When Dealing With Bulgarians | 如何与保加利亚人打交道
Author: Professor Kiril Todorov (About him)
About the book:
Full Title: When Dealing With Bulgarians. What Foreigners Need to Know
Most tourists (and especially those who visit Bulgaria for the first time) are little or not at all prepared for that first meeting. They have probably read internet guides, brochures and other online sources of information. It is from them that they learn about this country and its population, but what they find out about real Bulgarians is hardly enough.
As every other people, we Bulgarians have our own traditions, culture and ways of communicating in real life. I believe this books will help the reader to understand Bulgarians better — what they believe, their values and behaviour in the diverse situations in life. Starting from our strategic and windy geographical location, we shall go through our cuisine, drinks and dances (and not leaving out sex, of course), and finish with business, bureaucracy and envy as our own source of energy.
And if a tourist would be even more curious, then they can be smoked by a heated pepper-baker or doused with «quick-death» brandy from a simmering village cauldron.
All this complex sensation of Bulgarians, their sense of humour or self-irony, could be felt by a tourist reading this book, while sun-bathing on a summer beach or taking a rest after winter skiing. To this, the contribution of Georgi Chalakov, a leading Bulgarian cartoonist, is not a small one.
Excepts from the book, translated from the Bulgarian original into Chinese by Xiao Li — 如何与保加利亚人打交道【保】肖丽译如何与保加利亚人打交道【保】肖丽译