Cultural differences

October 26, 2018

It is a moussaka time!

How to cook a moussaka? See the SurvivalBG recipe, prepared and presented by our volunteers Danilo (Serbia) and Alba (Spain). It is actually a special moussaka style […]
June 17, 2018

Bulgarian mineral water

Mineral water is huge in Bulgaria. Bulgaria is a country with many mineral springs scattered across the entire country. It’s cheaper to buy a bottle of […]
June 12, 2018


If you receive an invitation to a Bulgarian house for a meal, congratulations!  You are well on your way to fitting in. Whilst dining, wait for […]
June 5, 2018

Bulgarian wine

Bulgarian wine is one of the best in the world. It is a universal truth that the Bulgarian wines are one of the best wines in […]
June 5, 2018

Giving presents

Gift giving is an important part of a culture, but it is wise to know the rules of the road.  Do not give overly elaborate gifts. […]
May 30, 2018

Typical Bulgarian Beer

Well, beer is beer. Not too much to say here. You probably would not believe if we say that most of the Bulgarian beer is equally […]
May 25, 2018


Made out of yoghurt and water, Ayryan is the simplest drink you can prepare yourself besides, well, pouring yourself a glass water. Put some salt in […]
May 16, 2018


Bulgarians maintain a fairly formal culture.  When meeting new people, address them with appropriate courtesy titles until told to do otherwise.  Kisses and hugs are reserved […]
May 6, 2018


Rakia is as rooted in Bulgarian history and existence as is bourbon in American. It has aided the nation in surviving its hardest years and has […]
May 6, 2018

Making a toast when drinking liquor

When toasting, raise your glass and lightly clink it with all the others present, while looking the people with you in the eye (to not look […]
April 23, 2018


Increasingly popular across Europe and the world for its proved qualities for augmenting women’s breasts, boza is one of the most typical Bulgarian soft drinks. Well, […]
April 23, 2018

Throwing away the umbilical cord

Another old custom many Bulgarians still perform is the throwing away of the umbilical cord after childbirth in a special place. Around 2 weeks after the […]