Rosa looked in the mirror for the tenth time and sighed. She looked beautiful and that made her sad.
A short story I wrote for the Sea of Words literary contest organized by the European Institute of the Mediterranean, IEMED. I was chosen as one of the 15 finalists who attended the award-giving ceremony in Barcelona.
Inspired by a real man who was looking for his clothes, trembling, on the beach in Barcelona…
Every big city in Bulgaria has a Roma ghetto. Some have more than one.
This is a Storify page created by me about a very interesting discussion, ‘Eagle Eye – Big Data Under Control?’. It was held in the European Parliament in Strasbourg as part of the European Youth Event 2014. The discussion revolved around the implications of data sharing and the questions about who knows what about you and how they use your data. See more at: Big Brother Exists. You Do Not Exist – Storify
Getting lost is every child’s nightmare. Yet, as you get older, there are places where you actually enjoy getting lost. Places where you like the ‘not knowing where you are’ feeling that makes you believe that there is a great new adventure waiting just round the corner. A place like this is the city of Venice during its annual carnival.
Every mythology has its hybrid creatures. In a strange way, the political, social and economical situation in my country resembles a mythological beast – a mixture of shady economic connections, unknown political agendas and dependent media.
The snowstorm was the last and least expected guest to arrive at the carnival in Venice.
The word ‘transition’ – ‘prehod’ in Bulgarian – is a peculiar one for Bulgarian people. We use it when we speak of the period after 1989 – a period of political, economic and social transition from socialism to democracy.