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Morelle Smith

Exploring Bulgaria

July 13, 2011 • 0 Comments Bulgaria

Exploring Bulgaria

  I arrived in Sofia on the night train from Belgrade. The train is my absolute favourite way of travelling, though this train was cold, because the window would not close, which meant that a current of cold air streamed through the carriage all night, preventing sleep. I thought that it... Full Story

Ekaterina Petrova

Art opening | Sofia, Bulgaria

October 04, 2010 • 0 Comments Bulgaria

Opening of "Shortlist 2010: Gaudenz B. Ruf Award for New Bulgarian Art" at the Raiko Aleksiev Gallery. See the rest of the photographs. Full Story

Morelle Smith

A Bulgarian Poet's Delicate Attachments

October 01, 2010 • 0 Comments Bulgaria

Safety Pins by Petar Tchouhov
Published by Ciela
ISBN 978-954-28-0751-3

Safety pins are objects that can sometimes be of vital importance, holding together two items - usually of clothing - that would spell disaster for us should they remain separated. [Think of when you're about to give a... Full Story

Ekaterina Petrova

Old-School Sanitas Per Aquam | Bankya, Bulgaria

July 25, 2010 • 0 Comments Bulgaria

Apparently, the claim that the word spa is an acronym for the Latin phrase Sanitas Per Aquam, meaning ‘health through water’, is wrong. That is rather a “backronym,” or a phrase constructed to match an already existing word. In fact, the term for the curative use of spring water is derived... Full Story

Ekaterina Petrova

Seeing the sea for the first time | Sozopol and Lozenets, Bulgaria

July 11, 2010 • 0 Comments Bulgaria

Technically, this is not true. Earlier this year, I saw the Atlantic as my plane took off from New York City, ran around on a beach on the Pacific when I was in LA and went to a concert in Barcelona’s harbor, which overlooked the Mediterranean.

But, no matter how many seas or oceans I’ve... Full Story

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