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by balkankiwi
Wed May 11, 2011 6:42 pm
Forum: Media Coverage
Topic: Bulgaria's use of agricultural land...
Replies: 20
Views: 5770

"He [Borisov] suggested that the vast tracts of deserted land in the country should be cultivated." This from the novinite item mentioned by the OP. What a brilliant idea from dear leader Bate Boiko. Wonder why no-one thought of it before. The fact is, it's nearly 20 years now since the start of th...
by balkankiwi
Tue May 10, 2011 8:57 pm
Forum: Employment
Topic: school employment for foreign teachers?
Replies: 29
Views: 18137

It may be more common - it's not any better ;)

BalkanKiwi (CertTESOL)
by balkankiwi
Tue May 10, 2011 12:23 pm
Forum: Business Link
Topic: Snails v Worms v ?
Replies: 1
Views: 7341

Snails v Worms v ?

Hi there, With the ongoing economic crisis and all, I've been thinking about what I could do - realistically (meaning in a financial sense) - with my lake-front land, or part of it. The projected villa development is not going to happen any time soon - possibly not this century - and meantime I have...
by balkankiwi
Tue May 10, 2011 7:42 am
Forum: Employment
Topic: school employment for foreign teachers?
Replies: 29
Views: 18137

What's an "ESOL", please? .... It's not a qualification I recognise. As has been noted, "ESOL" is just an acronym used in the English-teaching world. Others are "EFL" (English as a foreign language) and "ESL" (English as a second language). The most recognised teaching qualification which uses "ESO...
by balkankiwi
Tue May 10, 2011 7:28 am
Forum: Learn the Language
Topic: Electronic translators
Replies: 8
Views: 2495

If it's mainly Web-based content you want to translate (ie, html text), you could use the free programs available on the internet. There's Microsoft's Bing Translator and Google Translate for example. My observation has been than Google Translate performs better, tho' neither are perfect. Also, if y...
by balkankiwi
Sat May 07, 2011 7:39 am
Forum: Employment
Topic: school employment for foreign teachers?
Replies: 29
Views: 18137

I guess the original poster has long since lost interest but a bit of info on teaching English, at least in Sofia. There is a modest/steady demand for native-speaking teachers - ie from the English-speaking world - with either a general teaching qualification or a recognised "ESOL" (English for spea...
by balkankiwi
Wed May 04, 2011 8:41 pm
Forum: Learn the Language
Topic: Bulgarian tutors for English in Troyan
Replies: 2
Views: 1237

Hi Mem, And welcome to Troyan, my favourite small Bulgarian city - it's good to hear of people moving in rather than out! (It's official population has been savaged in the recently completed national census.) I'm sure it'll be possible to find a suitable teacher of Bulgarian for your daughter, tho' ...
by balkankiwi
Wed May 04, 2011 8:24 pm
Forum: Banking/Currency/Insurance/Mortgages
Topic: Bulgarian banks operating in UK?
Replies: 4
Views: 5253

Bulgarian banks operating in UK?

I've had a squiz on this forum but can't find anything on point. Does anyone happen to know whether any of the banks operating in Bulgaria also have retail banking operations in the UK, specifically England? Eg, that work-related payments in the UK could be paid into, for transfer to a Bulgarian acc...
by balkankiwi
Tue Jan 25, 2011 4:07 pm
Forum: Property Buying/Selling Advice
Topic: agriculture land
Replies: 11
Views: 4463

As someone else has noted, the categorisation of agricultural land starts at 1, being the most valuable for agricultural purposes, with 10 being the least valuable. It's not just soil fertility - irrigation, accessibility and other factors are taken into account. So category 8 is near the "least val...
by balkankiwi
Mon Sep 07, 2009 7:18 pm
Forum: Getting to & travelling in Bulgaria
Topic: Using the Serbia Route - Recent Observations
Replies: 370
Views: 108913

Hi all, Travelling from Bulgaria to Holland this week. I was wondering if it is necessary for me to get Serbian Dinar and Croatian Kuna for the trip or will my credit card and Euros be sufficient. Thanks Did the run myself week before last. As for motorway tolls, you can get all the way across Serb...

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