By Connor Brown, 4/27/15, 8th Pd.

Climate of Bulgaria

Bulgaria has a temperate-continental, which is common for Central Europe. The country has hot summers, long, cold winters, and four seasons. Bulgaria has rain all year, especially in its highlands. Summer is the best time to visit the coasts and lowlands, and Winter is the best time to visit Bulgaria's highlands. It is recommended to bring rainwear throughout the year.

Bulgarian Culture

Language: Bulgarian

Main Religion: Bulgarian Orthodox

Major Holidays

Jan 1: New Year's Day

April 12: Easter

Sep 22: Independance Day

Dec 25: Christmas

Why I Love Bulgaria ... the history, culture, and traditions

Bulgaria Today

Currency: The currency in Bulgaria is called the Lev. The Lev is equal to about half a US dollar.

Government: Bulgaria is a parliamentary democracy headed by prime minister Boyko.

Economy: Bulgaria was weakened by former communism but is recovering. The country still faces challenges such as corruption and crime. Bulgaria makes money from exports such a clothing, machinery, and fuels.

Bob Chorba


1 lbs beans (use white beans if possible - haricot, fava, etc.)
2 qt. water
2 onions, chopped
2 tbsp oil
3 tbsp flour
1 tsp paprika
4 tomatoes (or a can of tomatoes)
1 tsp oregano (or dried mint)
salt to taste


Soak the beans in the water overnight. Next morning drain off the water, add same amount and bring to boil. If you don't want to wait one day to get this done, you can simply boil the beans for an hour, then discard the water, add water again and bring to a boil again. Simmer gently for about an hour or until the beans soften. In a separate plan fry the onions in the oil until golden brown, add the flour, stir and fry for less then a minute. Add the paprika, stir and add to the beans. Add the tomatoes and oregano as well. Leave the soup to simmer on a low heat for about 20 minutes. (n. d., 2015)

Bulgarian Trip to Sofia

Airplane Cost: $770.87

Hotel: Grand Hotel Sofia

Hotel Cost per Night: $92

Total: $1414.87