Monday, 1 December 2008

Homemade Rakia and Useful Tips for Guests

There was a nice diary article found from an American living in Bulgaria, which goes back to the year 2000. A few useful tips to vistors to Bulgaria along the way as well if you want to read the whole article.

I still find the language exciting and fun to learn. At this na gosti (a visit) the husband talked our ears off and we were able to taste some homemade rakia, wine and whiskey. It Bulgaria you must always have a something in your glass. I think I have learned this skill of keeping just the right amount in the glass, so I will not receive more, but I am afraid Josh still has not caught on!

Here are some things that I have learned so far in Bulgaria and that I hope to carry home with me to the States. Never go empty handed when you visit someone. Many Bulgarians bring sweets, flowers or a drink to share. I love this; it is so thoughtful and really should be done everywhere. Another thing I hope to carry home is taking your shoes off at the door. We are always offered slippers to wear at any house we go to. I like this because I don’t like to wear shoes very much and also because I think it feels very welcoming.

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