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Trip to Baylovo Village, Meeting a Living saint and Elin Pelin birth house


Today thanks to my dear friend Cvetomir, I had the chance to visit Baylovo village with us was also his wife Dimitrina (Dima) and their 3.5 years old Son Boris. Baylovo is very famous nowdays in Bulgaria because of Elder Dobri (Dqdo Dobri) – who is considered by many in Bulgaria a living saint for more about him see


These Elder is said to posses the gift of prophecy and many other gracious gifts from the Lord Jesus Christ. Already for years he has taken on himself the cross of poor life and beggery. The overall appearance of elder is unique as he continues to wears a typical old Bulgarian times dresses which was common among Bulgarians, about 100 years ago.



Dyado Dobry has consciously choose the way of simplicity and poorness to honour God. He can often be seen in Sofia streets begging and then all the collected money he gives for the creation and reparation of old Churches and monasteries.

Seeing the elder gives you faith that there is still hope for us the sinners.


We had the chance to see the Living saint living room (house) which is few meters from the Baylovo village Church. Elder Dobry lives in a small room with an old wood stove. He has a prayer corner with many icons of the Lord Jesus Christ, The Mother of God and saints.

He doesn’t even possess a bed but sleeps on sheep leather directly on the ground, the picture below is the other room where is living another relative of him who is nowadays taking care about the elder.


I had the chance to receive his blessing and kiss his holy hand.
The elder advised me to persist in the blessed silence, because silence breaks up the devils and brings us closer to God.

He also advised me to be careful with empty speech (by which I suffer often), few of the other things he told me were also striking.
Hearing my name Georgi he immediately mentioned the Great Holy Spirit that Saint George possesses and how Saint George helps all the earthly people named after him.

Interestingly Dyado Dobry also told me few things which for me was an evidence he posses the gift of clairvyoance (soul seeing).

We also had a chance a little bit earlier to go and Visit Spasova Mogila’s small Chapel which is situated in a very beautiful nature place.



After Spasova Mogila
is named the famous Elin Pelin short story, for those unfamiliar who Elin Pelin is he is a famous after liberation from Slavery of Bulgaria Bulgaria Author.


Later on after leaving Dyado Dobri we went to see the Elin Pelin Museum.


Museum contains all the major writting works of Elin Pelin with unique pictures with Bulgarian King Boris III, Ivan Vazov and his friends and various intellectuals.

One of the interesting works of Elin Pelin we saw there was of course Yan-Bybian (Ян Бибиян).


We also passed on near Elin Pelin’s birth house but unfortunately didn’t have the time to visit, however if we have a second chance to visit there, we will definitely see it too.


Vrana – Orthodox Palace (Residency) of the last surviving Eastern Orthodox King Simeon Saxe-Coburg-Gotha


Yesterday 20.03.2016 wife Svetlana and Alexander, Gabi, Georgi and Ivcho (11 year old boy) visited Vrana Residency park, after we was in St. George’s Church Dyrvenica for the holy service.

Vrana used to be a summer residency palace of the King Ferdinand and King Boris III during the Third Bulgarian Kingdom (3 March 1878 – 1946).


Vrana’s palace is nearby but outside of capital city of Bulgaria Sofia and is unique park made in the traditional Western style “Landscape” parks popular in the beginning of the XXth century among all Europe.


The park is a large botanical garden, containing 831 wooden species, bush and grass species belonging to 118 tree species and about 435 bushy species on the territory of only 100 hectars.
The park

The naming Vrana (Crow) was given by King Ferdinand, because before the fields where currently the Castle is stiuation was heavily crowded with crow birds, so seeing all these Crows, he decided to call it Crow (Vrana).

Thus Park Vrana is one of the unique parks to visit if you happen to be in Sofia. The sight from the park is also unique as you can see the beatiful Vitosha mountain.

