazov National Theatre, on 10 March.
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The first thing that comes to my mind when considering food and drink is the word “symposium,” which stems from ancient Greek philosophy and has passed into many languages all over the world. In contemporary terms, it mainly describes business conferences and meetings. Few are aware today that the word's original meaning was “drinking in company”. For my ancestors, the almost ceremonial way of associating food and drink with the exchange of opinions and lively philosophical discussions among peers made the symposium a vital and indispensable means of communication. It was considered not a personal, but a social process aiming at bringing together and unifying family, friends or colleagues.