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Hillary
България
Novice chef, world-traveler, amateur runner, and Bulgarian language enthusiast
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I spent 9 days in Ukraine over my Spring break with two fellow fulbrighters. I got around to posting the pictures on facebook, you can see them here: http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=2535483&id=9016086&l=d44e6e368e The trip was a great sucess! I was a bit dubious (my first choice was Spain), but in the end I... Continue reading
Posted Apr 15, 2011 at How do you say "hello" in Bulgarian?
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The first weekend in March I went to a village in the North called Chiprovtsi to learn how they make traditional Bulgarian Carpets. A peace corp volunteer (PCV) that is living in the village organizes weekend trips for other volunteers/fulbrighters to come to the village, stay at a guest house,... Continue reading
Posted Mar 20, 2011 at How do you say "hello" in Bulgarian?
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Since returning from my Christmas holiday I have done a lot of traditional Bulgarian things. I want to be really sure that I experience as much of Bulgaria as I can (handle), because I made the mistake of not doing that when I was abroad in college in Ireland. SO... Continue reading
Posted Mar 15, 2011 at How do you say "hello" in Bulgarian?
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March 1st in Bulgaria is a GREAT day! You can read about Baba Marta (Grandmother Marta) Day. Its a celebration of the beginning of Spring and people hand out these red and white bracelets. You put them on your wrists and wear them all month. Then, when you see a... Continue reading
Posted Mar 1, 2011 at How do you say "hello" in Bulgarian?
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I just posted pictures of my winter on facebook. You should be able to see them by clicking this link. I was lucky enough to go home for two weeks over Christmas time. I expected that going home would be somewhat of a transition for me. When I returned from... Continue reading
Posted Feb 21, 2011 at How do you say "hello" in Bulgarian?
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Its been way too long since my last post. My fall was pretty boring, I spent most of my time doing practice LSAT tests. But, of course, I still managed a few trips around Bulgaria and beyond. October Veliko Turnovo: Came to this north central city for the annual Peace... Continue reading
Posted Feb 10, 2011 at How do you say "hello" in Bulgarian?
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October was also the month of constant computer annoyances. I finally brought it to a shop only to bring it back again, and again, and now I will just have to see if the latest fix will be the final one. The shop has been very accommodating and friendly. The... Continue reading
Posted Nov 1, 2010 at How do you say "hello" in Bulgarian?
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I was surprised to see that my last udpate was nearly one month ago! This week will bring my third month here. October has been a long, cold, and rainy month here in Bulgaria. I only took two trips (gasp!) so I spent a lot of time in Haskovo... waiting... Continue reading
Posted Nov 1, 2010 at How do you say "hello" in Bulgarian?
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Oct 13, 2010
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I spent this weekend in Istanbul with several of my fellow fulbrighters. It was an intense trip with two 6 hour night buses and under 48 hours to tour a 2500 year old city that is the 5th largest in the world. The city was incredible! It was as crowded... Continue reading
Posted Sep 26, 2010 at How do you say "hello" in Bulgarian?
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I have been in Bulgaria for a month and a half now! It feels like a lot longer. The town and my apartment are starting to feel like home. Today was the first day of school, but classes don't start until tomorrow. Today was just a celebration with a bunch... Continue reading
Posted Sep 15, 2010 at How do you say "hello" in Bulgarian?
For those of you that are not on facebook, I just posted a bunch of pictures. You can see them here: http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=2434186&id=9016086&l=48b80773ca Continue reading
Posted Sep 1, 2010 at How do you say "hello" in Bulgarian?
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I finally arrived in Haskovo last week. I am one of the lucky ETAs because my mentor had already secured an apartment for me, so I moved right in. The apartment is very charming, in an Eastern European way... it's also huge! The owners are friends of my mentor and... Continue reading
Posted Sep 1, 2010 at How do you say "hello" in Bulgarian?
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On Saturday Sophia, Ellen, and I took and over night bus from Sophia to Sozopol. The bus ride was great- not crowded, air conditioned, even though I got little sleep. We arrived at 5:00am on Sunday, just in time to get ripped off by a cab driver and wait THREE... Continue reading
Posted Aug 24, 2010 at How do you say "hello" in Bulgarian?
My computer's hard drive malfunctioned just in time for my warranty to expire. I looks like I will have to buy a laptop here. Luckily I have my iPod touch for emails and skype, but I will be more out of touch until I get all this sorted, probably in... Continue reading
Posted Aug 17, 2010 at How do you say "hello" in Bulgarian?
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The blog is sort of overwhelming because I have so much to say in each post! I've decided to keep them short, but I will post frequently until I get up to date with all the things I have been doing. A quick summary of my travel: I am currently... Continue reading
Posted Aug 14, 2010 at How do you say "hello" in Bulgarian?
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Today marks one week in Bulgaria. But with jet lag, long lectures, and late nights it feels closer to a month. I spent a night in Sofia (the capitol city) the day that I landed, but I did not get to see much, just the inside of the hotel and... Continue reading
Posted Aug 11, 2010 at How do you say "hello" in Bulgarian?
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A couple of weeks ago Tyler and I picked up our first foster kitten of 2010. He is named Moe and around 8 weeks old now. Despite some stomach problems he has been having, he is still the most playful kitten we have had. Luckily, he plays pretty well with... Continue reading
Posted Apr 11, 2010 at How do you say "hello" in Bulgarian?
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