Life in Bulgaria and my reflections

I am sure that every person who has a website thinks about what to write to him. Even there are some plans, but not me, for I only write about what I see.

Once I found out that my travels and meetings with the Bulgarian have faded a bit, I’m waiting for friends in September. In France, too, this year will not go, although there is still something in the “my mind but France has not yet been written. And not because I stopped loving this country, I just live here, and Bulgaria is worthy of writing about it.

The three-year boundary of my residence here has already been passed, and I received a fourth personal card.

I want to make some small conclusions, and I will start with shortcomings, which I have never written about, because I am used to living in positive and looking for advantages in everything.

Disadvantages:

1. Bad roads, and I really feel sorry for my car. And they say that they are bad only in Russia. But not all roads are bad, it’s the same as ours. I’ll be fair.

2. Expensive gasoline. A95 – 2.62 lev per liter (more than 1.31 euros).

3. The problem with parking, especially in the center of Varna.

4. Not everywhere is clean, but is it not so in your city? Of course, after the licked France, striking, but plus more. We are clean in the yard and we follow the order ourselves.

5. Slowness of the Bulgarians. Such a mentality. But now I’m so used to it that it does not irritate me anymore.

6. I get nervous sometimes, because if I get sick, I’ll have to pay for everything. But God pardons, and I hope that I will live to a permanent residence when medical insurance will be different. So while I have no experience with local health care. And I know the common cold and how to treat it.

7. Taxi drivers, although they can be understood, because it’s their business. And how do they determine that I’m foreigner? Of course, overestimate the price, but after learning that I live here, reduce to normal. For example, from Alen Mak to the Cathedral, the normal price is 2.5 levs per person.

8. Bulgaria did not join Schengen. And I was hoping. So after the visa with the same name it is necessary to go to Sofia, and this is about Varna far.

9. Roughness, slackness, rudeness and mate in the summer tourist season. Guess from which side the wind! All right! Russians and Ukrainians. Maybe there are more, but so far only these have come up.

Advantages:

bulgarian hospitality

1. The benevolence of the Bulgarians, smiles, hospitality. I did not meet any others. Only one short conversation and not quite pleasant to tell at the end of the article.

2. In local shops Alen Mak and in my favorite collective farm market, I’m almost a relative or a favorite buyer.

3. Telephone company Vivacom gives discounts and even gifts, as a loyal customer.

4. I can play video slots online without having to think about some ridiculous laws now allowing access to them in different countries (Central Europe, pointing at you).

5. Prices in comparison with Khabarovsk are low and on products, and even on clothes. Tourists know about this and buy everything and a lot.

6. You can call and receive any information in your bank and will answer you in a kind voice without nervousness, and at parting wish a good day, an evening and so on.

7. Leaving the car in unorganized parking, if especially narrowly, and leaving it, there will always be someone who will help “taxi out” if necessary, and will not exert pressure on the horn, and demand that they give way. By the way, I leave and I’m not afraid that the brushes will be removed or mirrors …

8. I’m not talking about sunny days.

9. Warm and clean sea in the Kabakum beach area.

10. The purest air in Varna and in my yard with pine trees.

11. Natural and tasty products and so on …

Eternal buzz!

Pluses a lot, just all in the head will not come. The main thing is that it’s quiet here. I wake up, and I’m glad that the new day has begun. That you do not have to run to work, solve numerous problems and so on.

 

Let’s Have a Vacation in Bulgaria

Holidays in Bulgaria

To enjoy the guaranteed sunsets, warm sea and cozy beaches, head to the Black Sea with more than 300 hours of sunshine in the high season. Safe, crystal-clear and calm waters with low salt content and no dangerous predatory animals are ideal for bathing, swimming and diving. Wide sandy beaches with fine golden sand (378 km) line the picturesque bays that are slowly sloping down the pretty woods. Like the surrounding countryside, the Black Sea itself is unusually rich in natural beauty and contrasts. Wide, open sea and sloping beaches adjoin small romantic bays, high sand dunes, breathtaking walls and cliffs, emerald green bays and fishing villages.

Bulgaria is a diverse, varied, attractive country, untouched natural beauty, an ideal destination for summer or winter holidays and holidays. Bulgaria lies in the heart of the Balkan peninsula. Magnificent nature, temperate climate, warm sea and numerous mineral springs are the real riches of the country. The territory of 111 000 km2 includes both spectacular mountains and wide fertile plains. The capital city is Sofia, the population is about 7.3 million. The highest peak of Bulgaria Musala is located in the Rila Mountains and reaches a height of 2925 meters.

