To my surprise, I found Sofia overflowing with restaurants, bars and cafes, a perfect venue for every occasion
Published in Vagabond Features
Friday, 01 February 2008 12:09

WHERE IN BULGARIA ARE YOU?

You are just 30 miles outside Sofia and there is no sea nearby, but it feels as though you are on the Isle of Iona. You are surrounded by unusual, Celtic-looking crosses of all shapes and sizes, and your imagination might conjure up Medieval sagas of knights and monks better suited to Scotland or Ireland than the middle of the Balkans.

Friday, 01 February 2008 11:32

GHOSTS OF THE PAST

Nazi and Commie junk mix at Sofia's open-air antique market
Published in Vagabond Features
Friday, 01 February 2008 11:28

KILLERS ON THE ROAD

Both pet and stray dogs can be very dangerous in Bulgaria
Published in Bulgaria Society
Friday, 01 February 2008 11:25

IN THE COUNTRY OF LAST TANKS

Second World War tanks still guard the border with Turkey
Published in Bulgaria Society
Friday, 01 February 2008 11:23

BULGARIA TRAILS TURKEY IN LITERACY

The EU is unlikely to benefit from Bulgarian brainpower
Published in Bulgaria Society
Friday, 01 February 2008 11:19

ABOUT-FACE

Women feel trapped by the great Bulgarian rakiya-and-salad gender divide
Published in Bulgaria Society
Friday, 01 February 2008 16:03

QUOTE-UNQUOTE

“Regional Development and Public Works Minister Asen Gagauzov managed to shock the entire Bulgarian nation with his statement that all of the country's services were in place during the heavy New Year's snowfall. Nothing can faze the authorities: not the seven cold-weather casualties, not falling awnings, not the pile-up of cars on Sliven's Pentacle Intersection….”

Monitor

Published in Quote-Unquote
Friday, 01 February 2008 15:59

THE RUSSIANS ARE COMING TO STAY

After turning London into Moscow-on-the-Thames, the focus is now on Bulgarian resorts and properties

Published in Bulgaria Economy
Friday, 01 February 2008 15:51

VANISHED ARCHIVES

In 1944, the Red Army "detained" important Bulgarian documents. Will it ever return them?
Published in Bulgaria Politics
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