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>Bulgaria??? What are you doing there??

It all started innocently with

but then that somehow derailed so now I am in the village in a pension waiting for another friend to get back fromChinaJan 5 so that i can help him reconstruct HIS house. Got a year contract for internet mobile so plan to stay here for a while and cruise up theBlack Seaonce it gets cold.

Ya, we are in for a world of hurt here in the US…. You are completely correct that the US has pissed away our global advantage. China is the new global superpower, just most don’t see it yet. They will when the US is mired in inflation and stagnation…..

On the other hand its only inevitable. TheUSconsumer is rich, 5% of the world’s population consuming 25% of its resources, rich for various reasons, such as cheap gas and great agriculture they stole from the “Indians”, and not having to suffer in the middle of two world wars. By spending all its wealth it has essentially transferred it to the rest of the world and driven the world economy for a long time. Advanced credit markets have inflated wealth further, and nowAmericaowes the world while the rest of the world owns a lot ofAmerica. Like a rock that drops into a pond and the waves hit the shore and come back and everyone is the same again. Anyway, it’s better for the world for it to be a balance between three (Europe Asia andAmericas) rather than one or two. So no harm done really. But I guess the infrastructure problem in theUSis going to be a real thorn, with the increasing push towards green and all that.


Koh Phangan, Thailand

I expect that there will be civil unrest here soon… Unemployment is at 10.2 % (real unemployemt is proballly more like 14%)…..

Yah, could be unrest, but I think Americans will just realise the glory days are declining and that they can’t really do anything about it. They’re still gonna be wealthy, but the rest of the world will be catching up.

I like how the Bulgarians did it. When the financial boom was going all sorts of retarded hotels were popping out. Now they’re ghosts on the hillsides and all the skilled construction workers took the money they were carefully saving during the boom, and since they’re out of work now, they’re all reconstructing their own houses. So it actually looks like a construction boom here!


just read that Lloyds, the oldest insurance company in the world, has just pulled out all its assets in European banks. The French financial system is also about to collapse, and if all that happens it will be a big dominoe effect, ending with the collapse of the US dollar, tons of riots and hopefully a revolution there, and the demise of currencies which, for too long, have left the gold standard and have been based on nothing other than fluff. I have decided to spend some money and horde a pile of rice etc. here at the foundation I am staying at. A safe retreat if all goes to shit. I suggest you stock up on rice. Think we are getting close to the very end. :)

yeah right, by the time a stodgy, huge, traditional institution like Lloyds Bank figures it out the situation has already turned. We’re headed for a bounce. The unbelievable rate of growth in the developing world slowed slightly in 2Q and 3Q this year, but commodity buying is still going on at a breakneck pace, as is building. The double-digit GDP growth in China is about to be eclipsed by India, which has a much larger existing middle-class and is a recognized democracy. All you need is a few million extra people buying toilet paper and cell phones and you’d be amazed what that is going to do to the global economy. This is a sea change. Once people have access to toilet paper for the first time ever, they don’t go back. Look at Ireland, they were the worst-off a year ago and they’re already paying their huge debt. These large countries are just incredibly slow to move; no politician wants to be the one to say “We’re raising taxes” or “We’re cutting services”. Now they are all doing it. France is not in real danger of collapsing, Greece is. And Italy currently teeters on the brink. Its inevitable, and I’ve been saying it for a couple of years: the first world is going to see a reduction in the standard of living. What does that mean? One less big-screen TV, one more crappy job that usually they make the Mexican’s take. Meanwhile the incremental improvements to standard of living in the emerging markets is going to be a HUGE boom. Corporations around the world are cash-rich and have been for over a year. No one is spending money because they keep seeing all this Wah Wah Wah about Greece and Portugal. They’re not investing and not hiring right now which is exactly what they should be doing as costs are low and people are willing to take jobs at low pay. This spring I stocked up on coffee and tea, the only two things that I really want to have that don’t grow here. Other than that I can get everything I really need locally sourced, mostly from the Fraser Valley. Its amazing how much food value my one tiny plot in the front garden can grow in a year. More than a total economic meltdown, I worry about this extreme weather and what it will mean in terms of using rapidly diminishing emergency funds. The hurricanes and floods in the US this season cost several billion dollars. That doesn’t even mention Pakistan, Australia (they had the triple-whammy, oh boy. Luckily they’re pretty rich right now as a country and have guaranteed customers for most of their goods), and other regions of the southern hemisphere that are suffering increasingly more frequent and more severe weather patterns.