This little country has much to offer to every tourist. Long summer, golden beaches, clean lakes, hot mineral springs, and thousands of historic cities. There are beautiful mountains with excellent conditions for relaxation as well as sports, both in winter and in summer, green valleys with a beautiful scent of roses. Welcome is nice and friendly here. Stay in Bulgaria is financially cheap and even profitable especially if you are occasionally still visit poker room casinos online. Of course, not the whole time during the holidays, but one game here and there while it’s raining can get you more money for the sunny days.

In the north of Bulgaria, the Danube River borders with Romania, and the border with Greece and Turkey is in the south. The eastern shores of Bulgaria are washed by the Black Sea. In the west, the country is neighboring Serbia and Macedonia.

Coast of the Black sea

To enjoy the guaranteed sunsets, warm sea and cozy beaches, head to the Black Sea with more than 300 hours of sunshine during the high season. Safe, crystal-clear and calm waters with low salt content and no dangerous predatory animals are ideal for bathing, swimming and diving. Wide sandy beaches with fine golden sand (378 km) line the picturesque bays that are slowly sloping down the pretty woods. Like the surrounding countryside, the Black Sea itself is unusually rich in natural beauty and contrasts. Wide, open sea and sloping beaches adjoin small romantic bays, high sand dunes, breathtaking walls and cliffs, emerald green bays and fishing villages.

Population and language

The population is about 7.3 million, of which about 1.2 million lives in Sofia. The inhabitants are generally hospitable and hospitable, the Bulgarian language (cyrillic), important inscriptions are in Latin, can speak Russian and world languages. 

Currency

The currency unit is 1 Leva, the LV mark (1 LV = 100 cents), banknotes in the value of 2, 5, 10, 20, 50, 100 currency is not freely convertible, the exchange is recommended from € or USD, the official rate is about 1 € = 1.95 LV, of course, expect a fee or rate slightly lower at the exchange. Banks are open from Monday to Friday from 8.00 am to 4.00 pm In larger tourist centers, ATMs are available 24 hours a day. Major international credit cards are Commonly accepted in large hotels, car rental, some restaurants and shops.

Healthcare

You can see the pharmacy according to the shield with the cross over the entrance and the APTEKA inscription. Some medicines, like us, are available without a prescription, at the appropriate fee.

In case of illness, contact a permanent travel agent delegate or hotel reception. Fees for medical care and medication are paid in cash. That is why it is necessary to count on the financial reserve.

On the basis of a medical report, receipts from a doctor and medicines, the insurance company reimburses you the amount after returning to your country of residence after submitting all the requisites.

Bulgarian Cuisine

The hotels are mostly cooked with international cuisine enriched with Balkan elements. The food is very tasty and varied due to the variety of vegetables, meat, fish and accessories. The most popular meat is chicken, pork and lamb, a wide selection of fish, local meat specialties such as “Kebabčeta”, “Kjufteta” (meatballs) are popular, the meat is grown on the grill (“Skara”), Possibly in the form of snacks and specialties by individual restaurants. Among the favorite attachments is white bread, usually baked and cooked potatoes, rice or pasta. Very popular is the Balkan cheese from sheep’s or cow’s milk “Kaškaval”, similar to hard cheese. Meals are seasoned with vinegar, olive oil, local spices, and garlic is often used. The salad is popular with Sopot, tomato and mixed.

Bulgarians usually start their meal with an aperitif (Mentovka, Mastika, Rakije), while the food is served from a variety of quality Bulgarian wines or beer (Zagorka, Kamenitza, Burgasko).

Bulgarians like food, they like it and especially slowly.

A Weekend In Sofia: What To Do And Places To Visit

So you have planned a trip to Sofia for a weekend. Now you ask yourself, what are the best places to visit? What kind of activities should you do? What history monuments should you visit? Or maybe you are up for some partying, then you probably want to know where are the best clubs in the city. In this article we will answer on all of you questions that you might have about Sofia, where to go and what to visit. So sit back and read through.

Sightseeing in Sofia:

First, you can see a lot of beautiful street art in Sofia. Pretty much every part of the city features some kind of the modern and beautiful street art. So if you are in the street art, well then you should definitely visit Sofia.

