Wednesday, 08 June 2016 14:33

THE BULGARIANS*

We, Bulgarians, usually identify ourselves as such with the "I am a Bulgarian Youth" poem by Ivan Vazov. Later on, unless you go on to become a member of a nationalist party, you don't feel any particular need to remind yourself of "I am a Bulgarian." Such a statement, despite its straightforwardness, could invoke a measure of uncertainty, like the invisible steps on the front cover of this book. It is not because you could be something else than a Bulgarian, but because the affirmation presupposes a previous agreement between yourself and your compatriots about what it is that makes you Bulgarian and what makes Bulgarians a community.
This is a difficult task that quickly entangles you in bookish definitions that will likely obfuscate rather than illuminate the issue of who you are.

Published in Bulgaria Art
Monday, 07 March 2016 15:07

BULGARIA'S ODD SCULPTURES

Strange man-made constructions dot Bulgaria – if you know where to look

Published in High Beam
Tuesday, 11 August 2015 11:29

HEART OF BURGAS

After spruce-up, Burgas pier is again favoured place to have fun in maritime city

Published in High Beam
Wednesday, 25 March 2015 15:32

WILLOW SUNDAY OR FLOWER DAY

What in the West is known as Palm Sunday has at least two different names in Bulgaria, and is a popular holiday, presaging spring

Published in High Beam
Wednesday, 18 February 2015 14:05

SOFIA SNOWED UNDER

The capital in the midst of winter is at the same time cold, grim and beautiful

Published in High Beam
Monday, 24 February 2014 16:23

14 FEBURARY DILEMMA

In Bulgaria, Trifon Zarezan and St Valentine vie for a single day

Published in Vagabond Features
Sunday, 19 August 2012 12:44

TERROR FACTOR

Bulgaria has long history of assassinations, hijackings and sheer terror

Published in Vagabond Features
Tuesday, 31 July 2012 11:53

BANANA REPUBLIC?

Instead of Europe, Bulgaria increasingly finds itself in Latin America

Published in Vagabond Features
Monday, 05 December 2011 14:57

IN EUROPE WITH EUROPEAN THINKING

Silly signs continue to 'adorn' Bulgaria's cities and countryside

Published in Vagabond Features
Monday, 27 September 2010 14:17

TOBACCO ROADS

In Bulgaria, an industrialised EU state, tobacco is being grown in Third World conditions
Published in Vagabond Features
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IDEAS THAT WORK

IDEAS THAT WORK

Stanimir Nikolov, Managing Director of EPAM Systems Bulgaria and chairman of the Board of Directors of the Bulgarian Outsourcing Association, on the importance of investing in professionals

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LITTLE HEROES OF PIROGOV

LITTLE HEROES OF PIROGOV

America for Bulgaria Foundation initiates complete transformation of emergency hospital's children's ward

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