Wednesday, 08 July 2015 12:54

THE IMPORTANCE OF HAVING CONFIDENCE

French Ambassador Xavier Lapeyre de Cabanes on ancient art, latterday nationalism and why history must not be used to justify current policies

Published in Bulgaria Interviews
Wednesday, 08 July 2015 12:44

THE THRACIANS

About 4,000 years ago the lands of modern Bulgaria were inhabited by people who built fortifications and cities, buried their dead in monumental tombs, drank wine from gold and silver cups, and warred, traded and did politics with the ancient Greeks and Romans, with the Persians, the Scythians and the ancient Macedonians.
These people were the Thracians.

Published in High Beam
Wednesday, 08 July 2015 12:39

TOP 5 PRISTINE BEACHES

Bulgaria's last uncemented strips of sand

Published in High Beam
Wednesday, 08 July 2015 12:34

ARAPOVSKI MONASTERY

Lesser known gem of Revival Period

Published in High Beam
Wednesday, 08 July 2015 12:16

WHO WAS TODOR ZHIVKOV?

More than 25 years after he was toppled, Bulgaria's Communist strongman continues to enjoy popularity, influences politics

Published in Vagabond Features
Wednesday, 08 July 2015 12:06

CABLE CARS OF GEORGIA

Tyrant to many, Stalin was benefactor to Chiatura

Published in Foreign Travel

This current issue presents a text by the 2014 Sozopol Fiction Seminars fellow Diana Petrova

Published in Fiction
Wednesday, 08 July 2015 11:48

WHERE IN BULGARIA ARE YOU?

Situated a few miles from the Turkish border, this small town, which is named after a large town in northern Bulgaria, was in a no-go border zone for about 50 years.

Wednesday, 08 July 2015 11:45

LET'S DISCUSS IT

Athena Lao teaches Bulgarian children to speak in public, believes that change in Bulgarian education is possible

Published in Vagabond Features
Wednesday, 08 July 2015 11:44

WHAT'S IN A PAIR OF GLOWING EYES?

Sofia became the second capital in the Balkans, after Skopje, to unveil a monument to Tsar Samuil, the 10th century Bulgarian king after whose rule Bulgaria disappeared from the map for 200 years as it was conquered by and absorbed into what was then Byzantium.

Published in Joke of the month
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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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