Not really, considering that the Bulgars of 1400 years ago were horse nomads, who invaded an ancient empire which up to then managed to repel most invasions. Since instead of that we're bending over to the one giving the cash, well.. There's more like pan-Bulgarism, that all the "taken territories from mother Bulgaria" must be given back, damned you all backstabbing people you are. There's the right wing, which isn't really unified as the left; we have CERB (Citizens of Europe, and Reformed Bulgaria), which is theoretically pro-European, but it's more like the musician who plays the music that the guy who pays wants - i.e, if Russia suddenly marched up with several suitcases of money and a plan to give us all the oils we can have, they'd leave all the Beethoven songs to the silly Europeans and kiss the feet of our dear liberator Putin. There's of course, ADP (Alliance of Democratic Powers), a party rooted well in the early days of Bulgarian democracy (the ones post-1989, not to be confused with the "democracy" we had with a king..). They're kind of going through their bad times, as Ivan Kostov isn't exactly popular 'round these corners. It depends. A man living near the church of St. Holy Trinity, where the same icon is stored and told to be performing miracles, and someone who's "living on the Internet" - as you can see, there's always differences. The status of the Bulgarian Orthodox Church is a weird one. From one point, they make stupid public statements about gays and lesbians, but from another point, we have true saints, that in bad and in good (like, say, the recent floods) help people with shelter, food and clothes. Although, there's a scandal perceiving some of the clergy, as it turned out they're secret agents during the Communist period.. Tarator. It's sliced cucumbers with diluted in water yoghurt plus garlic, leek and dill. It's a splendid appetizer and great in these summer days. Try anything with potatoes, too - most of the days, they're good. Oh, and try filled peppers with rice(and meat, if your host isn't greedy)/eggs and cheese. You won't regret it. And, well, our cuisine is rather great. It doesn't have anything too much. Just don't ask how it's done, like with most of food. And of course, there's haggis. Not really. We've lost most of the declensions, but on the other side, we still case forms of pronouns, which is a confusing matter, and honestly, only 1-2 forms of most cases are actually used. Other Slavic languages, only for Russian, and that's because the older folks had to learn Russian (y'know, that whole Warsaw Pact business). I'm not exactly sure about the rest of them. About the Latin languages, well. Theoretically, I've learnt English since first grade, however I'm slightly struggling with Spanish (damn you, whoever told me that "spanish is read as it's written"!), and my stubbornness to say "ll" and not whatever you people are saying. And your situation with "h" is just ridiculous. Let the letter "h" in your life, you won't regret it. I guess.