Stories

  1. We remember the Heroes, but do the Heroes want to remember us?

    *This text is available in English and Bulgarian \ Този текст е наличен на Английски и Български*  We remember the Heroes, but do Heroes want to remember us? I ponder this question as I walk through the yellowed grass that grows to my knees, being brushed by the light evening…

  2. Dancing on fire

    *This text is available in English and Bulgarian \ Този текст е наличен на Английски и Български*  I once walked on fire. Literally. You don’t believe me? - just check these traditional fire dancers, the nestinari, who dance barefoot on the fire coals. Their ritual has been existing for ages,…

  3. Baba Metza train journey

    *This text is available in English and Bulgarian \ Този текст е наличен на Английски и Българиски* Back in 2016 BDZ (Bulgaria’s state railroad operator) launched a holiday tour with a train that just came out of restoration - a tender locomotive built in 1931, series 46.03, known as “Baba…

  4. Behind the eyes of the beast

    *This text is available in English and Bulgarian \ Този текст е наличен на Английски и Българиски* Kukeri are colorful, unusual, scary, wonderful, and above all, mystical. Also known as chaushi, dervishes and babugers, they are all masks of various creatures - beasts, forest creatures and even the devil himself-…

  5. Good Friday

    *This text is available in English and Bulgarian \ Този текст е наличен на Английски и Българиски* These photos show something that does not happen anymore. Probably for good. I remember, on every Good Friday in the city where I grew up, something not exactly Christian happened. It was a…

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