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Prep for a jolly linden winter in Bulgaria. Now!

One of the best things about living in Bulgaria is that even in Sofia, you don’t need to distance yourself from nature. Most food here doesn’t come in a plastic package and home-cooked meals are still THE THING. Another benefit, which few take advantage of, is that most Bulgarians can tell herbs from flowers and…

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11 signs you were born and raised in Bulgaria

Here you’ll find 11 signs which are a sure give away that someone was borned and raised in Bulgaria. Can you think of more? Drop them in the comments below! Here we go! 1. Seriously, cheese is white. There can’t be one word for two obviously different things! You have a relationship with cheese (just…

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What are Bulgarians celebrating on the 3rd of March?

Quick answer: On the 3rd of March we, Bulgarians, celebrate being our own nation in our own country. Simply put: the freedom from the Ottoman Empire. We celebrate the right to choose our religion and practice it. The opportunity to go to a church if we want to. Longer answer, or the history behind 3rd of March If you are…

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We (kind of) visited the summer residence of Queen Elizabeth

Well, maybe we didn’t exactly visit her summer residence but we saw her carpet. The carpet isn’t yet in her residence, but it will be soon. And it’s absolutely amazing! How did it all start? When someone suggested we visit the carpet factory in Kostandovo, I couldn’t help but wonder why the heck would we…

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Thoughts on the festival “With Bulgaria in heart”

Nostalgia. It is said that this is the feeling of sadness caused by being homesick. The sorrow you feel for losing something that was yours once. Have you, however, felt homesick while at home? Or have you ever felt nostalgic for something you never really had? Something you couldn’t possibly have lost? It happened to…

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How we celebrate Bulgarian Easter

As you may know, Bulgarians are Orthodox Christians, and Easter here is usually during a different time than the rest of the world. If you are on the territory of Bulgaria during our Easter (this year it begins on the 28th of April and ends on the 2nd of May) get  ready for a massive celebration…