1. The freedom of an EU passport
After being accepted into the EU in 2007, we’re finally able to use those little plastic ID’s, also known as lichna karta, to go wherever we please. Spain, Sweden, Malta, you name it — we can hop on a plane and go, without having to deal with a painstaking visa application process. I see you, Barcelona!
2. The Christmas trapeza
Our culture is truly felt through the stomach, so we have so much to be thankful when Christmas rolls around. Chushki byurek, baklava, sarmi, broiled lamb, roasted fish, banitsa, tikvenik, roll us over and put a fork in us, we’re done. And take this is as a special shout out to mama and baba who prepared your entire meal while dad and grandpa were watching Lukoil Akademik kick Loko Plovdiv’s butt 3:0.