Anna Kovatcheva (Bulgaria) was born in Sofia in 1990. She is now a student at the University of Virginia in the United States, studying Elements of Fiction. In her spare time, she writes poems, draws stick figures, and enjoys the color yellow.
Pontius Pilate, who did perhaps the most famous hand washing in history 2,000 years ago, has had an unexpected follow-up in Sofia.
1. Why did the government declare an emergency situation in Sofia in April?
If you drive out of Burgas and into the Strandzha, you will come across many odd villages but one will stand out as being particularly bizarre. Not only has it been spared the large-scale construction evident all along the southern Black Sea coast, but it is full of wooden sculptures that make it look like a woodcarvers' colony.