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8 simple rules for dating Bulgarian girls

If you have an international surrounding there is a very high likelihood that one of your friends is married to a Bulgarian girl or at least has dated one. This isn’t because Bulgaria intentionally sends women to foreign countries to try and spread our genes. Although that’s not a bad idea, the actual reason is simple: Bulgarian…

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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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Yastrebets lift, or how to climb Musala peak in a day

Musala peak is the highest peak in Rila Mountain and on the Balkans peninsula. For the experienced hikers, climbing this 2925 meters tall giant in a single day wouldn’t be a problem. But what about all the rest of us who are simply hiker-enthusiasts? Can we also conquer Musala in a day? The answer is yes. With the help of…

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Rent a car in Bulgaria: cars we’ve tested, ranked & described in detail for you

Hi, how are you? Before you read on about the cars I’ve used from Val & Kar, I guess it will be fair to say why you should be trusting my judgement. After all, I am a woman and we, women, aren’t really famous for being the best drivers ever. Instead of trying to convince…

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You wouldn’t tell Americans that Kennedy was like Don Quichotte

The other day (on the 19th of February) in Bulgaria we marked 143 years from the hanging of Vasil Levski – a national hero, also called The Apostle of Freedom. He was one of the leaders of the revolutionary movement to free Bulgaria from the Ottoman ruling which lasted 500 years. As a member of a…

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Hey Brits, when you come to Bulgaria don’t order lemonade

Several months ago I agree to take out a British actor for a short tour of Sofia. He had arrived in Bulgaria to work on a movie in the Boyana Movie Studios – a place where “The Expendables 4” was shot along with many Hollywood movies (it seems Americans have discovered Bulgaria is both awesome and…