Friday, 31 July 2009 13:00

FRAGILE: HANDLE WITH CARE

Dos and don'ts for pet owners in Bulgaria
Published in Good To Know
Thursday, 30 July 2009 15:18

FROM THE NOVEL THE GLASS RIVER

Emil Andreev graduated in English Language Studies from the Veliko Tarnovo University and has worked as a teacher, a newspaper editor and a lecturer in English at the Faculty of Theology, Sofia University.

Published in Fiction
Thursday, 30 July 2009 14:41

THE GIPSON ARCHIVE

A collection of glass photographic plates from 1912–1913 reveals fragments of unknown Balkan history

Published in Bulgaria Society
Thursday, 30 July 2009 14:12

NINE MONTHS AND BEYOND

Despite the wide choice you have to select your Bulgarian gynaecologist carefully
Published in Good To Know
Thursday, 30 July 2009 14:02

WHERE IN BULGARIA ARE YOU?

There are many explanations why this village came to be on the steep bank of the Kanina River, protected by the high ridges of the Western Rhodope and facing the even higher peaks of the Pirin.

Thursday, 30 July 2009 13:53

SECOND LIFE

Stanislava Ciurinskiene used self-experimentation to write a book 'for everybody'

Published in Reviews
Thursday, 30 July 2009 13:27

HAPPY HOLIDAYS

Twenty years ago, when Communist censors controlled all sources of information, Bulgarians mastered to perfection the skill of reading between the lines. Journalists mastered another art. In a single line, they could put together the proclamations of the Communist Party "Socialist Bulgaria is making progress towards complete victory" and the unpleasant truth "There will be electricity shortages this winter."

Published in Joke of the month
Monday, 03 August 2009 14:43

THE SUMMER OF THEIR DISCONTENT

Exactly 20 years ago, 350,000 Bulgarian Turks left as a result of the Communist government's policies of forced Bulgarisation. Now they vote for the Movement for Rights and Freedoms
Published in Vagabond Features
Tuesday, 28 July 2009 14:29

THE CALL OF THE SIRENS

Once Thassos was inhabited by terrifying birds with women's heads whose songs lured sailors to sea rocks. But their magic has disappeared: now few Western tourists are familiar with one of the least-known Greek islands

Published in Foreign Travel
Tuesday, 28 July 2009 14:07

SHALOM! SHALOM!

Ironically, most Bulgarians associate the date 9 September with the 1944 Communist coup. But for Bulgaria's Jews it has an entirely different meaning: On that day 100 years ago, in Sofia, King Ferdinand attended the inauguration of Europe's largest Sephardic synagogue

Published in Bulgaria Society
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Hristo Botev neighbourhood risks becoming ghetto next to Sofia Airport

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