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So we reach the end of this year's Christmas box distribution trip. We hope you have enjoyed the short snippets we have posted here; we've tried to share with you something of the experience of visiting so many different places with the presents and seeing so many happy faces.
We have had a lot of difficulty shooting video this year as …
... Englishman. The minibus deposited Ken and I at our place and Gary to his. It was midnight and we were starving. KFC was open right across the street and they had beer and chicken. Great way to end the day. Walking tour the next day, it was good. Then my birthday. I was dreading it somewhat because I was worried I wouldn't have anyone to share it with. I was wrong. Ken and Gary did a more than sufficient job of taking me out, we rounded up some German girls and a bunch ...
... Bulgarian beers, sampling both a lager and a dark (the latter of which was the best of the two, and a good dark beer for Europe, where these are surprisingly hard to come by).
The next morning brought with it a typical Bulgarian breakfast. We ate large, doughy pastries filled with cheese. To drink, beyond the coffee there was a yogurt drink (which proved too sour for Jaclyn's taste) and boza, a thick, brownish, semi-sweet beverage made of wheat (with ...
This morning we went on a tour of part of the city and as usual were shown government buildings, churches, mosques etc. We were told that the average wage here is about 700 euro a month and if you don't work you get nothing – I am sure this is why most people have great vegetable gardens which take up their whole section. This is not a very interesting place, nothing ...
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p.s. I'm finishing this blog from the comfort of the Hilton Hotel in Sofia thanks to the airport's fog problems (hopefully we will be able to fly tomorrow). A bigger contrast from the poverty witnessed at the start of the day can hardly be imagined. How easily those of us who are priviledged move around from one world to ...