05 September 2009

Bulgarian Cameos #3 - Transport

You will see a lot of new cars on the roads in Bulgaria, with a good mix of Trabants, Ladas and Skodas from a bygone era. But the the donkey cart is still a widely used form of transport throughout the country.




You will find that a large percentage of villagers have a donkey and a cart, though some have swapped the donkey for a tractor.




When we were in the village of Srem, a most heinous crime was commited when someone's donkey was shot. The perpetrator was never found and is still on the loose and some wag was heard to say, "You can shoot my wife, but not my donkey."

7 comments:

shabby girl said...

A great reminder of how much we have to be grateful for. At least if you shoot my car, it will still run!

Firefly said...

Amazing how over here when we see a donkey car we kind of stare cause its a bit unusual, but there its an everyday thing.

Michelle Johnson said...

I love how people still use resources available to them instead of buying an expensive car. I think it's interesting to see something we think is outdated. Great capture. Have a great night.

Matias Mosquera said...

I agree with the comment above, great capture, its not usual to see those things.

Anna said...

Max-e omg this is exactly what my grandparents and parents had when we were young. Thanks for bringing those nice memories back, no pollution either, Anna :)

Lara said...

the same you will find in Romania. that - and lots of really expensive cars :))

Vagabonde said...

I just found your blog and was reading your interesting posts and looking at all your pictures. I guess you live in S Africa but are on a trip to Bulgaria? I shall come back to read more because I know very little about Bulgaria and just a bit about South Africa.