Actually read yesterday that some major Belgian/French bank needed to be bailed out, so it does seem to be spreading. Changed my mind about the rice hoard at the moment cause don’t wanna stay here. Saturday will head south, stop at one or two places I have lined up, then dive intoMalaysia, where it is easier to stay long term. Don’t like dealing with bureaucracy and almost feel like they don’t really want me here, but the people are great, as almost anywhere once you get past the border.

Speaking of weather patterns apparently there was a big flood in bangkok. I thought it was normal forAsiawhen I was looking below out of the skytrain. Supposed to be safer where I am, but it sure rained a shitload this morning. k


Strange fruit in Thailand, as noticed by the


heydo, just read a good article yesterday that I think give a good synopsis of the type of stuff that’s going on:
With lots of references and in proper journalistic style, instead of seeming like conspiracy ranting. This is simply the stuff which would never get reported in the mainstream media, because something like 95% of that is in very few hands (they say six) and the power elite are all in bed with each other screwing over the rest of humanity, so they feed us what they want to feed us. You can try tuning in sometime to alzazeera or however its spelt, or They both have video streams. The first one was bombed a few times by the Americans and they are trying to get into theUS market. Anyway, there are a lot of criminals at the top which need to be answered to and I really hope a major and tangible revolution will sweep the world, otherwise we are doomed, according to the agenda they have in mind for us. Most people simply do not want to believe any of this because they would have to believe that almost everything they have believed in for most of their lives is sort of a farce, or it’s so far fetched its like being poked in one’s matrix comfy bathtub and told to take the red pill. But it also makes sense that the power elite will always want to preserve their power, and consolidate it further, and use their wealth to secure that. Hence industry buys into media and wines and dines military generals and politicians, who get all their funding from the corporations. This is not democracy at all. Two choices and business as usual, no matter who is voted in. Anyway, hope these revolts lead to something, but I’m rather skeptical.


The house is sold. very poorly but sold. so this agony is over. another one will start soon but today I feel free. All of you have a good day and keep loving each other.

That’s fantastic, glad you got that off your shoulders and can relax more now. Try to move forward without piling up the obligations and pushing things to the hilt all the time. Over the last few years I found it much less stressful to cut down costs than try to increase income to cover my regular costs. Now I’m down to about 1.25 Euro a day (excluding any alcohol I may buy), which covers one coffee at this hotel I have to boat 7km to every day in order to get internet. Hopefully it wont take long to get internet to the island, as I’d like to stay there at least a couple of months.

Did some more reading last night and looks like the commercial real estate market is ready to pop at some point, if it has not already, and then the next and final bubble will be the bailout bubble, where governments around the world are printing money, which is no longer based on gold, and that will apparently the biggest bubble of them all, after which it will not be possible to spend our way out of a depression and we will enter the biggest depression of history. So make sure to squirrel some nuts under a blanket, cause I think it’s really gonna get bad soonish. Enjoy your peace now. :)


Eat it up, until it's too late after Fukushima!


