Please, Bulgarians who are 'offended' by this harmless ad: think about what you are saying.
Do you mean no-one except Bulgarians should produce images or representations of Bulgarian people? Or that foreigners should only show Bulgarians in the way they would like themselves to be shown? (Impossible task) Very arrogant and nonsensical position if so.
Bulgarian weightlifters may be a sporting stereotype but not a negative one. There are many more negative stereotypes of Bulgarians as you all know: Bulgarians themselves use these!
Maybe you would prefer the weightlifter to come from Kazakhstan, Russia, Belarus or Ukraine? Really get a grip people and don't take offence at something so harmless!
Yes but Boyko is referring to murky, shadowy elements that are a constant presence in Bukgarian society. He should know: he is one of 'them'!
Good luck to him. Is it just me or is he a bit of a short little fellow? Look at those tiny feet.
Anyway, this announcement is like a wet dream for all the Bulgarian 'Fitipaldi' drivers careering around the potholed roads in their Audis/BMWs/Mercs, pretending that they too are Formula 1 drivers. More high speed crashes and deaths forecast soon.
Whatever happened to BG's bid to host Formula 1 racing in the country? Hopeless. Why did they dream of this? Maybe because the Russians will stage the first Russian Grand Prix in Sochi in 2014? Little brother wants to copy Big brother, again...
'As one local song goes, 'We win, we lose...either way we get drunk, we're Bulgarians!' That oughta be on a T-shirt'
If that's the best they can come up with to sum up BG, then we can all imagine the kind of 'tourists' who are likely to be attracted to visit.
Oh well, the bars should do well out of them...
This article is purely speculative. Why on Earth would Wizzair bother offering flights to the seaside in the WINTER? No doubt they will be back next Spring...
Sadly, these sagas simply reflect the incompetent bumbling of the Bulgarian (and Romanian) officials. Nothing more.
Don't worry guys, you are not alone. There are stories like this all over the world. Take your average British infrastructure project, more often than not full of cost overruns, delays, etc.
Don't even get me started on the "construction" of the athlete's village in Delhi for the Commonwealth Games...
"Alternatively, they could use the account of their notary public."
This is where I can see real problems coming. Cue dozens of "notarius" dashing off to the Cayman Islands with their clients' cash!
Orphanages? They sound more like the Gulag.
This is a terrible tragedy and a disgrace for Bulgaria, an EU member state. They have to investigate thoroughly, prosecute where possible, and shut these places down now.
No doubt "Lothario" will be cruising the strip bars of Sofia tonight looking for the next victim, sorry Mrs Lothario...
The expression "rearranging the deck chairs on the Titanic" comes to mind.
50% more Chinese Tourists in Bulgaria
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