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    Anonymous

    Through the years I’ve heard many different opinions on Bulgarians, but the opinions that matter are our slavic brothers’ and sisters’ opinions. So tell me, what is your opinion on Bulgaria and it’s population no matter good or bad! Поздрави! ;)

    #360699
    Boris V.
    Boris V.
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    @dedushka

    All positive from my perspective. In fact would like to visit one day, especially the black-sea part.

    #360675

    Anonymous

    Neutral. I don’t know any of them, they did no harm to me, and I am not eager to judge the whole nation only by few people I can potentially be acquainted with. So, in my opinion, being neutral means positive.

    However, this Bulgarian is quite… strange.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P9sQZLtsfp8&spfreload=10

    You watch at your own risk.
    I do not take any responsibility for the results of watching.

    #360676

    Anonymous

    GaiusCoriolanus, this is a bulgarian gipsy guy, mocked by the russians… so this video is kind of response.

    #360677

    Anonymous
    #360678

    Anonymous

    I don’t know any Bulgarians personally. There is a local Slavic bakery that sells Bulgarian bread. It is very tasty. :) There once was a wonderful Slavorum moderator who was Bulgarian, but he just disappeared one day. :/

    I like to think Bulgaria and Bulgarians resemble the images in this nice video. :)

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xlcS3vKxNSU#ws

    #360658

    Anonymous

    @Gaius: OMG! Stop! Your videos are killing me! :D :D :D

    #360662

    Anonymous

    GaiusCoriolanus, this one is not. All his things are this shity, but I meant the cask with ‘Rossia’ sign is response.

    #360663

    Anonymous

    @Karpivna, don’t worry. I haven’t seen any more. :D

    @Svetlomir_hristov, I meant general video, not the context nor lyrics. I don’t speak Bulgarian and I knew this “Rossija” is some kind of suggestion. But don’t worry, I just mentioned him. I don’t perceive Bulgarians this way :p To be honest, I don’t even care about him. ;) Though, by just music, the second song is made in a good way. I don’t understand the lyrics, and I am not sure if I want to, but in case of… sound, it is good.

    #360665

    Anonymous

    Oh my god not and Azis…. anything but Azis…. :D
    Also a lovely video, slavic kitten (Karpivna).

    #360666

    Anonymous

    I see, he is quite famous in Bulgaria :p

    #360627

    Anonymous

    Sofia is one of the oldest capitals in Europe and home to many historical landmarks.

    #360628

    Anonymous

    SOFIA, Bulgaria — In Europe’s most affordable capital, a night in a four-star hotel goes for less than $100. The dinner tab for two with a bottle of house wine runs about $40. And cab fare costs less than $1 a mile.

    The city ranks tops on several travel affordability indexes, including TripAdvisor’s TripIndex Cities 2013, which tallied daily expenses at $158.42. That’s 73% cheaper than in Oslo, the priciest destination, where the per diem came to $581.

    The city is full of delightful surprises, from the yellow brick roads in its historic center to the partially exposed, 1,800-year-old Roman city that lies beneath. You can enjoy a 60-minute Bulgarian rose massage in the ruins of a 3rd-century coliseum for about $55, or take in an outdoor opera performance for less than $10. There’s hiking and skiing on 7,500-foot Vitosha Mountain, the highest of the peaks surrounding the capital. Within the city are dozens of lovely parks, where on any given day you might happen across tango dancers perfecting their moves or old men contemplating a chess board.

    On one of two daily Free Sofia Tours, the mostly twenty- and thirtysomething participants hail from a dozen countries. The tours, led by English-speaking students, take in the compact downtown’s major sites. We walk along the twice-baked clay cobblestones that give the streets their yellow hue and peer into unearthed remnants of the Roman city of Serdica, circa 300 A.D. (Emperor Constantine called the city “my Rome.”) More ruins are visible in the city’s new and efficient subway system.

    An excellent new museum beneath the 6th-century Church of Saint Sofia showcases tombs dating from 2 B.C. to the 5th century that were discovered by workers repairing pipes. And a decade ago during excavation for a new hotel, an amphitheater only slightly smaller than Rome’s coliseum, was discovered. Hotel construction continued, though plans were modified to incorporate parts of the ancient arena where gladiators once faced off against wild beasts. Today, guests at the Arena di Serdica Hotel get gentler treatment in the hotel’s spa that abuts the arena’s stone walls.

    But the city’s most striking architectural landmark is the magnificent Alexander Nefsky Cathedral. Boyanin and I arrive at the end of Sunday services to the sound of Gregorian chants performed by Orthodox priests. Its cavernous fresco-adorned interior can accommodate 10,000 worshippers and the 12 bells in its tower are still rung by hand.

    Like many of Sofia’s most significant structures, the cathedral, completed in 1912, is young by European standards. Despite its centuries-old roots, Sofia didn’t become a capital until 1879, a year after the Russians liberated the country from 500 years of Ottoman rule. The oldest buildings, a mix of stately Viennese, neo-Renaissance and other grand styles, date to the late 1800s. Unattractive prefabricated apartment blocks from the post World War II Soviet era rise from the city’s farther reaches.

    The city supports a lively arts scene. Rakovski Street, Sofia’s Broadway, is lined with theaters. Jazz is huge. So are dance clubs, where a mix of Serbian and Turkish pop/rap called chalga — and widely disdained by the intelligentsia — attracts young nouveau riche.

    On a Saturday night, the scene is just revving up when Boyanin and I pop into Sin City, one of Sofia’s cavernous nightclubs featuring late-night chalga performances. Dancers showing lots of skin gyrate on backlit platforms. The clientele lounges at tables with bottle service. The scene is in sharp contrast to a prior stop at an unassuming bar, where youthful patrons were polishing their Bulgarian folkdance moves.

    Earlier, we’d dined at Pod Lipite, a popular eatery that serves specialties like wild boar with plums. and nettles with cheese. Bulgarian meals invariably start with shopska salad — tomatoes and cucumbers topped with grated feta cheese. The pace is leisurely. It can be hours before people get around to ordering a main course, Boyanin notes.

    JAYNE CLARK, U. T.
    Is Europe’s most affordable capital worth the trip?
    In-text: (Jayne Clark, 2015)
    Bibliography: Jayne Clark, U. (2015). Is Europe’s most affordable capital worth the trip?. [online] Usatoday.com. Available at: http://www.usatoday.com/story/travel/destinations/2013/08/29/sofia-bulgaria-cheap/2730089/ [Accessed 6 Jan. 2015].

    #360636

    Anonymous

    Bastards the lot of them.

    #360647
    Boris V.
    Boris V.
    Participant
    @dedushka

    @aaaaa You sarcastic Bulgarian

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