Bulgaria, a mixture of blood and honey


You can see it already at the border: Bulgarians are less cheerful than Romanians. They way they walk and talk is marked by the warrior pride of the Slavs and the resigned sadness of the post-Communist era, seasoned with a pinch of black humour. Stalin came down hard here. He demolished villages, deported the rural population, built massive steel mills and kolchoz of which only scraps remain. Outside Sofia, on the other hand...

You can see it already at the border: Bulgarians are less cheerful than Romanians. They way they walk and talk is marked by the warrior pride of the Slavs and the resigned sadness of the post-Communist era, seasoned with a pinch of black humour. Stalin came down hard here. He demolished villages, deported the rural population, built massive steel mills and kolchoz of which only scraps remain. Outside Sofia, on the other hand…

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