Officially the King Palace was opened in for a first time in 1903, first stage of the formation of the today’s appearance was completed in 1909 and was a great labour. The park happened to be the most unique park for its time and actually the first botanical park with its size in Bulgaria, the park continued to be enriched by Saxo-Coburg family for about 40 years until the death of the last officially rulling Bulgarian King Boris the III-rd in 28 August 1943 who was supposedly poisoned by Hitler (because of his refusal) to sent Bulgarian Army against Russia’s Soviets (USSR).


King Boris III-rd of Bulgaria (3rd October 1918 – 28 August 1943)


Vrana park is also unique because of the greenery which contains exotic tropical and Meditarrenian grass species, cactuses, pineapples, aloe vera, lemons and all kind of species from far Africa and Asia, some of the species are about 100, 50, 30 years old and so on. The park has an unique Dog Graveyard containing all the Royal family dogs (where each Dog has his ancestry year of birth, year of death and a small stone monument signifying the place of funeral).



The palace itself is also a unique about 90 years old building. In front of the Vrana King’s palace entrance there is a beatiful pine wood and on the back a fountain with Liliums. Around the place one can see bird feeding throughs.


Among the many and beatiful alleyes one sees trees from different American, Canadian, European, Asian species.
The King’s Stables are also preserved (and inside one can see whole collection of all the carrets of Ferdinand and Boris, but unfortunately this can be seen only on a special request as it not publicly shown to all visitors.

Through the years the Palace had even Elephants imported from Africa and there is a kind of Elephant stables left.
We had the luck to get to know one of the king Simeon II-nd palace personal assistants and she shared with us a lot of interesting internals about how the work inside the palace is organized and unfortunately a lot of the problems faced, because of shortage of people to take care about the gardens and especially the shortage of people to take care about the extoic plants conservatory which in my opinion is the most unique thing to see in the whole park.

The Plants Conservatory (Greenery) is not opened full time so, if you happen to go to the Vrana palace you probably have to be in time when Maria Djadjarova the King’s palace assistant that takes care about the Conservatory is there, so you could take a look at it.

As of time of visiting Vrana Palace, unfortunately the palace building was closed for visitors, because of restoration works.
So next time hopefully we’ll be able to see the Karelian Hall which is a gift from Alexander III of Russia (The King Liberator as famous in Bulgaria as it was during his reign Bulgaria received liberation), and all of its furniture (the table, the chairs and the dressing table) are made of Karelian birch by master woodworkers specially sent from Russia. The first storey also has a cinema hall and tea halls, the second storey is where the apartments are located, and the third one used to be allocated to the servants and the court.

The palace buildings outlooks is an interesting combination of Baroque, Austrian, Venetian and Bulgarian style.

The palace features a carved wooden ceiling, oak wainscoting, built-in metal plates and Delftware. The interior columns are made of Carrara marble and an old Schindler lift is still in use. In terms of architecture, the Vrana Palace combines Byzantine influences, Bulgarian National Revival traditions, Art Nouveau and French classicism.
In 1918 Vrana passed from Tsar (king) Ferdinand after his demission to Boris III. Here he faced the new government after the military coup on 9 June 1923. In August 1943, it became the property of Simeon II. The main palace was bombed by the RAF in 1943-44 during the World War II and after partially damaged, it was subsequently restored in 1947. After the abolition of the monarchy, Vrana was taken by the communists and became a residence of Georgi Dimitrov who was the first communist leader of Bulgaria and a personal friend of Joseph Stalin.


King Simeon II-nd – The Last Surviving Eastern Orthodox Monarch as of 2016

What is interesting about King Simeon the second is he was anointed as a child after the death of King Boris II and declared a King of Bulgaria. After the communists in Bulgaria take the power of the Country and made it a republic unlawfully, he went into Exile in Spain to escape persecution and death.
Even to these day as an anointed by the Church he has the status and is King of Bulgaria and he appears to be the last living Eastern Orthodox Christian monarch living !!!

