Saturday, August 31, 2013

Herbs for Teas

In Bulgaria herbology is an old and very popular discipline. We all grow up drinking camomile teas when down with common cold and are familiar with the saying "where there is an ache, there is a herb to cure it". And we even have a day, Eniovden (Jun 24th), on which, it is believed, herbs you pick have magically increased power.
Because I grew up during the socialism, when there was no mass import of foreign teas, the only ones I knew back then were the herbal ones. The first green and black teas I tested were well after my teen years and to be honest

Monday, August 12, 2013

My Beautiful Bulgaria: Part I, Vratsa Mountain: Ledenika Cave, Borov Kamak Waterfall, Cherepishki Monastery

I suddenly realized that I have never written about the beauty of my country. And it is indeed one of the most beautiful countries in the world. There is so much to be seen - chose any direction and our nature will amaze you - green forests, proud mountain peaks, sea cost with golden sand, rivers, lakes, plains... Added to that its specific geographical location, small wonder that for centuries it's been the target of so many conquers. Bulgaria is beautiful throughout the year: covered in the winter white, spring's green, summer's sun and blue sky, autumn's gold... I know I won't be able to write about all the marvelous places there are, or even I've been in Bulgaria, but will try at least to keep track on my most recent visits.