When V was in College, he had this incurable habit of trying to learn new languages. 😛
There were a lot of cultural centers of many countries that offered free courses (mostly by erstwhile people’s republics, if you know what I mean) on the weekends or evenings.
For no apparent reason he was drawn towards Bulgarian. I till now cant figure out why but it was most likely the name Sofia, Capital of Bulgaria. A beautiful name, you all will agree. It is another story that he eventually landed up learning Indonesian instead! 😀
An excavated church in Bulgaria.
Later when my sister visited Sofia, I was probably more excited than her and I boasted about my superior knowledge of the place, courtesy V. Of course I know better now and also political changes have made it an affordable travel destination, which gives you a glimpse of Europe at almost Asian costs. It is probably true for other Eastern European countries as well. I have posted a couple of articles in the past.
For example, an evening out in a restaurant or a bar in Bulgaria will cost half or lesser than in an equivalent setup in Western Europe.
They have a rich heritage of cooking and brewing. Do you remember, I had written about names of places attributed to food or drink?
Well, Bulgaria have their own too. E.g. Bulgarian Boza. Yup I am talking about booze again. 😀
Here is a question for you all.
“How is Bvlgari, the famous luxury ware and jewelery manufacturer related to Bulgaria” ?
By the way Zdrasti means Hi ! 😀
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