Among the landscape artists who have worked on the Vrana Park include V. Georgiev, K. Baykushev, Jules Locheau, Johann Kellerer, Anton Kraus, Alaricus Delmard and Wilhelm Schacht. The park includes a lake and several rock gardens.

Vrana Palace is closed for visiting during the Work week days (as King Simeon Saxo-Coburg) is often living there and only opened for visitors during Weekend Saturdays / Sundays from 10:00 to 16:00 to reach it there is a special bus number 505 that walks to there only weekends, the entrance fee to Vrana is quite symbolic only 5 lv. and really worths the price.

To conclude this post I totally enjoyed the silence and beaty of Vrana, if you’re overloaded from today’s busy life or just want to show your kids a little piece of history and enjoy in spring or summer time, just go visit these amazing place. The feeling there reminded me on how Adam and Eve was feeling before the fall of man while beeing in Paradise (Edem).

Reverting Malwarebytes from Free Trial Expired to Free Malwarebytes howto


Note: When the evaluation period was over, you’ll get a popup or notification, conveying message ‘Trial expired, You are no longer protected because Malwarebytes Anti-Malware free Trial has expired’, you’ll be presented with options to ‘End Trial’ and ‘Buy Premium’.
That’s pretty annoying especially as Malware Bytes is a real anti-spyware diamond software that worths to be ran every now and then to keep your PC protected from ever increasing terrible spyware malware and ransomeware.

Thanksfully it is rather easy to fix that and revert back to Malwarebytes Free Trial.

Open Malwarebytes, and on the Dashboard, click on ‘Malwarebytess or End Free Trial’, the message here does vary according to the version you have. Then will be instantly converted to the free version.

Outlook block pictures howto / Change images in E-mail messages to not show automatically


If you’re working in a corporation such as IBM or Hewlett Packard Enterprise and you’re forced to use MS Outlook Express, because of the Calendar / Lync integration, you probably will get a lot of useless Corporate Junk informative emails (Corporate SPAM). This is very annoying but the ugly thing is, you have to check that emails and you can’t simply send them in Spam folder, at least partially. The major irritation from these SPAM like corporate emails steams in the annoying pictures, which are supposed to give you e-mail interactivity sense but instead or showing a lot of laughing joyful (bur obviously brainless) looking people.
These is too much annoying at a point, so in order to decrease the mind overheat from that, I’ve decided that it will be nice to not show up the pictures in Outlook emails.

Initially I thought there might be necessery to install an extra plugin, but after a quick search in Google Search Engine, luckily it turned out Outlook is equipped with such functionality by default:

Block picture downloads for all messages in Outlook Express

  1. Click the File tab.
  2. Click Options.
  3. Click Trust Center.
  4. Under Microsoft Outlook Trust Center, click Trust Center Settings.
  5. Clear the Don’t download pictures automatically in HTML e-mail messages or RSS items check box.

How to Enable All Macros In Microsoft Excel 2010 – Enable / Disable Macros by default for Macros Office files

Macros are disabled by default in Office 2010(Word 2010, Excel 2010, PowerPoint 2010, etc) for enhanced security. However it might happen that you need to enable macros because some installed Application needs to use the Macros without confirmation (this is especially for applications running inside well firewalled DMZ-ed networks).

Enabling Macros is easy but Microsoft Office team has hidden it deeper inside Options. Here is how to Enable All macros in Excel 2010


First click the File Menu(Office Backstage) and select Options from the left sidebar. In options, select Trust Center from the left sidebar and click Trust Center Settings button on the main window.


Now in Trust Center Settings dialog window, select Macro Settings from the left sidebar, choose Enable All Macros option and hit OK.

Its that simple. From now onwards Excel 2010 won’t bother you anymore about Macro security. It is recommended that you use this option only when you are installing trusted add-ins and opening trusted documents. If an unknown dangerous macro code runs, then it could corrupt your Office 2010 installation or give you other sorts of problems.

