Monday, 29 May 2017

Hidden Sofia


Checkmate in front of the National Theatre, Sofia

Turn your back to the National Theatre Ivan Vazov and start walking towards the little park, on the left side of the fountain. You will come across a few marble chessboard tables, around which... Full Story



Bulgaria
Go Down “Resurrection” Boulevard and Pick a Red Wedding Dress

Take the number 72 bus to its last stop in the Fakulteta district, which is mostly inhabited by Roma. In one end of the bus, you have the option of enjoy a live drum performance and on the other,
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Bulgaria
The Sound of the Bricks: Biological Department of Sofia University

Sofia University’s biology students are a lucky bunch, because they get to spend the time of their education in such a building. The olden days' spirit is felt everywhere and tempts one to give into the books and the test tubes. Full Story


Bulgaria
Sofia, Bulgaria: A City of Ecumenical and Earthly Delights

Close enough for a weekend away this summer, Sofia is a city of contrasts. Lively, hedonistic bars and nightclubs, co-exist with beautiful churches and cathedrals.

“Bulgaria is similar to Hungary.” I’d heard it said, but had never really been... Full Story


Bulgaria
Bulgaria’s Capital Sofia: Queen of the Balkans

Alive and stirring, Sofia is like a butterfly about to emerge from its chrysalis. Neon lights, posh hotels, fancy restaurants and brightly lit shop windows now illuminate its avenues, but a walk through the city gives visitors a glimpse into its... Full Story


Bulgaria
Some 20 Reasons to Feast in Sofia

Snow usually falls in Bulgaria shortly before Christmas and opens the season of the 100 holidays: an entire month of blissful laziness, during which even the bad guys are good, softened by the thought of long nights with sour cabbage, stinky... Full Story




Epicure


Bulgaria
Foreign Wines Outnumbered Bulgarian Ones on Vinaria 2014 Competition

11 March 2014 | National wine tastings, preceding Bulgaria’s biggest wine fair, Vinaria 2014, started today with a surprise: foreign wines exceeded in number Bulgarian ones first time in history of the competition. Full Story



Curiosity Chest


Bulgaria
Dimitur, who visualisеd the Bulgarian expression “Pumpkin Head!”

26 February 2014 | He is 26 and he tried to enroll in the national Fine Arts academy. Academics, though, refused to recognize his talents, and this is how he searched for consolation in food carving. Full Story



Useful Reads


Greece
In Sfakia: Passing Time in the Wilds of Crete (2008) | By Peter Trudgill

Crete has long been acknowledged as one of the most singular and unique parts of Greece. Its people keep a fierce hold on their traditions, customs and history. Practically a country of its own, this vast island looms over all others in Greece. Nevertheless, as In Sfakia author Peter Trudgill aptly notes in his preface, “some parts of Crete are more special than others, and Sfakia, on the remote south coast, is certainly one of those.” Full Story




Music


Serbia
Serbia Surprises with Choice of Little-Known Singer for Eurovision

12 March 2009 | A little-known Serbian singer and composer, Marko Kon, has surprised many by emerging as his country's representative at the 54th Eurovision in Moscow.
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