I’m reading a book on gold/silver investing. I think both metals will still go up but the question is by how much. It’s true that the US has been printing way too much money for too long and soon we won’t be able to control inflation any longer. Right now i’m trying to figure out when inflation will really hit because that’s when the masses will panic and start buying gold and silver, driving prices further up. I’m also trying to figure out what impact inflation will have on my credit card and student loan debt. Probably not good… :P :( But still, doing what I can to prepare…becoming much more educated now on what’s really been going on for the past 50-100 years with world economies and just how much the sh**’s going to hit the fan…looking at all the debt the US has amassed, especially with the recent bailouts and stimulus packages, plus the unfunded liabilities for Social Security and Medicare, it’s really scary!

yah, scary indeed. Really cool you are reading up on this cause I find the biggest problem is that most people don’t bother and are content with their 30 minutes of propaganda “news” every day. I myself bought into that for most of my life, but now that I’ve been reading so much from independent sources what I’m learning is nothing short of shocking. Here is a brief spill. I know it sounds crazy but it will hopefully plant a seed of curiosity and you will find out yourself. I’ve been reading/watching about this from many sources. Apparently theUSis not heven a country but a corporation created by the Rothchild’s ofEngland. The Federal Reserve is a private corporation which prints money and charges interest to theUStax payers. Kennedy tried to stop this and look what happened to him. The Rothchilds, which control roughly half the world’s wealth, own/run the central bank in every country except three:North Korea,IranandLibya(although the latter may have been recently taken care of). Apparently the IRS is also a private company. The mainstream media (about 96% of media) is run by about 6 people and they are certainly all in bed with the politicians and industrials/military to maintain power in the hands of the elite. Democracy is an utter joke. Communist Russia also had two parties to choose from every four years. Almost everyUSpresident was/is a member of Skull and Bones, which is a masonic lodge. This is absolutely no coincidence. I can go on and on, and it sounds absurdly unbelievable to anyone who has been buying into any of the sham that comes out of main media. I’ve attached a pretty interesting article I’ve read recently that explains a lot, and what we as humanity should move towards at this juncture in time. But I fear that the power elite will pull another false flag like 911, but even worse, to maintain its power. Send us all off to WW3. Google “The third tower” and you should read about building 7 and what a sham 911 is all about.

Concerning gold, don’t forget about the Chinese and the Indians. A growing middle class that will overtakeAmerica. The Chinese government is now actively getting its population to buy gold cause they want to pull the carpet from under the dollar as a reserve currency. I think your loans are safe cause they are going to go down the toilet together with the dollar and everyone’s retirement savings. The shit is really gonna hit hard in theUSI fear. Right now I’m up in the mountains inThailand, helping a village hook up to solar electricity. Pretty cool. Rice harvest recently so am well stocked up on food. Am pretty safe here unless they start dropping bombs, WW3 starts (the US/Pakistan thing is starting to get out of control andRussiajust armedSyriaagainst Nato bombing), or they drop a virus vile at a few of the major airports. I think this Mayan calendar thing has something to it, but it’s not the end of the world but the beginning of a new era for humanity. Unfortunately I think that Revelations may have to come true and it will not be pretty at all.

Anyway, the trick apparently is not to live in fear because of all this (although I find the reading fascinating) but to meditate and spread energy of love, to tip the scales. The power elite use fear to control us and it’s to their advantage if riots break out in the streets. Lots to talk about. Would be fun to smoke a doobie with ya and gab for a while!


Love is life, life is love.


Considering that the Federal Reserve is a private corporation successfully raping the American taxpayer by charging interest on money it does not even print (other companies are farmed out that work), where its owners and other 1% buddies control much of media and industry, it is no wonder they put “In God we trust” on the dollar, for how else could they pull this off without a blind population so easily willing to assume that their government, the media and companies are acting in their best interest?

Best perhaps is just escape the rat race and travel like a goof.

People are good I think, time is money.


