Symbolized by the respective points of Bucharest and Sofia

Given these situations, there’s maybe no trigger for marvel that their inner growth ought to have proceeded within the opposite instructions, symbolized by the respective points of Bucharest and Sofia. My information of Roumania is simply too restricted and too superficial to allow me to talk with any confidence as to the correctness of my deductions. I can solely give, for what it’s value, the impression left upon my thoughts that, in Roumania, there’s a whole lot which is hole and synthetic within the indicators of progress you witness on each aspect. However, no matter progress there’s in Bulgaria—and in lots of respects this progress is small compared with that of Roumania—is strong, secure, and enduring. In truth, to place the matter plainly, there’s a kind of gilt-and-ginger- bread look about Bucharest which may hardly fail to impress even a passing customer. This impression is confirmed by what he hears on each aspect from overseas residents within the metropolis, who can’t be accused of being unfriendly to the reason for Roumanian independence. Whereas doing justice to the nice quickness and pure intelligence of the Roumanians, to their energy of expression, and their marvellous rapidity of comprehension, your informants guarantee you on the identical time that the individuals, from the very best class to the bottom, are wanting within the qualities that are required to make a nation. Whether or not the Roumanians are morally extra corrupt and wicked than their neighbours south of the Danube, I’ve no technique of judging for myself; however a really cursory inspection is ample to point out that bodily they’re a far much less strong, stalwart, and wholesome race. Sure lessons of maladies flourish so vigorously on Roumanian soil, and attain such proportions, that entire villages have incessantly to be surrounded by a cordon of troops, with orders to not enable anyone to depart the village and disseminate the illness overseas till the docs, who’re despatched with the troops, can provide the contaminated villages a relatively clear invoice of well being. Fortunately for Roumania, the general public opinion of the group approves of very drastic measures of coping with illness, and has no sympathy with any of the sentimental objections which, in our personal nation, are put ahead by the Anti-Vaccination League.

Between Servia and Bulgaria

Between Servia and Bulgaria the outward variations are far much less putting than these which distinguish Bulgaria from Roumania. Certainly, the bodily and ethical situations of the 2 first-named nations are very a lot the identical. They’re each Sclav States, talking the identical language.

Come to Bulgaria and let me let you know in regards to the places to visit in Bulgaria. Imagine me, there’s a lot to be seen on this nation and the emotion you’ll take again with you’ll be nice.



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