If you have been living in Sofia for a while, you must already be familiar with the name. It belongs to the largest emergency hospital in the country. The tall, rather drab building on Tsar Boris III Boulevard has seen…
Demolition of huge Communist-era monument turns as controversial as monument itself
The name, Rachenitsa, may be too difficult for a foreigner to remember or pronounce, but you have probably seen it as a crude copy on the wall of a traditional restaurant, as a reproduction or a souvenir, or in the…
What first attracts your attention in a Bulgarian Revival Period church? The architecture? The silver-haloed icons of the Virgin Mary? The elaborate carvings of the icon doors? These may all be astonishing, but have you noticed the river of fire,…
Teenage poet who committed suicide on 4 Dec1979, aged 17, still regarded as icon by students across former East bloc
One of the greatest problems a visitor to Bulgaria faces is what to bring home as a souvenir. On the surface, one is spoilt for choice. The tiny streets of traditional towns like Nesebar, the stalls at folklore festivals and…
Ask any Bulgarian how their recent family gathering went and the answer will probably sound something like this: "A disaster. My badzhanak got into an argument with my tashta, my strinka showed up with her annoying vuyna, then my shurey…
Surprising for a country that is proud of its 1,300-year history, just a few tombs of its grand kings have been identified with certainty.Bulgaria has not changed its name since its founding in 681, as if the 200-year Byzantine and…
In most European countries, licensing cars is a pretty straightforward business. Number plates usually reflect the year of the first registration, or the province where the car's owner resides, or sometimes they give out nothing at all except a unique…
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