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Let the Sunshine In… on Belene Let the Sunshine In… on Belene Let the Sunshine In… on Belene

In Bulgaria, Belene is a byword for communist repression. It was one of several “labor camps for reeducation” during the communist era. 

Art Installation Offers Lessons in History, Patriotism Art Installation Offers Lessons in History, Patriotism Art Installation Offers Lessons in History, Patriotism

An unusual exhibition in a deserted village in the Eastern Rhodope Mountains traces the history of the so-called Revival Process of the 1980s and offers an unexpected lesson in patriotism.

What Secrets Do These Stone Ladies Hide? What Secrets Do These Stone Ladies Hide? What Secrets Do These Stone Ladies Hide?

The tomb was built in the third century BC to house the remains of none other than Dromichaetes, a powerful Thracian king who defeated Alexander the Great’s successor, Lysimachus, in a battle and ended up marrying the latter’s daughter. 

Look Who’s Talking about Bulgaria Look Who’s Talking about Bulgaria Look Who’s Talking about Bulgaria

Bulgarians are known for aylyak—a laid-back state of being, which may involve hours of meandering conversation over coffee, beer, or a meal, similar to the outlook on life conveyed by the Spanish “mañana, mañana.”

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