Saturday, 01 November 2008 08:16

WHERE IN BULGARIA ARE YOU?

The elderly man who climbs up the clock tower in this Balkan Mountains town twice a day to wind the clock says that he has climbed the Eiffel Tower 385 times – without having left his hometown.

Saturday, 01 November 2008 15:31

QUOTE-UNQUOTE

"Bulgaria's politicians are elected by the Bulgarian people. The Bulgarians' vulgarity produces vulgar politicians. Bulgarians are unworthy of the government they have right now. Considering the Bulgarian people, this government is a fantastic one. There we have three individuals of supreme political talent."
Kancho Stoychev, a sociologist who is also involved in the golfing and construction business

Published in Quote-Unquote
Saturday, 01 November 2008 15:28

CRIMES AND PUNISHMENTS

A 32-year old Varna man, Dimcho Arnaudov, was given a one-year jail sentence for shoplifting several packs of wafers, chewing gum and cakes at a total price of 31 leva. The sentence could not be appealed and the man was sent to jail immediately. Compare to Maxim Staviyski, the figure skater, who killed a person and seriously injured another while driving drunk last year. He was given a two-year suspended sentence.

Published in Joke of the month
Saturday, 01 November 2008 15:20

VILLAGE OF THE LIVING DEAD

In Antimovo locals sing their requiems and carve their tombstones while they're still alive
Published in Vagabond Features
Saturday, 01 November 2008 14:46

BULGARIA'S MONTHLY QUIZ

1. Compared with the first half of 2007, direct foreign investment in Bulgaria in the first eight months of 2008 was down by:

Saturday, 01 November 2008 14:39

A MORTAGAGE MELTDOWN?

Optimists claim that Bulgaria will survive the credit crunch unscathed, others see many homeowners squeezed by interest rate hikes

Published in Bulgaria Economy
Saturday, 01 November 2008 14:18

HOW TO SNAP FISH

Lyubomir Klissurov on Black Sea pollution and the best places for scuba diving
Published in Bulgaria Art
Saturday, 01 November 2008 14:14

DANSERS IN THE DARK

DANS was designed to be the Bulgarian equivalent of the FBI. So far it rather reminds of Communist-era State Security
Published in Bulgaria Politics
Saturday, 01 November 2008 14:10

THE LONG HANDS OF CORRUPTION

Everyone knows that graft is a way of life in Bulgaria. But can anything be done about it?
Published in Bulgaria Politics
Saturday, 01 November 2008 13:50

MY OWN CHOICE: SWISH SWISS

Eating out is a tough but pleasant job if you know how to find the right place, consider your mood and are sure about the reason for going out
Published in Vagabond Features
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