To Bump or Not To Bump?

I am not sure if that is the correct and current terminology nowadays, but when I worked in the airline world twenty-five years ago, to be bumped meant to be denied boarding because the flight was overbooked.  Of course this … Continue reading →

Travelling Lo-Cost

When did you last fly with a low-cost airline? The likes of Easyjet, Ryanair, Norwegian and Wizzair now criss-cross the skies of Europe and beyond offering a particular level of service at a potentially very good price. If you really … Continue reading →

Why Pernik?

When ever we tell a Bulgarian that we live in Pernik, we usually get a pretty standard response of “Why Pernik?”.  Some would say this is probably a fair question as it is not got any chance of winning Bulgaria … Continue reading →

Skopje, Macedonia

Last week I was in Northern Bulgaria looking at an old map of the country.  In it the southern border with Macedonia lay somewhere between Sofia and Pernik – placing our house firmly on the Macedonian side along with most … Continue reading →