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... be kids and they might as well learn from their mistakes at a young age. Gosh, I wish America was like that!
Being back in Europe also reminds me how much I would love to live in a city where the main mode of transportation is walking or biking. Not only is it healthy, but it just creates more moments to truly engage with one another. In America, everything happens at such a fast pace. We drive ...
... couple of hours. The glitch was rectified and I celebrated with a plate of goulash. I don't think that's a sentence you'll hear too many times in your life.
While being left behind in Venice meant I got extra time in the sun, the train delay in Slovenia led to five cold and slovenly hours in a train arcade drinking tea and trying to choke down a dodgy hamburger. I made friends with two lovely old women who, without a common language, indulged in ...
... KEBA is located near many of the theaters in town on what is considered to the the "Broadway" of Sofia. I read a review on spottedbylocals.com that read:
"You should definitely try the homemade lemonade that they offer. It’s basically the perfect virgin Mojito."
So, of course, that is what I did. And it did taste like a virgin mojito, as promised. This one innocent order would trigger what would become my new obsession for ...
... not speak Bulgarian, but we both spoke Hebrew. For 20 minutes, he and I had a full conversation about the demographics, history and current topics of the Sofia Jewish community. The synagogue had clearly survived WWII and was not subject to Nazi destruction - what happened?
It turned out Bulgaria's WWII history and its Jewish community ties was very interesting. Although Bulgaria had both instituted restrictive laws of its Jewish community AND ...
... Further on, I come to a pedestrian-only street lined with more down market shops. Lots of strange English phrases on the clothing and a surfeit of underwear stores. No risk of a lingerie shortage in Sofia. Must be a great source of comfort in this dicey economy. Bulgaria is a card carrying member of NATO as of 2003 and the EU as of 2007, with one of the lowest average incomes of any European country. The formerly thick-ankled Stalinist state -- whose security service ...