Yesterday, I was in the bathroom with Alexis, my youngest daughter. I told her to get her hands wet, and then put some soap on them when she washes them. In a matter of fact voice she informed me, "In Bulgaria, we put the soap on our hands first and then we get them wet."
I found this funny. After all, she has lived here just as long as I have. What does she know that I don't.
But then, she is also far more Bulgarian than I am. She has spent 60% of her life here. I've spent less than 9% of my life in Bulgaria. She actually is a Bulgarian. I'm just a resident of Bulgaria.
I told the story to Sasha, and she informed me that her whole life she has been a soap first water second gal, and she taught Alexis to do it the same way. I guess it just goes to show that I have a lot to learn about Bulgarian culture.