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Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by Tolina, Jun 22, 2014.

  1. Tolina

    Tolina trust the pillars with your s e c r e t s

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    And I deliver.

    Ask any questions you might or might not have for Bulgaria, ranging from history, to "what have you done to that poor lamb's stomach, you murder?!".
     
  2. klar_heiland

    klar_heiland Chieftain

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    "what have you done to that poor lamb's stomach, you murder?!"
     
  3. Tolina

    Tolina trust the pillars with your s e c r e t s

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    It's a complicated process that could be limited to "we made a soup inside".

    As a side note, we do have haggis in Bulgaria. Related? I think yes.
     
  4. Kyriakos

    Kyriakos Alien spiral maker

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    Do you now use Euros as currency? (cause that would be a grave mistake, as we all know by now :\ ).
     
  5. Phrossack

    Phrossack Armored Fish and Armored Men

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    What do you like most about Bulgaria? What do you think of Kukeri?
     
  6. Tolina

    Tolina trust the pillars with your s e c r e t s

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    Well, we have levas. The thing is, that they're like the Canadian dollar - they're not American dollars, but they're so close to each other it doesn't really matter.

    In other words, levas = euros, as their courses are related very tightly.

    Hilariously, some 7 years ago when we joined EU, someone said "By 2012 we'll be in the Eurozone". Funny how things pan out, huh?

    It's my homeland. It went through it's rises and falls. Had it's great people and great... failures. And I'm certainly not one of these nationalist types who would start a war about a village in Macedonia or something.

    The Kukeri are great, although if you're not used to the bells you might have a slight headache the next morning.
     
  7. Borachio

    Borachio Way past lunacy

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    Where exactly is Bulgaria? Is it anywhere near Poland?

    Every time I look at my map, Bulgaria changes places with Romania. Can you please stop this?
     
  8. Tolina

    Tolina trust the pillars with your s e c r e t s

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    No, it's nowhere near Poland (although, at a certain part of time, we did own part of Transsylvania. So there's that.). It's located in the smack dab middle of the Balkans, not near any major sea (except for Black sea, but I've always got a vibe of it being kind of useless), and bordered by friendly countries we used to rule over.

    Also, what's with the second part? What do you mean?
     
  9. Borachio

    Borachio Way past lunacy

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    lol

    Oh, I mean nothing. It's just that I generally think of Bulgaria's position on the map, in my head. Check in the atlas, and it turns out to be Romania. It's just a mental tic I have that I can't seem to get rid of. Pay no attention.
     
  10. NovaKart

    NovaKart شێری گەورە

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    Does anyone know why uncle Bulgaria from the wombles was named after the country? Not really expecting an answer to that question and I think people from Britain would be more likely to know the answer.

    I went to Plovdiv once and it was very nice. I was a bit surprised by the number of casinos.
     
  11. Tolina

    Tolina trust the pillars with your s e c r e t s

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    That's because you never visited the coastline, NovaKart. I'm sure if you visited our vacation resorts, you'd be amazed from the cheap (and crappy) alcohol, women and casinos.
     
  12. Valka D'Ur

    Valka D'Ur Hosting Iron Pen in A&E Retired Moderator

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    What, in your opinion, is Bulgaria's most interesting natural landmark?
     
  13. Tolina

    Tolina trust the pillars with your s e c r e t s

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    In my opinion? There's no "most" interesting landmark, although there was one time we tried to pen up a Seventh World Wonder or something. I can't really answer that question, as they're plenty and they're beautiful.
     
  14. Kyriakos

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    Philippoupolis>Plovdiv :mischief:

    I only have been to Sofia, and that was back when i was 10... I recall a number of very nice buildings in the city center. It was my first trip outside this country.
     
  15. Tahuti

    Tahuti Writing Deity

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    The average Dutchman sees the Bulgarian as an interior construction worker, much like the Pole is viewed by CFC as an ultranationalist and by most Western Europeans as a plumber. Any thoughts?
     
  16. Tolina

    Tolina trust the pillars with your s e c r e t s

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    We view the average Dutchmen as people who can't be bothered to open their borders because they're too high on their free legalized weed and on accord of all those women. You see, points of views are complicated.
     
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    We have recently lifted the restrictions on Bulgarians ability to entry, though we had Bulgarians way before that. Most Bulgarians (and Dutch customs authorities) didn't really care about how the border restrictions applied to Bulgarians.
     
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    I just remembered how the show xena warrior princess ( yeah I admit I watched it as a teenager) used Bulgarian folk singing for its background music.
     
  19. Tolina

    Tolina trust the pillars with your s e c r e t s

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    Huh. Well, I don't really pay attention, considering it's a bit too early for me to emigrate. Although, chances are, that, too will happen with time.
     
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    Of the nations bordering Bulgaria, which people do you identify with most culturally?
     

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