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Tuesday, 6 December 2016

Saint Nicholas Day in Bulgaria

In Bulgaria, Saint Nicholas' day is celebrated on the 6 December as Nikulden. Families invite relatives, sponsors and neighbours for a meal of fish (usually ribnik, a carp wrapped in dough) and two loaves of ceremonial bread, all of which are blessed at church or at home. The host wafts incense over the table, then lifts and breaks the bread. Bulgarians also observe 6 December as the name day for those named Nikola, Nikolay, Kolyo, Nikolina, Neno, Nenka, Nikolina and Nina. St Nicholas is the patron saint of fisherman, his full title is St. Nicholas the Wonderworker , and the origin of Santa Claus.


Varna's Graffit Gallery Hotel wins major world tourism award

The Graffit Gallery Hotel in Varna has won both best hotel and best boutique hotel in Bulgaria at the 2016 World Travel Awards in the Maldives. It also won both categories last year, a major honour and boost for Bulgaria's sea capital. The prices are reasonable too. The hotel is located just off Kniaz Boris Street near the Sea Garden and the Happy Bar/McDonalds.


First Sofia Metro Line Running Again after Monday Failure - Novinite.com - Sofia News Agency

Something very odd is going on in the currency markets this morning

This morning I put up a post on this blog that the pound was worth 2.85lv.I double checked later on, and the same site that I looked at earlier was changed to 2.32lv, so I took the original post down. I have now checked half a dozen current sites and the rates are anything from 2.32 to 2.78. This just cannot be correct.Someone could make quite a killing if they could get 2.78.I am very confused !.

What price the pound ??.

Friday, 2 December 2016

Bulgaria PM Leaves EU Commissioner Choice to Interim Govt - Novinite.com - Sofia News Agency

Bulgaria PM Leaves EU Commissioner Choice to Interim Govt - Novinite.com - Sofia News Agency:

'via Blog this'

Bulgaria's Chief of Defense Steps Down over President-Elect - Novinite.com - Sofia News Agency

Bulgaria's Chief of Defense Steps Down over President-Elect - Novinite.com - Sofia News Agency:

'via Blog this'

A fitting Tribute to the footballers in the Columbian air crash

Ryanair | Low cost ski and some great city breaks

Ryanair | Low cost ski:

Hot off the presses from Ryanair.



Bulgaria's Sofia Property Prices Up By EUR 100 - Novinite.com - Sofia News Agency

Bulgaria's Sofia Property Prices Up By EUR 100 - Novinite.com - Sofia News Agency:

Still the cheapest capital city in Europe.At €1,000 per square metre for new build, this means you can get a one-bed apartment for €45000 (which is less than US$48000 or under £38000).