Happy eastern Easter from Bulgaria! Here in Ruse, we just finished celebrating the Easter holiday this past weekend according to the Bulgarian Orthodox church calendar. In case you missed it, last year we shared a few fun facts about Bulgarian Easter Traditions as well as some ways in which we shared some of our favorite American… Continue reading Христос възкръсна!
In recent weeks here in Ruse, we have watched the trees blossom, the flowers bloom and the temperatures (attempt) to rise. All of these have been small reminders to us of the beauty and importance of the change of seasons both in the natural world and in our personal lives. Particularly this year as we… Continue reading “For Everything there is a Season…”
As many of you know one of my passions (even more than playing music) is TEACHING! I have always had a love for learning and teaching, so while this year has been a big year for learning, I have greatly missed teaching (especially working with all of my former students and their families back in… Continue reading A Return to Teaching…
It feels like it was forever ago (actually only about 6 months) that we wrote a post about grocery shopping here in Bulgaria. We mentioned that we have a mix of supermarkets, local shops and also a year round outdoor market but at that time we were primarily shopping at one of the larger supermarkets,… Continue reading Shopping Locally
Happy (Belated) New Year! We promise that we did not forget about you all. The truth is that we were just so excited to spend time with many of you in person while we were visiting the states, that we decided to take a short break from our virtual posts. Now after making the most… Continue reading Bulgarian Canning
Earlier this year we had the joy of attending OUR FIRST BULGARIAN WEDDING! We meant to post about this long ago...and well life happened. We have heard quite a bit about Bulgarian wedding traditions this past year (and even caught glimpses of a few from a distance around town), but a few months ago we… Continue reading Our First Bulgarian Wedding
To all of our stateside readers, we hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving this past week! Last year we had a very quiet thanksgiving, since it was our first year abroad, we had yet to discover where to buy all the food essentials and did not yet have many friends. This year, however, we had… Continue reading A Bulgarian “Friends-Giving”