About

I am an American who married a Bulgarian and thus found that she had married a new language, culture, history, cuisine, and more. Bulgaria has been part of my experience my entire adult life. I’ve lived there, I’ve traveled extensively there, and I’ve had the tremendous good fortune to see it through unimaginable changes. I’d like to give something back by turning people’s attention, even for a little bit, to a country worth knowing better – Bulgaria.

 

 

 

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  1. Bulgaria is piece of heaven on Earth. It is a small country based on territory (you can cross from one side to the other by car in 5-6 hrs), but it is huge in terms of history, culture and very old traditions preserved over many generations. One can stop almost any half an hour to see something truly unique – an old ruin dating to 5000 years BC, well preserved churches and monasteries, beautiful nature, very friendly and loving people who would open their doors to strangers, old preserved villages in which one can eat most delicious home-made dishes which have been cooked the same way since centuries ago and so much more. Bulgaria has 4 seasons, beautiful fine golden sands at the Black Sea side and amazing mountain resorts great for skiing in the winter and amazing summer vacations in cool, green mountains. And last but not least, you can find cool, fresh, spring water in almost any village and town, which is truly amazing. Many of the springs are full with unique minerals and the water is used for healing of different health conditions. In ancient times, the Roman emperor (and many others) used to come to take advantage of the healing power of the spring waters. Thank you for setting this site, you are such an inspiration.

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      1. I’m glad it does. Bulgaria has hidden gems very few know of and actually… I am ashamed I don’t talk about it more. You might have just inspired me to do so.

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  2. Please keep writing! I grew up in Bulgaria, but moved to the US wth my dad. Your observations are astute, entertaining, and right on point. Reading about Bulgaria’s lack of “short and sweet” made me laugh out loud until my eyes teared up. I just read half a year worth of blogs in one sitting!

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    1. Thank you very much for so many compliments in one wonderful comment! It’s everything I could dream of accomplishing and I am very grateful both that you found my blog and are enjoying it so much. Всичко най-добро!

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  3. WOW, I don’t know what else to say except this. I’m a bulgarian and I’m so touched and happy and proud of you and your blog! It’s amazing to see an American who appreciates and creates something so beautiful in the name of my country ! I wish you and your family only the best and I hope you visit us again , the country sure have more to offer to people like you!
    Thank you,Risa, I really thank you !

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    1. I can’t imagine a more gratifying comment than yours. It’s really a thrill to have a Bulgarian read and enjoy the blog. We are visiting Bulgaria this summer for a month and we can’t wait. Thanks so much for reading and following. Warmest regards.

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  4. Rila, Thanks for your comments on my blog. I was interested to look at your bookshelf. One worthwhile addition might be Patrick Leigh Fearmor’s The Broken Road, which describes his journey across Bulgaria to Constantinople in the 1930s

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