You can use the above procedure to enable macros in Word 2010, PowerPoint 2010, Outlook 2010, etc

3rd March Bulgarian National Day Feast and a Visit to Bulgarian National History Museum (Sofia) and Boyana Church (Church from 11th century preserved in its original form) few impressions


I spend the 3rd March feast (Liberation of Bulgaria from 500 years !! Turkish Enslavement) by visiting the Bulgarian National History Museum that is located at the end of Sofia nearby Boyana suburb. Bulgarian National history museum is definitely the most unique museum and the biggest one I’ve visited in my wife. The museum is really huge 3 stages each one big as twice the size of a regular business building stage all filled with prehistoric unique findings connected to all nations that ever inhibited Bulgarian lands. There was a lot of history connected with Thracians, Goths, Geths, Byzantines, Prehistoric Bulgarians, Slavonics, a lot of cult objects to the god-mother and all kind of interesting stuff for anyone interested in antrophology.


The museum had a unique collection containing a miniatures of dresses of the world from all ages of human development, starting from ancient Egypt and rest of famous ancient civilizations, going through renesesance middle ages and ending up modern and most modern time. The clothes miniatures collection was prepared by a very educated lady and she worked on that unique collection for 20 years of her life, a collossal labour worthy of praise and honour !
The museum contains a prehistoric funerals dating by from 5th century B. C. to 1th century.


Currently the museum is also hosting the Panagurishte Treasure (A unique gold hand-made treasure dating back among the 3rd – 4th century B.C.! Tracian made craftwork and is probably unseen in a world scale). By visiting this museum you can learn almost all about history of Bulgaria as a nation from our creation in year 631 to current times. There are a lot of unique byzantine stones and columns in Old-Slavonic glagolic and cyrillic letters all around so the museum is a must see for anyone interested in slavonic nations research. Almost a whole stage of the museum contains artefacts connected to early Christianity on Bulgarian lands and all kind of Christian service objects. Just to mention few of the unique things there are Orthodox icons from 3rd century, Church service gospels from 13th – 15h century, priests dress, copies and original of ancient Church books etc.


The last 3rd stage has an interesting miniature of Antarctica. Very interesting fact about Antarctica is the Bulgarian expedition there has created a small chapel dedicated to the greatest Bulgarian saint, st. John of Rila. On the halls leading to 3rd floor there is a lot of unique Bulgarian national dresses (Nosij). Other thing that impressed me is the museums personal is outstanding (really helpful people). The whole third floor is filled with a lot of unique objects belonging to people from most new time after the liberation of Bulgaria. There were a lot of unique things such as Andrej Lapchev personal Belongings, the Thorne of the last Official Bulgarian King Boris the 3rd, the father of Bulgarian avatiaon (Asen Jordanov), dress of Bulgarian gurilla fighters for freedom, weapons used in wars, belongings to very famous Bulgarian authors and painters etc. On the first floor there is a nice and cheap coffee 1lv per coffee. On the first floor there is plenty of historical books every historian would love and a lot of nice suovenirs to take as a remembrance gifts. I’m proud to be Bulgarian for this wonderful museum. The Building was designed in Communism is also a unique the sideview from the Museum is amazing you see the mountain and green nature. So even going around the museum is an outstanding experience. National History museum is also cheap only 10 lv per person and believe me it worths this money! I recommend the museum to every European as one of the best tourist things to see in Bulgaria.


After the museum me Svetlana and Stanislav went to see the famous Boyana Church st., st. Nikolay (Nicolas) and st. Panteleimon, this Church is unique because it is among the few Churches from 11-th – 13th who preserved in their original form.
Church is about 40 minutes walk from the museum and there is a bus, but we choose to walk. Its worthy the walk as there is a lot of green nearby and Boyana is a very green and considered one of the best suburubs to live in Sofia (usually rich people in Sofia live in Boyana). The Boyana Church is unique and part of UNESCO heritage objects in Bulgaria, the Church is from 11-13th century and is one of the oldest ones preserved in its original building .The Church paintings are around the 15h century is a uniquely beautiful to see !! but its costly it costs 10 lv for 10 minutes, so I can’t say its worth the price.

