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Bulgarian Ribnik for St. Nicholas Day

When I think winter holiday foods, my mind turns immediately to the sweets – I can’t help it – who wouldn’t love spice cookies or a… 115 more words

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And now for something completely different

I know I’m one of many, many travel blogs out there, and sometimes, I feel that my perspective on the world is limited. After all, there’s only so many places I’ve been to (so far) and I know people are curious about other strange, exotic lands. 422 more words

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A Taste of Europe

Last night Kingston Liberal Democrats hosted a very successful Bulgarian evening at the Bulgarian House restaurant in Surbiton. This is one of a whole series of social events initiated by former MP Ed Davey to celebrate different member states of the European Union. 246 more words

Ivan Vazov National Theater

Facing City Garden is another of Sofia’s prominent landmarks –

The Ivan Vazov National Theater

The Neoclassical Building was opened in 1907 and is the oldest and most prominent theater in Bulgaria

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Great Basilica Yields Medieval Fresco Fragment

CHR Comment: The Great Basilica of Plovdiv, Bulgaria had its origins in the fifth century AD. The great mural recently uncovered dates from the medieval era and was likely the work of an artist from Constantinople. 9 more words

Early Church

Fulbright-Hays Opportunities for K-12 and Postsecondary Educators, Deadline: 12/28/16 (Webinar 12/5/16)

By: David J. Smith, December 5, 2016

The Fulbright-Hays Seminars Abroad Program is designed to advance international education among U.S. educators. For secondary teachers, this is the only Fulbright-related program available to them. 17 more words

Higher Education

A Chain Smokin', Lady Teachin', Son Of A Gun - Nedelya Petkova

Typing ‘Bulgarian women’ into Google is a bad idea. Whilst typing ‘famous Bulgarian women’ gets you a showreel of professional athletes (with Hristo Stoičkov second, curiously enough), removing ‘famous’ from that search simply gives you links such as  831 more words

Eastern Europe