Thursday, August 24, 2006

Три мекици и една кола

In the last several weeks, I’ve had a chance to experience Bulgaria through the eyes of a first-time visitor. The first couple of days were a tiny bit stressful and I worried. How do you explain a place without listing all the trivial facts?! What if you never paid attention in school and don't even know the facts? How do you make sense of a tradition that means nothing to you?! How do you feed a vegetarian when all the vegetarian options on the menu are limited to several different types of potato dishes and a couple of variations of roasted peppers?! Do you ask them to drink ракия?! Which Bulgarian phrases do you teach them first?!

Then, two days into the trip, he learned to order мекици IN BULGARIAN and as ridiculous as it may sound, that made relax.

Bulgaria, just like any other place, is truly wonderful when you have a good person to share it with.

Summer is almost over but that’s OK. There’s a lot of good stuff coming up. I promise to keep you posted.


Photo by Prof. Grady

1 comment:

  1. Just tuning into this blog now; it's a shame these photos are no longer working.

    Reminds me of my first trip trip to BG with my Bulgarian husband. The place leaves a multi-layered impression: it's so grey; it's stunning!; the people are so rude; wow, how hospitable they are! And it's different every time.