BULGARIA OBSERVED | culture, society and politics

Outsourcing – spirit it away…–~

— by guest author Nick – Outsourcing is responsible for the development of many businesses in Bulgaria, because all international corporations need hundreds of people to support them. Creating working … Continue reading

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Mine maps

[Photo: Michal Giedrojc] My hands are wrinkled now. There are spots on them where the pigment is gone. This is because of the mines they say. My hands cannot embrace … Continue reading

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The (g)host of outsourcing

At the Business Park Sofia, you will find yourself amongst the top of Bulgaria’s intellectual capital. They are walking around, dressed up as young professionals, priding the batches of their … Continue reading

January 10, 2015 · 1 Comment

Buzludzha: Resignify Your Past!

Buzludzha. I had watched so many pictures of it. Magical pictures of a monument that despite its destruction did not lose its visual impact. Moreover, it even places in the … Continue reading

October 25, 2014 · 2 Comments

A hitchhikers guide to Bulgaria

We hitchhiked from Sofia to the Black Sea and back. We shared the road of a total of 1000 kilometers with: a human rights lawyer who was going for a … Continue reading

September 9, 2014 · Leave a comment

A klek shops view

Klek shop owners are some of the first enterprising spirits after the fall of communism. When communism fell and private ownership of production was permitted, these were one of the … Continue reading

August 28, 2014 · 1 Comment

Bulgaria Observed is created by Marije Hristova