Archive for the 'Life in BG' Category

Enough Already

So, we have a routine to our daily life here, and it looks something like this… I wake up around 8:00am. In the hot, hot, humid sunshine. By the way, this is unacceptable considering I go to sleep after 2am. But the hardest working guys in all of Bulgaria are building a huge building right […]

Name These Words

For fun, I have been taking a couple of pictures of words on signs around various Bulgarian towns.  The words are the same in English, but it is kind of fun to see the Bulgarian way of writing it (with the Cyrillic alpahbet), or maybe it is just fun for nerds like me… So, try […]

Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes…

…bloody toes, bloody toes. Yeah…had a little mishap this weekend. I went out on Friday night with some Americans I have met here–we felt the need to hang out as they are all nearing the end of their stay here (as are we)–and this happened: It was late and very, very dark out. We were […]


Sorry ’bout that…I told you there would be a new album and then…well, then I got tired (it was past midnight here), and then the next day came and then I had a bad internet connection what’s new?, and then, well, then…the dog ate my homework… But it’s there now. Go check it out! Kanye […]

Veliko Turnovo

Ok ok, here it is…the story of my weekend in Veliko: We (Kanye and I) began our journey with a rather typical Bulgarian bus ride. We met up in Plovdiv (she was coming from the south, I was coming from the north, Plovdiv is in the middle). We had a small meal and then got […]

Georgi Hrast

Perhaps you have been following the news and seeing that our U.S. President spent a day over here in Sofia. He is only the second sitting president to ever visit Bulgaria (the other one was Clinton). You can read these (relatively short) articles to see how the media covered the event here: U.S. vs Russia […]

A Small Excursion

Well, I am leaving Mark behind for the weekend to visit this place.  Veliko Turnovo was once–apparently–the capital of Bulgaria.  A friend I met (perhaps you remember me talking about Kanye?? a pseudonym for another American here who did an…ummm, well….interesting….version of Kanye West’s Golddigger at a Bulgarian karaoke night???) asked me if I would […]

What’s For Dinner?

While we were in the U.S., we found that most people were curious just about our day-to-day living. Sure, the adventures are funny (to some….not always to us….), but really y’all just want to know what life is like. So, in an attempt to have you live right here with me, here is an evening […]

Sofia 9pm

This is the view from our flat at 9:00 pm here. Yup, still light out. Man, I LOVE long summer days…anywhere in the world…I love them! What time is it getting dark overthere in the States? I think around 8:00. Heh. It’s better here. Heh.

Vladi-locks: A Bulgarian Version of Goldilocks

Once upon a time, not so long ago, in a bustling Eastern bloc city called Sofia, there lived a small family named the Amerikanskis. The Amerikanskis were small in number. Papa Amerikanski worked for an internet company. Mama Amerikanka (a girl, hence the name change) mostly lived the life of a retiree, save for a […]