From the Private Memoirs of Bimbus.

great to see how excited you are. hope all will be good. I have to think how to respond so I would not sound overworried which I am. Far too many drunks and shady characters around you, punching, fighting, drinking, so I have to let it sit in my mind for a day or so and then have my comments. Stay safe and healthy and stay in touch. xxxxxxxoooooooomamamama

don’t forget that potentially I’m the town’s third alcoholic!!! But I’ve managed to control myself. Although it is true that I did have an “adjustment period” with the local home brewed Rakia (will kill ya). Will put it up on the web later. Now I know just to sip, and generally stay away from the stuff. Workin hard. k


One morning one. :-) If U R so desperate visit … lots of pretty amateur Czech chicks … my favourite site. :-)))

yuck, just checked it out. Have a friend who’s been on there for a while, got his wife to join him in threesomes and everything, but that was not enough for him and she eventually caught him screwing some chick by himself, so the show was over. I’m not into porno but looking for a nice and wholesome relationship chick. So far only satisfied with lide, although the responses are pretty meagre. Figure i need to earn enough cash to hire a girl to move in with me. Otherwise can’t see how it would work.


I am more than happy in your reply for in my mail, how is your day today i hope all is well and fine with you including your health and job. My name is Miss Rosy Dorin kassala and i am 24 years, single and never been married, i am from PostSudan,Sudanin Africa and presently residing in the missionary here inSenegalwhere i ran for refuge due to the political civil war in my country. I am in sufferings and pains here in this missionary and i really need help from a man by encouraging me and good advice in life and to help me to come out from this situation, and again to help me get my money, because my late father deposited some amount of money for me in the Bank and he used my name as the next of kin. My late father Dr. David Ellison Kassala, who was CEO of (E T I C PLC), inPort SudaninSudan. During the war, the rebel loyal to one of the greedy business associate of my late father attacked our house one early morning and killed my mother and father in a cold blood. It is only me that is alive now and i managed to make my way to this country Senegal by the help of UN army where i am living now in the missionary, headed by a Reverend Father, i used his office computer to send you this email and i only enter his office when he is less busy in his office I would like to know more about you, your likes dislikes and your hobbies and what you are doing presently, i like to meet understanding, loyal, sincere, truthfully, kindly and friendly and more to that, a man of vision and truth. I will tell you more about myself in my next mail. Attached here is my picture, i will be hoping to hear from you again. I remain yours Rosy

Hi Rosy,

I once bought a book for a hundred bucks for this organisation which is supporting the people of Darfur and Sudan, written by some guy who escaped from slavery by a family in the north. Was a horrible story and generally what is going on in Africa is sad. I am trying to help in my small way by starting a certain project which I thought could be useful:

From that page you can go to my travel pages and learn more about me if you like.

I’ve also written a lot on my pages.

Nice talking to you, but hope your motivation for writing to me is not associated with one of those Nigerian etc. scams which talks about 25 million dollars in some fund etc etc and need help getting that money. I get those emails all the time. Presently I’m in a financially poor situation, but when I have money I have a shelter for children in Nairobi where I like to send a little bit of money, when I have it. Take care, Karel


hey babyflower, so I’m proud to say I finally set up my google calendar and quite happy with it. Just part of my process of putting everything online, since I just don’t trust electronics anymore (used to save such data on my mobile phone). So if you would like to be my first personal entry, just tell me when is your exact birthday! Another fun project I’m working on is completing certain webpages such that I can approach and write an email to certain translators online only, in case for some reason a project comes in and I cannot gain access to my laptop etc. That will be a fun project and something I’ve been meditating on for almost a decade. latergateronie

Well, it is an honor to be the first one in you calendar! Ok, my birthday is on January 26th and if you must know I will be reaching the Christ age next year, as they say.

I like that year, cause I like to say that is when we all have our ressurection and start from zero. Hence you will be newly born and I am only 11 years old!

> How are you and where are you now?

Still in bg, near to where I was working with Roger. In a pension with warm wood fire stove paying 5 Euro a night until Archie gets back from China shortly after the new year. Then I guess I go there and hang out for a while, and cruise up the Black Sea coast once it’s warm enough. Today I just bought a year’s contract for internet through my mobile, so I plan to stay here I guess until fall next year. If going up the bg coast will be getting close to you, so maybe we could hookup! Roger taking me out to dinner tomorrow night. Hope we can resolve everything.

