Spring is Coming and Bringing Hope

March 1, 2014

ЧЕСТИТА БАБА МАРТА (Happy Grandma March Day) In Bulgaria, the first of March is a celebration of the coming spring. It’s a time to of hope and a time of friendships rekindled. People seek out their friends and acquaintances to exchange simple bracelets of braided red and white thread. The colors symbolize health and happiness in the new year, but something else happens in the giving and receiving of “Мартенички”(Martenitsi). ... Read more

Bulgarian and Erlang

August 5, 2013

I’m a traveler and a professional programmer. Both require constant learning and adaptation. Both require me to change the way I think rather frequently. And, both have taught me to embrace new perspectives. As a traveler, I’ve been fortunate enough to spend several years at a time living in various places. The most different for me so far was Bulgaria, and it started with the language. Bulgarian lacks a word for “fun”. ... Read more

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