Whose wordpress related posts plugin is fastest – WordPress Related Posts plugins Performance Tests and switching from Zemanta WordPress Plugin to Contextual Related Posts


Since some time I’ve noticed one of my blog wordpress plugins (Zemanta WordPress Related Posts at is causing a serious mysql overhead, the plugin simply created too many SQL requests to the mysql server causing each client to the blog to cause an useless overhead. I’ve done a quick search whether this Zemanta propertiery (plugin) was slow and I ended up a nice article
calledRelated Posts Plugins performace – measured

The article compares the most popular used plugins to show Related Posts at the end of a WordPress Posted Page:

Speed Analysis was made withusing P3 Performance Profiler wordpress plugin which is outstanding one to use for anyone who want to debug what and how efficient is a wordpress install.

Tests were performed to following Related Posts plugin which more or less are doing the same (though some have some more options than others)

For the output were picked two very important calculations.

  • The overall average plugin load time, relative to the core load time
  • The average plugin load time after the initial hit (thus after the first page load)


All values are in per cents, indicating how much of the page load time is taken by the plugins – the lower the better.

The picture clearly shows that most efficient plugin with approximate best results is Contextual Related Posts. Seing that I’ve immediately disabled Zemnta Related Posts and switched to Contextual Related Posts. Once Contextual Related posts is enabled, to configure it I just had to tune few things (I set 8 related posts to show) and enabled related posts to show in the Feed. That’s it now my machine can perform better without Zemanta stoining mySQL.
I’ve given YARPP a test too and it works quite well but it is a little bit slower than CRP.
Well that’s all folks, before switching from Zemnta don’t just trust this statistics but try it yourself.
Happy testing ! 🙂

Google chrome install crx howto – Installing chrome plugin (exntensions) manually
I’ve recently had to install Google Chrome on old already unsupported Ubuntu 10.10 Linux release, after a long search I come across an old deb packages of Chrome that works on Ubuntu 10.10.
So far so good now Ubuntu had Chrome, but there was not the basic (must have) extension support of Adblock Plus (disabling website advertisements) which I usually install on any Fresh (new) installed Linux / Windows desktop customer.

This is done pretty simple you have to Open Chrome Browser extension Interface:

(Go to Right corner 3 Dashes) Tools menu -> Settings -> Extensions

Or if you prefer to do it manually with a command like me type in URL address bar:


Usually plugin files for Chrome that are installable comes in Custom-Plugin-namer.JS or Whatever-plugin-name.CRX.

Next take the plugin (from any folder it is located or right from Chrome’s download folder or wherever the plugin you want to install that is not otherwise available via Chrome Web Store and
(drag and drop) – place it into Extensions opened window.

You’ll be prompted to confirm installation of the extension, just as if you had installed it from the Chrome Web Store.


This will make the plugin install or ask you few questions to approve the installation. The custom Adblock (old version) which I used to install successfully is located here. I’ve tried installing also some other Adblock+ versions from ABS developers site but the versions provided there was too new and failed to install.

If you don’t want to be in future bothered with annoying “Do you want to install plugin?” prompt you can configure Chrome to start each time with an option:



Self-Healing Stomach diseases and activating your body Self-Healing abilities with Foot Legs Massage Acupuncture / Reflexology healing points

I’m having troubles with stomach Gastritis and an old Duodenum Ulcer that recovered I don’t know this for sure because I’ve done two examinations one with X-Ray and I’ve done the Gastro-Endoscopy examination. The professor that examined my X-Ray scan said I’m having old Duodenum Ulcer that recovered while the Endoscopy showed I have nothing severe just gastritis and a tiny narrowing of the large intestine which is not fatal.

