"Old age comes on suddenly, and not gradually as is thought." Emily Dickinson
From Roman Ruins? Sure, but Bulgaria’s Second City Offers So Much More in this morning's New York Times.
“Aylyak” is one of those untranslatable concepts you find in many languages: a distillation of a way of life, which, in Plovdiv’s case, is a carefree attitude characterized by an easygoing approach to daily routine and a sense of hospitality that dates back to the city as a crossroads of cultures