1. The most popular name for animals in Bulgaria is Heidi, and it is not uncommon for whole flocks of chickens, or herds of goats, sheep and cows to be called this, and in some regions it is compulsory.
2. Bulgarian drivers are amongst the most courteous and competent drivers anywhere in the world, to give everyone else a chance they are prohibited from driving Formula 1.
4. Rakia is in fact a soft drink, and doesn't taste at all like Domestos or any other form of household cleaner.
5. It is compulsory for all Bulgarian males over the age of 40 to wear a moustache
7. Bulgarian men are able to provide help in almost all circumstances, but because they are shy they might need you to ask them first.
8. It is compulsory for anyone in authority, or indeed anyone who has to deal with the public, to have a sense of humour and lots of patience.
10. Football is a gentlemanly game over here, with rival sets of fans mutually respecting each other
11. There is no wind in Bulgaria
13. The only insects that will not eat your plants and vegetables will try to eat you
14. Potholes do not grow overnight, they have to be carefully cultivated. Due to their impressive nature they are quite often exported
17. Bulgarian mud could be the new Teflon, it refuses to stick to anything. Try it yourself by coating your best saucepan with it and see what happens.
19. There might not be many recycling bins in Bulgaria, but the craze has picked up in a big way. You will often see people diving into bins to sort them out and recycle what they can before the bin lorries come along and empty them all into the same lorry
22. The Bulgarian Governments are so good it is really difficult to vote them out!
24. Bulgarian football is so popular you have to buy your tickets many months in advance to insure a seat!
26. Bulgarians are so clear and precise in their spoken word that they never have to shout to be understood
28. Bulgarian street signs, (stop, posted max speed, yield, etc) are gentle suggestions, and may be ignored altogether. (This is particularly true in Sofia.)
30. Bulgarian dogs are the most wonderful animals lovingly cared for and never neglected or abused in anyway, in fact a Bulgarian would rather throw away his Rakia then harm his dog (fortunately a dog's life is slowly getting better)
31. All Bulgarians are not vankers.....they just want you to come outside
32. Bulgarians respect stone and sand like a God, many monuments can be seen erected outside their homes to these deities
33. The National tree of Bulgaria is the carrier bag tree (Placius Bagius), it is widespread throughout the country and is often accompanied by it's Dwarf variety the carrier bag bush.
34. Anyone in the village who can repair things is called Raymond, and also anyone who cuts grass is called Trevor.
35. Each village has its own micro-climate, and it is therefore impossible to accurately predict the next day's weather. Owing to these micro-climates neighbouring villages will have totally different weather to each other
37.Only the Brits have their clocks 2 hours ahead of UK time. If a Bulgarian says that he will turn up at 2pm he will arrive at 4 but no one is sure about which day is meant
38. Men do you want to look like one of the locals? Then when you go to your local barber, you can either go for the excedingly short crop or everyone's favourite, the mullet. Who said that fashion sense was dead :)
40. There is no jealousy between neighbours when it comes to wine making. Quite often they will host wine tasting evenings where they are highly complimentary about each other's efforts