• The Lotus Lake

    18 July 2019

    photos Simon Varsano

    From Buddhism through Hinduism to the languages of Pali, Marathi and Sanskrit the word udaya is translated as a temple, sacred mountain, growth, sunrise. For four years now, however, it means another yoga retreat near Pravets with a rich schedule of practices, workshops and live music that unfolds a mat for the welfare of your spirit from August 14th to August 19th.
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  • Tears of Ra

    11 July 2019

    text Kristina Yordanova

    According to Egyptian mythology, when god Ra cried over the desert, the bees appeared. Today, we owe to them 70% of the food on our table, but in return we do not give them the only thing they want - normal climate and no one to mess with them.
  • Small step, big leap

    4 July 2019

    text Violeta Ivanova photo NASA, National Archives and Records Administration

  • 108 Days Yoga Challenge

    20 June 2019

    The Ultimate Yogi DVD series by the popular teacher Travis Eliot challenges the advanced and inspires the beginners to skip themselves with a series of classes.
  • Fresh air and two wheels

    20 June 2019

    If you want to feel the wind not of Tsarigradsko, but of the mountain, here is your reason: bicycle tour Srednogorie on July 6th. The distance is 50km from Gorna Malina to Pirdop, which we do without a race - the organizers from Begach mostly want to prove that everyone can bike as much. However you've got a few weeks to train before registering for 15 leva - so check out some beginners workouts and put it on your lists for summer to-dos.
  • FuckUp Nights Sofia

    13 June 2019

    FuckUp Nights is an event that invites people with different experiences to tell about their biggest failures. What do you mean why? Mistakes are part of life, and how you deal with them, what you learn, and how you get stuck out of the dust are far more important than trying to avoid or cover them.
  • Ratio Forum

    13 June 2019

    Beyond the regular bar meetings, where we talk about science in popular language, twice a year, Ratio are organizing a big event for hundreds of inquisitive heads.
  • And yet she will run

    6 June 2019

    In sport even a second of difference is important. And how about a lead of a few centuries? The only way to overcome it is with a serious battle for rights, as proven by the struggle of women who have been allowed to run in marathons for only about 50 years. A few days before Bioderma's Women Run on June 22nd, it's worth remembering the story of the movement that started in 1896 with the first woman who was refused to register at the Olympics.
  • On the other side of the bar: Nikolay Neykov

    16 May 2019

    Four friends enter a bar ... Instead of a hilarious joke, what comes next is the mistake we most often make when ordering a cocktail: "That you do it rarely and at the wrong places", says Nicky Neykov - a top bartender who once competed for World Class Bartender of the Year and is now a World Class brand ambassador that prepares us for the upcoming World Class Cocktail Month.
  • Days of pride

    16 May 2019

    "Do not give power to hatred, give power to love." With this message on June 8, the Sofia Pride Parade passes through the city, but a lot of other events are happening around it. They put out documentary films with strong stories, highlight the political meaning of the movement, or invite us to an exhibition and sports field to see the different faces of the issue - see more on the Facebook event page.
  • A mine for knowledge

    25 April 2019

    text Violeta Ivanova

    To learn something new and to remember the old and well-forgotten is the goal of the 9th Sofia Science Festival which invites more than 100 Bulgarian and foreign scientists from different spheres to Sofia Tech Park. From the seabed to the cosmic black holes; from dinosaurs and the first lond-distance travelers to the latest innovations in technology and science, there is something for every age and interest in the 4-day program of lectures, screenings, workshops, demos, exhibitions, and even stand-ups.
  • What we didn't know about... Yuri Gagarin

    4 April 2019

    text Violeta Ivanova photos San Diego Air and Space Museum Archive / Arto Jousi

  • PE Masters

    28 March 2019

    text Violeta Ivanova

    While you're reading this, sports club Begach is preparing the next edition of its seminar for adventurers or just people with an active kind of lifestyle. The 4th Fizkultura will give you valuable know-how about training, food, therapy and most of all the motivation to do incredible things as told by a number of lecturers - some Bulgarian, others from elsewhere, who will speak in English.
  • Being yoga

    14 March 2019

    "I'm not interested in practicing yoga. I want to be yoga" is written on one of the walls of the new 2Health Hub. Today we come in to see this place's recipe for being yoga - our guide is Iveta Filipova, herself a yoga instructor, yoga app developer and holistic coach. She shows us the place, inspired by Japanese zen, and talkes us through the program (which is at 2healthub.com).
  • The fur they do not live in

    14 March 2019

    November is the most cruel month. That's the month when the American mink is actually born to die seven months later in the name of a warm coat. How to stop this sinister cycle we are shown with an exhibition from March 21 (17:00) - 29 and if there's a way, take a polititian with you. At the same time you can get more information from the site of the organization ngi.caai.bg and also there you can donate for the exhbition's successful happening.
  • Parlez-vous français?

    7 March 2019

    text Gabriela Kandzheva

    At 10:00 in the morning, we enter the colorful room of The Little Bears, full of toys and drawings, and the kids meet us with a song in la langue française, of course.
  • The river of life

    21 February 2019

    text Kristina Yordanova

    Imagine the route you are driving every day, but today in your way there is a high wall, and it is impossible to cross the street. You are looking for an alternative option, but you also stand in front of concrete and you are stuck, and in order to survive you have to go over the other side.
  • Techno detectives

    14 February 2019

    Under clear skies we never think about this category of technologies, but that's the right time to do so. Instead of panic, the cases of "I lost something, help!" are cleared out by several clever heads. We're talking about the various anti-theft technologies: bluetooth trackers for your bike, wallet or ever cat; mobile apps that will protect your phone or help you find it; and even backpacks with clever zippers that will not let you down.
  • A Rainbow of Stories

    7 February 2019

    text Violeta Ivanova photos Sevda Semer

    "I knew that I felt attracted to men but I didn’t have that word to describe it until I was 14-15 years old", remembers Florin Buhuceanu, an LGBTI rights activist since the 90s. He's from Romania - a country that is so similar to ours but did you know that, while we decriminalize homosexuality in 1968, Romanians stop throwing people in jail for it in 2001? Many other parts of Florin's story turn our idea of his country around and that's one of the things that brought us to Cedric and Aline Feito - the gay twins who travel the world to collect personal LGBTI stories like Florin's as part of their project PAINT.
  • Time to go to bed

    10 January 2019

    As much as you'd like to, you'd never get a medal for "I don't speak before my first cup of coffee" or "I've not slept enough". Actually, in the epidemics of insufficient sleep (a problem for nearly every second person), the only people who win are the ones who know how important sleep is - and why they need to focus on getting it. Between podcasts that get you to sleep, gently spraying lavender on your pillow in order to relax, and blue light filters for your phone, do you know which of those will actually work? Time to get serious about going to bed.

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