WE went for a short hike in Sinaia last weekend and it was just superb. Except that it got really cold and we were not very well equipped. Plus all these poor stray animals everywhere. And train was 2 hours delayed, yep. The hike was great thought and people are nice. Tomorrow i am going to a charity mixer so i hope i will find some contacts there… i’ d like to volunteer in animals welfare somehow here. You wouldnt believe this, i was trying to contact few of them via email and even calling them but no response…i am not sure what i do wrong.. well, i shall see tomorrow.

You might find better success at the charity mixer and let me. For years I practically killed myself trying to offer my charity volunteer services but there just isn’t a culture for that in eastern Europe, which is a shame. Must have wrote to a hundred people and perhaps only one responded, and then they made me jump through hoops and loops and go to interviews, get police records, and by the time that was all done it was almost time to move into my truck, so it was too late!

> Good luck with your project and keep me updated! have a great day.

> kisses,

> kveta

u2 flowerpower!


Too bad Marketa is so difficult. I guess it is just a woman’s thing. Don’t want to put you two in Ilona’s ballpark, but I came to the conclusion that women are often very envious creatures. Guys beat the shit out of each other, go for a beer and then are friends again, but girls hold venomous anger within them forever, and its rather silly. I told Keta several times that she will regret it one day when you are gone (heaven forbid), but she keeps going on and on about how you made her scrape the baseboards with a toothbrush and clean up the house like a slave. We’ve talked about it extensively and she said I must have lived out my childhood in a dream state. Sure, there were some negative things, but with the help of Jesus I’ve learned to overcome all that. Like the bible says: forgiveness heals. It is a simple concept, and wise, but many people do not see it. If you do not forgive you keep the chip on your shoulder and you walk around for the rest of your life with hangups. It holds you back. Anyway, it seems evident to me that Keta wants to hold onto these silly childhood hangups and simply not forgive you and make you suffer for all the “horrible” cleaning you made her do when a little baby. So, after years of talking with her about this, I suggest you simply fit into her schedule and be pleasant with her. I cannot think of anything else. Except perhaps try not to be “irritating”. She complains a lot about that. I personally have no problems with you but I think that, considering her sensitivity and not wanting to forgive you and want to punish you and make you suffer, she is more irritated by little things. I agree that it is rather childish, but I guess just a woman thing. So I guess the best you can do is just be nice and not try to irritate her. For example by telling her what to do and keep getting into her hair or something like that. I know you like to meddle, but I’ve learned to deal with it. You’ve also toned down substantially over the years. I was surprised that I was able to live with you and Vlad for an entire month inPrague. But I’ve also learned to exercise my tolerance, and you guys have toned down substantially from the past. But I guess Keta is just holding onto these hangups and remains sensitive. I think she is hurting herself and will feel great regret when you’re gone (heaven forbid – just sent a big round of postcards to Jana, by the way), but I guess that will just have to be her problem, unfortunately.

