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, 25 March 2015 15:27

CHIPROVTSI'S CARPETS

Bulgaria's latest entry in UNESCO's non-material cultural heritage list is on the brink of extinction

Published in High Beam
Wednesday, 25 March 2015 15:13

BULGARIA'S FORTRESSES

Remnants of the Middle Ages, old fortifications sit atop sea cliffs, mountain peaks and river bends

Published in High Beam
Wednesday, 25 March 2015 15:08

WHERE IN BULGARIA ARE YOU?

Located in the northern reaches of the Rila, this peak of 2,729 metres above sea level is the symbol of Bulgarian rock climbing and mountaineering.

Since her family's arrival in Bulgaria in 2004, the 24-year-old Ehlibejte has graduated a Bulgarian school. She volunteered in the Bulgarian Red Cross Refugee-Migrants Service, and now works for the Council for Women Refugees in Bulgaria. There, she helps migrants to integrate, adapt and deal with the Bulgarian administration. She is fluent in Albanian, Turkish, Bulgarian, and also speaks Arabic and English.

Published in Bulgaria Interviews
Wednesday, 25 March 2015 15:01

THE UNBULGARIANS: RORY MILLER, USA

Born in Seattle, the 33-year-old Rory Miller manages a craft beer company, an event organisation and a travelling kitchen in Bulgaria.

Published in Bulgaria Interviews
Wednesday, 25 March 2015 14:56

MEET THE UNBULGARIANS

Photography project by Free Speech International Foundation searches for diverse identities of foreigners in Bulgaria

Published in Vagabond Features
Wednesday, 25 March 2015 14:51

BULGARIA'S MONTHLY QUIZ

Think you know Bulgaria and the Bulgarians? Take our test to doublecheck

In the current situation in Bulgaria, we find it increasingly difficult to select political events that would not be outrageous to the point of absurdity and therefore not qualify for the Joke of the Month column. Switching to a daily rather than monthly format may be the answer... but we have to listen to our accountants, at least once on a while.

So, let's suffice it with two this time around.

Published in Joke of the month
Tuesday, 24 March 2015 14:09

DEAR VAGABOND

Dear Vagabond,
Beautiful Issue 101! I enjoyed your photos of Sofia under snow (no snow in Berlin, alas), the impressive research on Kolyu Ficheto (I had seen some of his work in and around Veliko Tarnovo but did not know that they were all done by the same man), and especially the thought-provoking essay on the Border of Death by Dimana Trankova. We wonder what will happen to the 100,000 Syrians and Iraqis waiting in Turkey to cross the same border from the opposite direction. Difficult situation – the debate in Germany on refugees is heating up.

Michael Geier,
Former German Ambassador to Bulgaria,
Berlin, Germany

Published in Letters to the editor
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Society

AMERICA FOR BULGARIA FOUNDATION CELEBRATES BULGARIAN SUPERHEROES

AMERICA FOR BULGARIA FOUNDATION CELEBRAT…

Over 500 representatives of the Bulgarian NGO sector, entrepreneurs and diplomats attended the annual meeting of the America for Bulgaria Foundation with its grantees in Sofia, on 30 January. Everyday...

Vagabond Interviews

ÉRIC LEBÉDEL: FRANCE'S AMBASSADOR ON MAV…

ÉRIC LEBÉDEL: FRANCE'S AMBASSADOR ON MAVRUD, BORDER AREAS AND DIFFICULT-TO-PRONOUNCE BULGARIAN PLACE NAMES

French Ambassador Éric Lebédel has lived in Sofia for almost three years, during which time he has managed not only to upkeep his duties as France's envoy to Bulgaria but...

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