Website in Bulgarian about the Netherlands
Mokum.bg was created in 2020 to provide interesting and useful information in Bulgarian language about the beautiful country of tulips and bikes.
Here Bulgarian speakers can find articles about Dutch culture, language and people, as well as tips about life here and about must-see places like museums, sights or even whole cities. There are also sections about parents and raising children in the Netherlands, news of interest for the Bulgarian community and about exciting events and people in the community itself.
Mokum.bg is a reliable source of information for the Bulgarian community in the Netherlands AND for Bulgarians who are planning their relocation or to visit the Netherlands as tourists.
According to the Dutch Central Bureau for Statistics, close to 48 thousand Bulgarians live in the Netherlands (data for 2022) and ALL of them deserve to have access to quality information about Dutch life in their native language. Knowing the traditions, customs and rules of the country in which one resides creates a bridge between the different cultures and helps us all to live better together. Mokum.bg tries to close the gap that language barriers and cultural differences create between Bulgarians and Dutchies.
There are amazing Dutch products and places that are still unknown to the Bulgarian public. Would you like your book, business, attraction or activity to be featured in a Bulgarian-language article? You are on the right place! Please reach out!
Mokum.bg provides writing and editing services in Bulgarian language, which led it to become the publisher of the Bulgarian recipe book „Uhae na… Bulgaria“. You can buy the book from its online shop or you can check the latest recipes by its author in her foodblog, both websites designed by Rositsa Burla, Mokum.bg’s founder.
About the book
Anyone can learn to cook tasty Bulgarian classics!
The cookbook „Uhae na… Bulgaria“ („Ухае на… България“) contains the tried and tested recipes for the most prominent Bulgarian dishes, written in a clear and understandable way. Great for both beginners and seasoned home cooks!
This lovely cookbook can be a valued present for your Bulgarian friends and family or for anyone interested in Bulgarian cuisine. Please keep an eye on our websites and social media for translations of the book and for new book projects!
About the book author
Petya Argirova lives in Germany and has been writing recipes for her food blog since 2013. She happily shares thousands of recipes with easy step-by-step instructions and photos for every step of the cooking process in her Bulgarian-language culinary blog Uhae na. She also loves teaching cooking techniques and creating unique cakes for special occasions.
When she’s not cooking or modelling figures from fondant, you can find her hiking, helping visitors in the Tourist Information office of her picturesque village or taking care of her grandchildren.
Rositsa Burla graduated King’s College London, University of London, with first-class honours and a distinction. During her BA European Studies degree she studied European history, various subjects about the European Union and German history, politics and popular culture (among others). She was an intercollegiate student at the London School of Economics and was also appointed Associate of King’s College after studying for 6 semesters about diverse religious and cultural perspectives.
Rositsa also studied Social Sciences at the Humboldt University in Berlin for 2 semesters with an Erasmus scholarship. Among her subjects there were „Urban Governance“, „Political Myth and Architecture“, „Ethnic Minorities, Regionalism and Ethnonationalism“, „State Presidents in Eastern Europe’s Transformation Process“, and many other.
As a DAAD scholarship holder Rositsa attended advanced German and City History classes at the University of Freiburg (Albert-Ludwigs-Universität).
She spent a few years working for global corporations. To make her formal education more relevant to her work experience, she completed a full-time Master’s degree in Business Administration in Sofia, Bulgaria. The topic of her Master’s thesis was „The European Union’s role in the development of Bulgarian business (by the example of the wine sector)“.
Rositsa Burla moved to the Netherlands and created Mokum.bg in 2020 to share her passion about history, interesting places and culture. She is crazy about the tiny details and about sharing accurate and useful information with a wider audience.
Rositsa loves exploring museums, galleries and Dutch nature with her family, going to musicals, to the theater and to wine courses, as well as learning Dutch and… writing!
Fanny Vladimirova lives in Amsterdam and writes in English about the beauty of life in the Netherlands. On Mokum.bg you can read how her first bike got stolen here in Amsterdam!
We expect more guest writers in future! Anyone with a relevant story is welcome to share it with the audience of Mokum.bg!