Stories about Bulgaria from April, 2007
Bosnia Vault lists useful resources on turbofolk music.
In the early 1990s, the escalators of Sofia's Main Train Station did not work, writes Sofia's Hidden Beauty: “The escalators’ colour became darker and darker, dust and rubbish irreversably damaged the mechanisms and they turned just into dangerous alternative of the stairs.” Now some of them do, again.
Tsvetana of Sofia's Hidden Beauty writes about the Bulgarian capital's public transportation and subway construction.
Petya is collecting answers to this “seemingly simple and straightforward question”: “Does one need a D-type visa when applying for a long-term Bulgarian residence permit?” Here's why: “Every person or institution we've asked has provided us with a different answer. So, I am thinking, we might as well come up...
Petya notes on the Bulgarian way of simplifying life for the local bureaucrats: “There are more nicknames in Bulgarian than names.”
As her husband waits for Bulgarian visa, Petya makes a public vow: “I swear, when Kyle and I outmaneuver the Bulgarian bureaucracy and convince everyone that it is perfectly ok to let a husband live in the same country as his wife, I will write the most comprehensive guide on...
Bianca Jagger and George Michael “join a list of celebrities moved by the double tragedy: the children infected with HIV, and [Bulgarian and Palestinian] health professionals unfairly imprisoned and sentenced to death” in Libya, Declan Butler reports.