Well, it’s Saturday and I plan to stay in all day today. Kind of tired of the internet café scene. Every day going there and the village interbreeding morons looking at my shorts in this cold. I switched to pants for survival, because my local English speaking representative and fellow alcoholic kept badgering me about it. Village people can be real nice, but many of them are just conservative morons. Long discussion and requires many pages. So I retire to my room like a hermit and live in my internet world. I have a few friends here and get out once in a while. Lots of pretty girls here too causeBulgaria’s biggest music school is in this village. Have been trying to round up some musicians and organize a jam session in the local restaurant, so perhaps through those means I will meet a pretty girl. I think the best solution is to make enough money to be able to offer some bohemian chick a job, so I can sustain her. I will probably never be interested in supporting a girl who is happy to loaf around on her growing fat ass and do nothing, and whine that she is bored and wants to go for another long walk with me. That was the only candidate I could find before I leftPrague, and it would irritate me too much to support a lazy person like this. Once I am earning enough I can put out advertisements and “interview” candidates. Without that it’s practically impossible to hook up with someone. Obviously it will require a lot of interviewing to find a girl that I like, meets my standards, is bohemian and adventurous like me, doesn’t have great aspirations to settle down in some stupid house somewhere forever (which I’m sure I’ll never want to do, although I’ve already thought it could be interesting and possible to start a family in a truck – possibly a larger one), AND be good on the computer. A very tall order to fill. Until then though I don’t feel desperate without a female. I enjoy my work and my lifestyle, but I do realize that having a girl around will make things more interesting, and enable me to interact better with locals. My social scene has always improved substantially when I was with a girl, but my “social scene” is not my priority. My greater aspiration is to accomplish something good while on this planet, so having a girl around is just an added benefit, not a necessity.

Anyway, guess I’ve blabbed on enough. Will skim over your email again once downloaded if I’ve missed anything. Heard a big hurricane was headed your way! toodloo


> Great to talk to you again! I love it!o)

Heh heh, me too. Can I assume you are unemployed or something? So perhaps you are like me and end up sitting in front of the computer a lot, and writing letters and stuff. In any case, you are one of my top penpals! (next to my mom, sister, and occasionally Misha – otherwise most people just can be bothered it seems).

Hey, we are hearing more and more that Romanian coast is not worth it a least bit. On the contrary the Bulgarian is supposed to be much nicer and cheaper. I still would like to go to check it out anyway, probably not staying there at the sea side resort but i would like to visit Constansa which happens to be at the coast. Anyway, meeting at the Black sea inBulgariasounds very good. And I know it is a pain to travel here as the road infrastructure is pretty bad but there are trains here as well…i am basically trying to invite you to Bucharest:o) You will see, it would be fun!

Right now my plan is to survive the next week or something, after which money should start rolling in from work I’ve done at the end of last month. Losing Roger’s job because of that arsehole foreman was a shock for me because it was immediately after payday and when I paid a bunch of debts, so I didn’t have much cash in my pocket and had to scramble for new work etc. But within a week or two I should be getting about 700 Euro from various sources, and then I should be good to survive several months in this wonderfully cheap country.

Then around the beginning of the month go to Archie, then once it warms up start cruising up the Bulgarian coast. A visit to you will certainly be possible, otherwise if you guys visit me that would be cool. You can either “rough” it and crash in the truck, perhaps I could be a great gentleman and sleep in my tent and give you the palace to yourselve, or I could find some perfect little place and a cheap pension for ya. Pick you up from the train station or whatever and drive you to your perfect retreat. That might be the best option, as I assume Juan is making gzillions and you two would prefer the comfort. You could set a price range and comfort zone, I could send pics of the place, or you could just trust me. I’m really looking forward to the Black Sea (BS) in the summer and cruising freely around Bulgaria with my new internet contract. Heard there are a lot of nice places to see and looking forward to discovering bg.

The mixer! I have a very good feeling about it. I met a really nice Canadian lady who actually “export” stray pups toAustriaandGermanyfor adoption. The dogs travels straight to their new homes. Local people do not really give a damn about them. It is sad. and i cant fully process that such nice people here can be so careless. It is not that they would be careless but they have completely wrong approach/attitude to this issue, well from my point of view.

