"Too many liberals in older EU member states, for example, fail to
understand the insecurity and anxieties of ordinary people (particularly
in these times of crisis and cutbacks), and too many venal politicians
and shoddy journalists understand these all too well and try to exploit
them for their own benefit."
Within something like 15 seconds of opening Vagabond and reading
your keynote (that's how desperate I was – reading the editorial of what
I thought was a promotional touristy glossy publication to try to make
it last), I found myself completely engrossed in Vagabond. I think I might even steal it from the hotel room.
I am a dual British-Bulgarian citizen and I was recently denied a Russian visa on my British passport. So, if you are a British citizen living in Bulgaria and want to visit Russia, be prepared for surprises.
Regina D'Amico is the lucky winner from our Where in Bulgaria Are You? quiz for this issue and she gets to enjoy a weekend for two at the Medite Spa Hotel in Sandanski. She wrote to tell us in detail why she was able to recognize Cape Kaliakra immediately
Downey's blasphemous remarks illuminate a paradox. The man who can't produce a well-constructed sentence, much less locate Bulgaria on any map, also presumes to educate the public as to my country's merits or lack thereof, and even dares to judge and denigrate it through the press.
I wanted to share with your readers some of the joys of looking for a home-help/nanny. We decided after some searching to use a recruiting agency specialising in nannies, and found one which had an English language web page. After an initial meeting with the lady who runs the agency, we signed a contract to the following effect...
70 years ago, on 10 March 1943, Bulgaria's pro-Nazi government decided to defy Berlin and halt the deportation of Bulgaria's 50.000 Jews. This was down to the actions of one man - Dimitar Peshev. Just two years later he faced Communist justice and found himself on trial for his life. His niece Kaluda Kiradjieva remembers