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  The Cover :)
by hekate

Favorite thing: Ok, what you see on the picture is the cover of a book called The Art of Being a Foreigner.

This book is a result of the mutual efforts of two VTers: Dilian and Kalenderov.

It tells about the travelling experience they had together sometime ago in Italy and Greece. They both claim that things mentioned in the book really happened. If you ever read it you would understand why I had some doubts about how authentic are some passages in there :)

If they ever translate it into English I would highly recommend to everyone around reading it :) Especially if you are a backpacker you will love that book :)))

I do not recommend the book just because they are my friends it is because the book really worths reading it. It is written with a great sense of humour (which might occur a bit brutal at times to more refined people :))) ) and uncovers what is the real life of the Bulgarians living abroad. It is a book that talks about serious things in an entertaining way.

You can learn a big deal about Bulgarian mentality and way of thinking when reading this book. You will read about the Bulgarian immigrants' dreams, superstitions and disappointing experience.

I said enough, now all that has to be done is to translate the book, so you can enjoy it as well OR the harder option for you is to learn Bulgarian in order to read it :)))

Review Helpfulness: 4.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Jan 21, 2005
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