You know, the more you’re learning about different nations in Europe, the more you start to wonder what intricacies and interweavings they have between each other. Slavs even more so — for instance, you’re always aware that all of them are very similar, but exactly how far these similarities go is unclear.
Table of content:
- What’s so similar on the surface?
- The language
- The general state of being
- What are they like internally?
- What defines the Bulgarian women?
- What’s better about the Russians
- The general traits
- Their physical appearance
- Their personality
- Bulgaria itself
- In conclusion
It’s even more relevant for you if you like to travel and one of the sights you like to point out are women, if not for the fun of it, then for the practical uses. After all, why travel all the way to distant Russia when you can see the very similar sights closer to the West, in Bulgaria, for instance.
What’s so similar on the surface?
Well, you wouldn’t call them similar if you didn’t see that from the get-go now, would you? There are several aspects of the Bulgarian women and the Bulgarian culture overall that smell of something Russian. Even if you don’t know anything about Russians — you’ll definitely say the same.
You might argue that, while it gives away the fact that the two peoples are related, this fact alone doesn’t show that they are any similar. In the case of the Bulgarian language, however, there’s an interesting situation. The state of this tongue as it is today has in large part been influenced by the Russians when the language itself was in a bit of disarray.
And the Bulgarians sort of liked it – they adopted a lot of Russian grammatical and lexical rules, the patterns of wording and the way they perceive the words and images. This all has a lot to do with how the people see the world. In this case, the Bulgarian worldview is pretty similar to that of their Russian cousins.
Truly, if you want to know, the languages are pretty similar, at least because they both use the Cyrillic alphabet. By the way, the alphabet is in part a Bulgarian invention.
The general state of being
How better to put it… the Bulgarians, the Bulgarian women included, live in a way Russians live, in many aspects.
The country isn’t very rich, they live communally, and a big portion of the infrastructure and the architecture were inspired or directly built by the Russians. Naturally, many people here are forced to live just like the Russians, because the Soviet building (same that many Russians still use) were built by one unchanging scheme.
If you don’t think that any of it can regulate a person’s life in any significant manner, then you underestimate the genius of the Soviet architects. They died many decades before, and still, their plans tell the people in far-away land how to live.
What are they like internally?
What defines the Bulgarian women?
The thing is, there aren’t many unique traits that define the Bulgarian nation, much less specifically the Bulgarian women. All of their uniqueness seems very broadly Slavic. The Bulgarians who may come to read this article could disagree (in this case, sorry, Bulgarians), but the Bulgarian culture, the Bulgarian personality and the set of values may be roughly defined as a mix.
Most notably, the mix of all the culture and personality traits of Southern (like Serbs or Croats) and Eastern Slavs (like Ukrainians and Russians).
In the case of Russians, they are very proud, opinionated and cling to the past too strongly for their own good. They are very conservative as well. So, if you were looking for these traits in a woman — Bulgaria is one of the places you may consider visiting.
What’s better about the Russians
There are several reasons why you’d want to prefer Russian women to Bulgarian women. Though they are similar, there are comforts a Russian lady can give that the Bulgarian can not:
- The Russians are more accustomed to strangers and they like them more. As far as it’s possible to tell, the Bulgarians are pretty cold towards the visitors from without. They don’t come to the country very often, and they don’t bring much good. You can tolerate the obnoxious tourists when they bring in the money, but it’s not really the case for Bulgaria;
- It’s easier to connect the Russians on the Internet. Very rarely you just stumble upon a Bulgarian person on the Web. They don’t speak Russian, and they don’t have their own websites. It may sound like a good thing, but, in reality, you can’t detect them, they blend in too well. Russians, on the other hand, are way more noticeable;
- If you choose not to come to Russia to meet Russians, you can always try to find them in your own homeland, since the Russian communities abroad are very numerous and wide-spread. You can’t do the same with the Bulgarians, though. They are small people and, in comparison, they don’t travel much
Though, of course, it’s not like you’re dating people for their commodities and the comfort of it, you’d better want to know if the women from Bulgaria are fair and gentle, as you’d expect from the Russian ladies.
The general traits
You can’t say that the nation as a whole is good or bad-looking, etc. It’s cynical and not very fair. However, in their entirety, you must be able to see if the people of a nation are more or less likely to look good if you catch the meaning of it.
Their physical appearance
It’s actually not very easy to say if, on average, Russian women are any more or less beautiful than Bulgarians. One thing is certain, however — they are a Southern folk. And that brings change, people here have darker skin (though it isn’t dark, per se), they, in theory, are a bit more fit and healthy for they spend a lot of their time outside and in nature.
All the same, if you aren’t traveling to closely compare the women from different countries and regions, you won’t really see the difference. The beauty is beauty. It’s enough to know that there are attractive women in this country and that they are in abundance there.
The Bulgarians are indeed the Southern Slavs — the climate here is very mellow, making it feel almost like Spain or Italy. Of course, it’s still pretty far in the North, but the spirit of the South is still very strong in the Bulgarians, so to speak. They are often more passionate, yet more gentle than their Slavic cousins.
If you consider coming to Bulgaria after all you’ve read about the local women, there’s still something that can dissuade you from it (hopefully, it won’t).
While Bulgaria may be an attractive country for a tourist — it is rich in history and in nature — it’s not exactly easy to travel here. You’ll either be forced to rent a car (which isn’t very simple), go on foot or stay in the capital. The latter option is all too obvious. After all, the capital, Sofia, is very comfortable for a visitor, unlike other cities in towns in the country.
And Sofia itself isn’t exactly luxurious — it’s a nice city, but far from the most comfortable place to visit. There is a lot of other options for you to pick from, as a tourist.
It’s not clear even where it’d be more comfortable to land — in Russia or in Bulgaria. It’s whatever is closest to you and your heart, perhaps.
All in all, there’s really no clear winner if you were to compare the Bulgarian women and their counterparts from Russia. Nor is there any practical use to come to Bulgaria rather than Russia (of course, unless you live in Central or Eastern Europe — this way, it makes all the difference).
In the end, it’s only up to you to decide, then. See the pictures, do some research, figure out if they are to your liking or not, then plan your trip.
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