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Commenting article: An Apology to Bulgaria

Dear Bulgarian Friends,

We are a British married couple, currently living in the UK who are embarrassed, appalled and dismayed by the declaration of this British government to restrict the movement of Bulgarian (and Romanian) citizens within the UK from January 2007.
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vaskoto1 - 1 Dec 2006 // 21:26:16

dear friends.
i've never doubted that what was written in the UK press and said in UK media affected only those who knew nothing about the two countries in question. i, myself accept your apology and feel obliged to tell you that you really don't have to apologize. i know-everywhere around the world decent people like yourself live with the shame of what their countrymen have done or said about something or someone.
nevertheless your letter filled me with even more pride to be a bulgarian if possible at all. i'm glad that you've received such a warm bulgarian welcoming and i'm convinced that you'll continue to receive it no matter. make some of your doubting thomas acquaintances come to bulgaria and i almost guarantee they'll receive just the same...
thank you so much for your kind words!

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bite.me - 2 Dec 2006 // 13:14:22

Well, Vasco, I have been to Bulgaria recently, and it is OK, but nothing extraordinary. Only people who have not traveled find Bulgaria "special". It is not. It is ordinary and below average. As far as natural beauty goes, it is average. As far as historical sites and tourist attractions, average. Resorts - average. People - below average. Infrastructure - below average. There are other much more interesting and beautiful places in the world.

#3
Ikky - 2 Dec 2006 // 17:46:42

dear bite.me,

fock you and please don't return to bg. you are a cultural pigmy.

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vaskoto1 - 2 Dec 2006 // 19:48:59

average you say…it strongly depends on what you are looking for! if you will make the effort to do a little bit of research on bulgaria's history you'll find some quite amazing things about us. since 1393 till 1876 we have been under turkish slavery. no economical development no cultural progress no nothing! only bits and pieces of our religion! in that time europe was rising in all aspects with breakneck speed! we manage to recuperate from this almost to the point of recognition of our money in europe! but then comes the communism. and it lasted 45 additional years destroying everything. and yet we did almost manage to rise from that ordeal too. to the point, again, of entering EU. in what time?
this my friend does not come cheap and is not done by "average" people...

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BULERICAN - 2 Dec 2006 // 21:48:54

Author: vaskoto1 2 Dec 2006 19:48:59
average you say…it strongly depends on what you are looking for! if you will make the effort to do a little bit of research on bulgaria's history you'll find some quite amazing things about us. since 1393 till 1876 we have been under turkish slavery. no economical development no cultural progress no nothing! only bits and pieces of our religion! in that time europe was rising in all aspects with breakneck speed! we manage to recuperate from this almost to the point of recognition of our money in europe! but then comes the communism. and it lasted 45 additional years destroying everything. and yet we did almost manage to rise from that ordeal too. to the point, again, of entering EU. in what time?
this my friend does not come cheap and is not done by "average" people...

Wow, and here I thought the Ottoman occupation was 1453 through 1878, that of course following 300 +/- years of Byzantine Rule. Not to mention the 45 or so years of Communism, as well as the few years of National Socialist control as well.

Seems like everytime she stands up, Bulgaria gets slapped down again, hopefully never again, and with the entrance to the EU, perhaps things will get better. More expensive for sure, but hopefully better.

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DP - 2 Dec 2006 // 23:06:00

Byzantine rule: 1018-1185
Ottoman rule: 1393-1878

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BULERICAN - 3 Dec 2006 // 03:18:14

Author: DP 2 Dec 2006 23:06:00
Byzantine rule: 1018-1185
Ottoman rule: 1393-1878

Thanks DP !

Back to the history books for me, there is more to the story than meets the eye.

I find it important to know the history of the country where one lives(or will live).

#8
furian - 3 Dec 2006 // 21:02:57

Hi bite.me !

Refreshing to read some honest and decent opinions about Bulgaria. Keep on the good work !

#9
DP - 3 Dec 2006 // 22:11:19

“Refreshing to read some honest and decent opinions about Bulgaria.”

Ha,ha,ha….. What kind of a dork are you furian? You seemed like a person with a refreshing sense of a straight shooter until you posted this. Bite me is a straight shooter too, but her opinions are not the gold standard many like to emulate for sure. She had never claimed to be moralist and this is the most refreshing thing about her. Besides, the implication that there is no honesty and decency in the opinions expressed by the rest of the participants here makes me wonder if your opinions are worth reading—self righteousness is deadly posture when demonstrated in a debate.
We all have moments like that, so I am just pointing it out to you. As a matter of fact: welcome to the forum! LOL

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