As most people nowadays , I’m exposed to heavy stress – in work, while travel in metro / bus / airplane trains , marriage life scandals and irritation … modern life is really crazy and becomes more and more wild daily. Food is also a great factor that makes my stomach deteriorate, even though I’m trying to stay away from junk-food and eat more soups and easy to digest food as well as eat natural products.

I tried some healing with medicines prescribed by my (General Praticioner), he recommended me drinking some turkish pills for Pulset early in morning 30 mins before eat as well as Nexium, none of them give any positive results.

I also tried following advised to reduce coffees (I drink 2 / 3 coffees a day) didn’t give any results too. After my attempt for healing with conventional medicine was a failure (I can’t say that none of the prescribed methods to reduce stress, drink pills, don’t think about my diseasese etc. give any positive results), I decided to turn to Herbal and self-healing. Some long time ago I’ve done a few times a course of Herbal Healing and I can see that helped me much better than convenientinal chemical medicine. Thanks to a famous herbalist in Kamenartzi’s herbs whose herbs are well-known in Bulgaria for healing cancer diseases my immune system strengthened and I felt much better after 3 months of herbal healing.

Another positive experience from natural healing is also when I was to a natural healer lady which used a combination of . Chinese Chiropractice / Acupuncture (like technques) such as Reflexology and other old Bulgarian natural healing recipees to recover health. It is interesting that using Acupuncture it is possible to approximately determine your health problems just by a body / spine / legs massage. Acupuncture massages is quinte interesting natural healing methodology and to learn it you need few years of active learning practice. Acupuncture derives from (from Latin ‘acus’ (needle) + ‘punctura’ (to puncture)) is the stimulation of specific acupuncture points along the skin of the body using Chiroropractice is a special massage technique. This time i decided to try a massage like self-healing massage such methodologies are well known since ancient times and most popular in China and India (mostly) nowdays Asia in Yoga and other Eastern healing practices. There are points all along the body which could be massaged and through which you can activate self-healing, most important and used one that could be easily used to self-massage on daily basis are on face / legs and hands.

Its quite hard to live with stomach pains but I guess this is part of my destiny so I have to accept it live with it and try to keep up as healthy as possible. In that relation I just found a very useful tiny picture showing the acupuncture foot healing points on left and right legs. By massaging acupuncture says various internal body organs could be stimulated to self-heal and could save you plenty of lost money for doctors.

reflexology-foot-chart-lifeologia-very-complete-legs-healing-points-diagramAlso it is not a secret that any conventional “pills” chemical treatment heals one think but impacts negatively 10 and most often is not healing the cause of the illness but just its symptoms.
Thus this simple massage method is for anyone like me is Alternative, though in some too much severe cases Conventional Doctors are a must for the daily Chronical diseases we suffer Reflexology is a must.

However we should not forget that such a points therapy without The Lord Jesus Christ’s help for recovering is completely impossible to work out. After all it is God that keeps all processes in our organism and finally decides how each of the processes in the body would flow even though he made some natural laws which has been proven to work 99% of the cases occassionally
when we enter repentance God The Holy Trinity by the Grace of Holy Sacraments in hi One and Holy Apostolic Church, The Holy Eastern Orthodox Church he does miracles and could make the above described reflexology therapy to have a positive effect.

We should not forget that healing the body through originally Chineese reflexology is meaningful only if a man does decide to change his life by deep repentance and grief for his multitude of sinful deeds which we tend to do on daily basis.

After all it is the Creator of the Universe the Lord Jesus Christ who said that the Soul is and should be the primary goal of ones living and not the body. The sickness I get and sicknesses which many get are because of the only reasons we sin constantly and don’t do love God and follow his laws and great plans for our life.

After all don’t forget that the most important think for recovery is to always keep in yourself repeatedly the prayer: