This year for the first time I wasn’t saying to myself “vacation in Bulgaria – never again!” It was really nice, I don’t know why I wasn’t bothered by the things that do usually bother me in Bulgaria, they were still there, just didn’t bother me, it was very nice 🙂
Something that left a really good impression in me was, that I didn’t see a single beggar, it was full with street-musicians or street-artist, but no people, who simply ask for money, this was simply amazing (maybe I was just somehow extremely lucky).
Things about Bulgarians, that never accrued to me, but made a great impression to my German friend and are actually true:
1. Bulgarians eat a lot (by a lot she means a breakfast and 2 warm meals, according to her and other German friends 2 warm meals a day are really unusual, if you’re not living with your mother, who’s cooking for you, most of them say that they barely eat one warm meal a day… odd).
2. The food in Bulgaria is being served lukewarm/cold (and that’s also actually true, simply because the food in German restaurants is being served hot, which makes no sense, because you have to wait till it cools off, but anyway, never really thought about it, but I definitely like my food with a temperature that allows me to eat it without burning my tongue, like it is in Bulgaria).
You can really talk with everyone in Bulgaria, everybody looks like he’s in a hurry, but when you e.g. ask for directions, you could talk the whole day etc. Really nice and refreshing 🙂
Almost every German store has a branch in Bulgaria too, I really don’t like that, and everything costs a little bit more.
Nice city, even very nice, it looks bigger than expected, it’s a real old city, not a bunch of adjusted villages like Bielefeld
What’s up with the kiosks, Bremen? On and around the central station they sell only cigarettes and there is only one ❗ where you can buy a KitKat for 1,19€, which is 0,40€ more than usual, crazy…
Windy, windy, windy … Hamburg is supposed to be even more windy, I’m um… excited about it?
The people in Bremen are nice, and they say “Moin Moin” too.
Nobody knew where an ATM of the “German Bank” is, what’s up with that? To everyone who wants to live in Germany – don’t open an account in the “German Bank”, they have very few ATM’s and are slow (on the other hand that helps you with saving money, since it’s relative difficult to access them).
You can talk with everyone, even as a student, amazing atmosphere. Being able to talk to really important people with amazing achievements, that I never really perceived as real, but simply as some names under article titles, to see you as a colleague ❗ wow, I’m still amazed.
Of course, once the person against you knows that this is not your dissertation, but your BSc-thesis, they get that look that says “Ow, you really can’t do nothing for me” but still remain friendly and interested, because they never know who will you be in a couple of years.
People thinking, that your little BSc-thesis can be a big and important dissertation is really a great feeling. I also received only good responses to my work, that’s really flattering, a well-known Prof., editor of important journals, telling you that your work is good and that you should keep going is simply, well, amazing 🙂
My English is not that good, not that good at all. First I was really glad that I can understand everything, I hardly made difference between German and English, but I really have to work on talking, although no one made a comment or something, everybody understood me, I noticed that I just can’t talk as fast and correct as I would like to in English.
In Psychology there’s a huge gap between researchers and practitioners, I really don’t like that and it will change.
If I sensed some jealousy, it was only from my former female teachers. Weird and maybe a good research topic for the future…
Conclusion: congress = huge ego-booster (I really can use it now)