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 →

The National Lottery ‘Tax’

When it comes to gambling of any sort, there is also the truism: ‘The House Always Wins’.  Nobody generally organises a gambling activity for completely altruistic reason, although they may wrap it up and package in such a way.  The National … Continue reading →