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Bulgarians expect business from Obama in Prague

Submitted on Saturday, 4 April 2009No Comment
Bulgarians expect business from Obama in Prague

The Bulgarian workers in Prague are eagerly anticipating the visit of the US president Barack Obama in the Czech Republic. The Central square in the old part of the city offers a wide variety of souvenirs, sweets, Easter eggs and decorations, along with the traditional Czech beer. Many young Bulgarians work there.

“I hope he passes by, too. I will make sure that he leaves my stall with as much souvenirs as possible”, joked a yong Bulgarian named Ivailo. He comes from the village Galabovo near Stara Zagora.

This is his seventh year as a worker in Prague. “Obama is the most popular person in the world now, so I won’t be as worried about the prices as I’d be with other tourists”, quipped Ivailo and noted that he has prepared accordingly for the high-ranking guest. Ivailo is fluent in English and a very talented salesman in a square where Bulgarian speech is frequently heard.