My Boring Blog

Hello all. This is my blog which I will be using primarily to show pictures that I have taken while I am in Bulgaria. Any thoughts or opinions are strictly my own and no one elses.

Location: Washington, D.C., United States

Thursday, June 07, 2007

Back in the States


Well I am back in the States after my two years of service. It's strange being back. There's allot to get used to. So far I think I have adjusted pretty well but allot of the small things that are different here are throwing me off. For instance yesterday I couldn't remember how to place a long distance phone call, did I have to just dial the number? put a 1 in front of it? I haven't spoken Bulgarian at all which I am surprised about but every time I talk to someone I don't know or order food in a restaurant I want to speak Bulgarian. But so far I am definitely enjoying being back.

Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Picture of my students

Here is a picture taken of one of my classes on our last day.

Sunday, May 27, 2007

Just some pictures

Felt like posting some more pictures from my town and school. I have taken allot of pictures and could never post them all, but I'll probably put some more up at some point.

About to leave

Well my time in the PC has just about come to an end. Right now I am busy getting rid of the grand pile of paperwork and other stuff which I never paid attention to, packing, and getting ready to go back to the States. Hard to believe that the time has gone by so fast. I have experienced many good things, many bad things, but regardless they are all interesting and have helped me to grow. I would not trade any of those experiences for anything in the world. If you want to know more, you'll have to ask. ;-)

Sunday, April 22, 2007

Nap or sleep

Last week I was sick all week, I'm still coughing up stuff actually. One day I came home from teaching and was positively exhausted. I didn't have to teach the next day so I decided to take a nap. It was about 11 am when I laid down and about 3 pm when I woke up. After that nap I was wondering if it was still a nap or that really sleep. What separates the two?
Anyway this past moth has gone by incredibly fast. I had my close of service conference (COS) and after that I went to Vienna and Budapest where I met my sister. The conference was probably the last time that I will see allot of the people I have come to know over the past two years. It was strange thinking about that. One of the things I have thought about recently is that when I go back to the states I will be with a bunch of people who won't have had similar experiences that I have had over the past two years. In some ways that will be a welcome change and in others it will be a loss of a unifying experience that I have really come to enjoy.
Vienna and Budapest were both beautiful cities. It was great to see my sister again. We had a great time, although I think I annoyed her with my lack of preparation and laid back attitude. Thankfully however she was a great sport about it and is used to putting up with me.

Sunday, March 11, 2007

First of the Lasts

Well I have entered an interesting time in my service. I only have a few months left and have started doing things for the last time. Last weekend I went to Blagovgrad with my friend Brian and went shopping for books in English. It was probably the last time that I will go to the city in my time here. It's weird thinking about this stuff because I can clearly remember when I went there for the first time. Hard to believe because the time has gone by so fast.

Sunday, February 11, 2007


Don't really have much to say. I took these pictures this weekend.

Sunday, February 04, 2007

Unexpected movies

Yesterday I went to Bansko and my favorite restaurant in Bulgaria, the English bar the Lion's pub. It was great to have a real hamburger, fries and onion rings; I always eat way to much when I go there. On the way back to Gotse Delchev the bus was showing a movie, always an unexpected treat. The movie: Weekend at Burnie's. I really hope the next time I ride in a bus Weekend at Burnie's 2 is showing.