1. Detect the smell of mekitsi and lipov chai from 100 kilometers away.
It’s 8 am and I clumsily get out from under the 2 rodopski blankets, na selo of course, beckoned to the kitchen by the intoxicating smell of warm, fresh mekitsi with cheese and chai. Good morning, grandma!
2. Stroi se, mirno!
I could never get the ravnis command right, plus my shoelace would always come undone just in time for marsh. To be honest, I never understood how Soviet military exercises were an appropriate gym class exercises. Better go play chess inside, just don’t tell the gospoja I said that!