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by Mat
Thu Nov 29, 2018 7:20 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Bastardisation of Bulgaria
Replies: 10
Views: 623

Re: The Bastardisation of Bulgaria

and actually believe a return to the old days would benefit them. Conveniently forgetting what it was like. Just like Brexit. Nostalgia for an idealised past that actually never existed. Enjoying Bulgaria just needs expectation management. As long as you come to peace with the knowledge that your n...
by Mat
Wed Nov 14, 2018 7:22 am
Forum: Visas, Residency & Registration
Topic: BREXIT UPDATE MEETING IN VELIKO TARNOVO
Replies: 13
Views: 775

Re: BREXIT UPDATE MEETING IN VELIKO TARNOVO

Rees-Mogg is unhappy, so it must be good news. Then again, that ghastly man is permanently unhappy.
by Mat
Tue Nov 06, 2018 11:17 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Bastardisation of Bulgaria
Replies: 10
Views: 623

Re: The Bastardisation of Bulgaria

Well if you repeatedly elect a known mafia lord and drug kingpin as your prime minister, what on earth do you expect? The fish rots from the head. I would love to buy myself a village bolthole and start planting trees to enjoy in my retirement but the moment my back is turned the locals would nick e...
by Mat
Fri Nov 02, 2018 6:56 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Problems ending a mobile contract
Replies: 9
Views: 696

Re: Problems ending a mobile contract

Mtel (or whatever it is now called) did the same with my wife and she ended up having to pay out the rest of the contract to get out of it. These people are absolute bastards but have the politicians in their pockets so there is not much to be done. When we left BG we had to pay the rest of the TV c...
by Mat
Fri Sep 14, 2018 8:39 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Shipping containers
Replies: 1
Views: 323

Re: Shipping containers

As soon as you want to hook it up to infrastructure you'll need planning, whatever its made of. I remember years ago people were trying to build 'earth ship' type houses from straw bales and had a hell of a time convincing the planning authorities. But they got there. You can put a temporary structu...
by Mat
Fri Sep 07, 2018 7:34 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Is anyone still using this site?
Replies: 35
Views: 4804

Re: Is anyone still using this site?

I had a sudden feeling it was 2003 all over again. Perhaps I've mellowed in my old age. Kenya is not the place it was 25 years ago - pollution and poverty but more seriously a lack of hope. Plus its insanely expensive - school fees for a 6 year old are $18,000. BG always had pollution and poverty bu...
by Mat
Thu Sep 06, 2018 6:49 pm
Forum: NEWBIES - Say 'Hi' here!
Topic: Hello again!
Replies: 12
Views: 2282

Re: Hello again!

Hello Astrid, If you want to do this as a hobby, you can find someone to walk you through the rules. If you want to do this for anything like an income, think again. You are competing with all your Bulgarian neighbours for eggs and for selling pigs and/or milk you run into a whole bunch of veterinar...
by Mat
Fri Jun 15, 2018 2:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Is anyone still using this site?
Replies: 35
Views: 4804

Re: Is anyone still using this site?

Haven't been here for ages, both due to moving to Kenya and not really having a use for the place. Was hoping to find gossip on the very recently late and dearly departed Leslie Grantham, but alas. Forums are like marriages - you have to know when they have run their course and move on to new things...
by Mat
Wed Oct 25, 2017 1:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Dog transport to UK
Replies: 0
Views: 1452

Dog transport to UK

Can't find anything recent - looking for a transporter to drive a dog to the UK (Bournemouth). Any recommendations appreciated. Also looking to IATA approved travel crates for shipping a couple of other beasts to Kenya

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