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October 17, 2016, by

As a teenager, Anna Dimitrova lived through the collapse of communism. Her father, who suddenly lost his job back then, taught her how to look for new opportunities. Exactly 20 years […]


Podcast: Bulgaria’s Bansko after 25 countries in 25 months

October 10, 2016, by The Sofia Globe staff

Brit Sarah Carter and her husband spend the summer in Bansko having visited 25 countries in 25 months. She was living in San Francisco, working in Sil ...


Radoslav Stoyanov: Bulgarians intolerant towards gays and lesbians

October 10, 2016, by

The murder of the 25-year-old student Michail Stoyanov in Sofia’s Borissova Gradina park in 2008, by a group of young men who told police they had w ...


Yassen Velchev: The sound of the excavator

October 6, 2016, by Imanuel Marcus of

Sofia’s excellent Music Academy has brought up many brilliant musicians, among them the country’s best Folk, Jazz, Fusion and Funk heros. Yassen V ...

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    Bulgaria Now podcast: Love leads to Bulgarian wine tours
    September 29, 2016, by The Sofia Globe staff

    Danish-born Zina Sorensen and her Bulgarian partner set up in 2015, offering tours of Bulgaria’s wine regions to introduce foreigners to the delights of the country’s cuisine and viniculture. Plovdiv-base ...

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    In Western Bulgaria: The Botanical Garden of Love
    September 4, 2016, by

    Yasen Ivanov opens the gate to his garden on a Saturday in early September, shortly before 10am. He seems to be surprised that there are visitors from Sofia this early. […]

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    Lancelot Nelson: Shooting the Podcaster
    August 31, 2016, by

    Since May of 2014, Lance Nelson has been recording and publishing his podcast “Bulgaria Now”. On a regular basis, he interviews expats in Bulgaria and Bulgarians. Hundreds follow his podcasts, […]

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    Hitchhiking race: First German team reaches Bulgaria
    August 30, 2016, by

    A hitchhiking race from Germany to Bulgaria is about to end. The first of six teams reached the village of Tsigov Chark, in the Rila mountain range, right next to […]

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    UK expat saves community centre in Veliko Turnovo village
    August 30, 2016, by

    Tim Clinch is a British expat in Bulgaria, and an excellent photographer. Ten years ago, he purchased a house in the village of Mindya, located close to Veliko Tarnovo. Clinch […]