Well, in the west they have organisation which put them into kennles or put them to sleep (basically kill them). Basically just get them off the street. Castrate them etc and find homes for them. This costs money and these countries simply do not have it. In Turkish Cyprus there were dogs everywhere, but in Greek Cyprus it was cats. In Greece dogs were everywhere, here too, and I guess the people just consider them like wild animals, a part of nature, and who have to fend for themselves. In this village I hear a poor dog howling in pain. It must be hungry, and it howles as it gets cold. What can I do? I certainly do not want to invite it into my room. Anyway, when I was in Cyprus, even though I was dirt poor I would still scrape some cash and feed a couple of dogs. Actually turned out to be good security, although it was irritating when the little yapper would bark while I was working inside. Tried to train it, but it was cute how the two dogs would faithfully walk with me every day while I jogged along the beach to the grocery store for my daily food and two beers. But most of the locals find the dogs a nuicance. I think they set traps for them and maybe ate them. Not sure, but heard the dogs barking and howling a few times and saw some being dragged off in a cage. So I understand their mentality that the dogs or cats are just wild, eat out of the garbage bins, and they throw rocks and sticks at them. Other people are compassionate like us and give them some food, or shelter. I found an old rug on the beach and put it under my truck, so “my” dogs had a nice little shelter. I just had to be careful when driving away every day!!

There is another American and Dutch lady who are also in their free time helping so I think/hope I will get involved soon. … It is interesting how people criticize American or the Westeners a lot of times for what they do or not do but they barely realize how much in charity work they do in countries like this and they wouldnt have to care, yet they do… do i make sense to you?! I am having hard time to express myself sometimes.

That was an interesting stream of thought and funny English. I do the same often, but I understand you. I think people in America can be very charitable, with their Christian beliefs too, but the government and that arsehole Bush has done so much damage that I understand why many in the world can be hostile against Americans or people in the west. But it’s cool what you are doing and I have been trying to get involved myself for years. Did I tell you about my latest project?

Perhaps during your networking you could find some contacts or something. I think its a great idea and I’d love to develop it. I already have a contact in Nairobi Kenya where I try to send money once in a while – a shelter for children. Have a dream of ferrying my truck around Somalia etc. on day and the driving around Kenya setting up villages, eventually to spread out to other countries once things and sponsors etc. pick up. Dreams are what make life juicy, and I love watching them unravel, even though it may take time.

Anyway, it looks like a beautiful day today so I will go to check out some markets. I like these little bity shops with local production…i.e. fruits and vegetables. It is a pity that country with such a agricultural potential doesnt produce their own BIO stuff. So i buy cranberry juice fromSwitzerland(ok, cranberry is not a good example, they do not grow everywhere but come on I grow them in my garden!!!), milk from Germany(!), jam or cereal fromAustria… Really pity.

Yah, these things are generally expensive and the people are too poor to afford such a market. But as in Prague and Czech I think things will improve. Just look at all the health food shops which have practically exploded over time. It takes time for people to start making western money, then to be educated at the various possibilities. It will happen over time. Under communisim there certainly was no “market” for such things. By you being able to afford it and buy it, technically you could be proud that you are helping the situation, because the more you buy, the more the shops will replace the empty shelf, the more others will see it, and the more it will help to drive down the prices and increase supply. Good going you missionary!

Hey, I have now my own little herb garden on my kitchen window sill … so far only rosemary, thyme, parsley, sage and chives. I cant find mint nor basil or oregano here… maybe i’ll grow from seeds. I just am not patient enough for that;o/

Hmm, maybe I’ll try something at Arch’s, although I’ll probably split for the coast as soon as it gets warm enough. Maybe by then I’ll get some more flower pots and try my garden again, and could have something interesting by the time we hook up!

Last weekend Juan and I went for a short hike to Sinaia and it was wonderful, it was cold especially when we reached cote 2000m but it was worth it. Hey, enjoy your time inBulgariaand say hi to Roger from me when you talk to him. I need to send him an email as well, want to ask him something about Paxos.

Drank with him last night, said hi from you, and he was happy to hear it.

Oh, also Juan and I are thinking about promoting one of the local shelters here we got in touch with but there is a language barrier so Juan is

Think I already responded to this, right? Sure, love getting involved with various charities.

> Ok, have a good day and take care. hi to Roger.


> love,k