Also, Sofia is full of churches and all kinds of monuments and monumental buildings. Every history and architecture junkye will find something for themselves. The most important and impressive buildings in Sofia are Alexander Nevski cathedral wich is a main landmark of the city. Then you have the Russian orthodox church of St. George, also if you fan of the theater then you should visit national theater „Ivan Vazov“. Sveta Sofia is also a church worth of visiting, then you have monument Largo complex, which is beautiful in its own special way. You should definitely visit the national palace of culture and Narodno Sabranie which is a Bulgarian parliament. And believe us, there are many more monuments that are worth of seeing, but there is just too much of them to put in such a short article.

Sofia is well known as a „green capital“. You will find a lot of parks in the city with a beautiful nature. We would recommend you to visit the City garden, you will enjoy the beauty of the nature inside this beautiful park. If you are one of those people who cant live without you phone, you might just enjoy sitting there on the bench and play pay by phone casino.

Also, You should visit the Borisova gradina, in this park you can even find a small lake and many statues of famous Bulgarians, and if you are a fan of the sports, then you will be happy to know that two of the biggest stadiums in the city are located there.

If you want to experience how does the city of Sofia breeds, then you should visit one of the many Cafes that are located in the center of Sofia. That way you will see how people live and interact with one another. You could also go on city tours if you want to learn more information about the city.

Food in Bulgaria is just awesome! It tastes great, it is very affordable and there a lot of foods from which you can choose from. And if you like to party, then you are also in luck, there are a lot of clubs in the center of the Sofia which will accommodate pretty much any musical taste that you might have.

And there you have it, in sweet and short, best things you can do for a weekend in Sofia. We hope that you will find this article informative and helpful. Until the next time.

Bulgaria Creates First “Bionic” Cat

You probably think: „How the hell did they build the first bionic cats??“ Well we will answer that question in this article, and there are two bionic cats, not one.

Two poor stray cats in the Bulgaria had lose their back legs in the accident. Only way to make their life much easier is to create bionic limbs for them.  And they did. This was the first of the kind operation in the Europe outside Great Britain. And for the sake of this poor cats, it was succesfull.

The first cats name is Pooh, which in Bulgarian means „fluff“. And now the Pooh runs around the clinick like any ordinary cat, like the accident never had happened. Only difference between Pooh and any other cat is that Pooh has two tiny polymer-and-rubber paws that are mounted on titanium stems. The person that changed the Pooh`s life was veterinary surgeon Vladislav Zlatinov. He is a first ever veterenary surgeon in Europe that  was able to apply the pioneering metod of Irish neuro-ortopaedic surgeon Noel Fitzpatrick. He become famous when in 2009. he made Oscar the cat the first bionic cat by giving him a pair of behind legs.

It tooked a month for Pooh to make first steps with his new legs. And vetenerian Zlatinov is very happy with the progress. Now Pooh is able to walk, jump and run, it still looks clumsy, but it is a much, much better then when poor Pooh had no behind limbs. Now only problem presents the danger of possible infection which will pass after the skin grows over exposed bone.

This is why we love modern science. It allows us to help people and animals in the way that was not possible in the past. If Pooh was born 30 years ago and had the same accident then he would probably be dead. But with the progress of the science, we are able to change that. We can help those poor animals to live their lives as best as possible, in some cases like they never had any kind of accident.

Also, this story shows how much we as people care about the animals, how they are part of our lives, they are part of the nature, the same way as we are. If a person hates animals, then we know that there is something wrong with them, especially if they torture the poor animals. That is the reason why we are here, why we good people are here to protect and care about poor animals that don`t have their own home, their own human….we need to show the love to those poor animals and they will repay us with their own love, believe us.

Now, we hope that you liked this short article. That you will find it very interesting. Because this subject definitely was very interesting to write about. And the next time when you see the homeless animal in the street, do whatever you can to help them, how small it could be, it will be enough for them.

Top 10 Places To Visit In Bulgaria

Top 10 Places To Visit In Bulgaria

Top 10 Places To Visit In Bulgaria
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Bulgaria is an East European country located on the South East of Balkan peninsula. If you know anything about the Bulgaria then you probably know that Bulgaria is one of the most beautiful countries in the world. You can find pretty much every kind of natural beauty, from beautiful beaches to the luscious and beautiful inland. Also, Bulgaria is a very affordable, so don`t worry about overpriced food or other accommodations. Bulgaria is paradise on planet Earth and now we will tell you why that is the case. So sit back and read through top 10 places to visit in Bulgaria.