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by emcee
Wed Jan 04, 2012 4:39 pm
Forum: NEWBIES - Say 'Hi' here!
Topic: New for 2012, Hi
Replies: 10
Views: 11185

I found I could be understood in Bourgas for instance, but not in the village when I first learned. That's probably because they've got used to the idea that you can't speak the language. I've found that many Bulgarians when they see a foreigner automatically assume they can't speak the language. M...
by emcee
Thu Nov 24, 2011 11:20 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Where Do You Go When You're Not In Bulgaria?
Replies: 32
Views: 7728

I would need to find things to keep me occupied for 3 or 4 days a week. Cant just go to the beach or sit outside cafe's every day


How about learning the language? Then you could sit outside cafes reading newspaper every day :D
by emcee
Thu Oct 20, 2011 1:24 pm
Forum: Banking/Currency/Insurance/Mortgages
Topic: monthly insurance payments
Replies: 9
Views: 10724

I don't know if house/contents is the same but here in BG but car insurance allows 12 x monthly payments Yes, but that's simply paying in instalments. If you claim during the year you still have to pay the instalments, and if you stop paying the instalments I don't know if the same company will insu...
by emcee
Sun Oct 02, 2011 7:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Civil unrest In Varna?
Replies: 11
Views: 3093

I think the 'novels' bit is a translation of 'romanlara', which would be Roma, i.e. Bulgarians are lynching Turks and Roma (or maybe Turkish Roma). At least in the riots in the UK it was (mainly) kids who wanted stuff going and taking it. The shop being smashed up in the video clip is being smashed ...
by emcee
Tue Sep 27, 2011 11:36 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: DESERTED BULGARIAN VILLAGES
Replies: 19
Views: 7177

The original list seems to stop at the letter "m"

And it's strange that Chepelare is on the Bulgarian list...when I last looked, Chepelare was alive and kicking.


Perhaps the list should come with a warning "...populations may go up as well as down..."
by emcee
Thu Aug 18, 2011 1:32 pm
Forum: Computers/Internet Access/Mobiles/TV/Video
Topic: Bulsatcom.
Replies: 392
Views: 116638

You can use a VCR

Here (in the UK) we use a VCR with our Bulsatcom receiver. I'm sure you could pick one up in a second hand shop in BG. There are plenty knocking around on freecycle.
by emcee
Sat Aug 13, 2011 10:50 pm
Forum: Banking/Currency/Insurance/Mortgages
Topic: interest rates on BG deposit accounts?
Replies: 118
Views: 36939

Try this if you want to put your money away for one year at a time,but I don't know how the others compare. The rate depends on the currency

http://deposits.rbb.bg/bg-BG/Private_Cu ... 2_deposit/
by emcee
Fri Jul 01, 2011 6:31 pm
Forum: Getting to & travelling in Bulgaria
Topic: Ryanair coming to Plovdiv at last
Replies: 194
Views: 70976

Beware if you are travelling through Stansted, they are charging £1 for the little plastic bags for liquids in hand luggage. Use your own bag from home... Actually, you put one pound in a bubble-gum type machine, you get 4 bags in one ball. So it's 25p each. I suppose we could have re-sold some of ...
by emcee
Fri Jul 01, 2011 6:26 pm
Forum: Getting to & travelling in Bulgaria
Topic: Taxi & Bus Plovdiv Airport to VT.
Replies: 10
Views: 2923

I was at the airport last Tuesday and there were a number of taxis waiting at the airport for clients, who had probably taken people to the airport. Make sure you confirm the price before you go (although the meter should be on). Slightly off-topic, but if you have the time, do visit the aviation mu...
by emcee
Fri Jan 07, 2011 5:16 pm
Forum: Holidays and Hotels in Bulgaria
Topic: Sozopol
Replies: 6
Views: 2262

Be adventurous

How about just turning up and wandering through the old town looking for a "kvartira"? We have done that over the years (even with 4 adults and 4 children), and we've met lots of local families that way who remember us for years afterwards. You always find something in the end. A clue that a room is...

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