By Connor Brown, 4/27/15, 8th Pd.
Climate of Bulgaria
Main Religion: Bulgarian Orthodox
Jan 1: New Year's Day
April 12: Easter
Sep 22: Independance Day
Dec 25: Christmas
Sofia is the capital of Bulgaria and its largest city, with a population of 1,250,000. It is about 550 meters above sea level.
Bansko is a winter resort famous for skiing and snowboarding. Its 16 tracks are equipped with artificial snow canons and lights for skiing at night. Bansko also has many museums and landmarks.
The Melnik Pyramids
The Melnik Pyramids are one of the most interesting national landmarks in Bulgaria. Declared a natural landmark in 1960, these strangely shaped rock formations have attracted tourists all around the world.
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.
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)