Muslim trips to Mecca inspired Bulgarian Orthodox pilgrimages to Jerusalem, to bring on social prestige

Published in Vagabond Features
Thursday, 08 April 2010 15:29

THE TRUTH ABOUT ROSES

Behind the glossy image of a merry rose picker lies back-breaking toil for a pittance

Published in High Beam
Wednesday, 17 February 2010 14:47

BULGARIAN EASTER

Theory and practice of one of the most enjoyable holidays in Bulgaria
Published in Vagabond Features
Friday, 01 January 2010 11:52

OF DEVILS AND DEMONS

Bulgaria's vampires spring to life in the winter months
Published in Vagabond Features
Monday, 01 September 2008 15:20

WHAT'S IN A SYMBOL?

The Symbols of Bulgaria @ Vagabond campaign has raised an important new question: do foreigners living in Bulgaria have the right to be less than gracious about their adopted homeland?

Published in Vagabond Features
Friday, 01 June 2007 13:09

FIRE WALKERS

Christianity mixes with paganism on the day of St Constantine and St Helena
Published in Vagabond Features
Friday, 01 February 2008 14:07

KUKEROVDEN

Carnival in Bulgaria is plenty of more fun - and happens more frequently than Rio and Venice
Published in Vagabond Features
Thursday, 01 May 2008 12:34

GET BORN, GET DEAD

Bulgarian attitudes to dying are in sharp variance with the English way of doing it
Published in Bulgaria Society
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
Tuesday, 01 January 2008 13:50

BG CHRISTMAS

Whether you live in a city or in the country, learn to celebrate like the locals
Published in Vagabond Features
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Society

AMERICA FOR BULGARIA FOUNDATION CELEBRATES BULGARIAN SUPERHEROES

AMERICA FOR BULGARIA FOUNDATION CELEBRAT…

Over 500 representatives of the Bulgarian NGO sector, entrepreneurs and diplomats attended the annual meeting of the America for Bulgaria Foundation with its grantees in Sofia, on 30 January. Everyday...

Vagabond Interviews

ÉRIC LEBÉDEL: FRANCE'S AMBASSADOR ON MAV…

ÉRIC LEBÉDEL: FRANCE'S AMBASSADOR ON MAVRUD, BORDER AREAS AND DIFFICULT-TO-PRONOUNCE BULGARIAN PLACE NAMES

French Ambassador Éric Lebédel has lived in Sofia for almost three years, during which time he has managed not only to upkeep his duties as France's envoy to Bulgaria but...

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