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by houseman
Sun Apr 15, 2018 6:24 pm
Forum: Getting to & travelling in Bulgaria
Topic: Cabin Baggage Restrictions
Replies: 16
Views: 15854

Cabin Baggage Restrictions

Does anyone have experience of how strictly Tui / Thomson apply the 5Kg cabin baggage rule? My cabin bag weighs 3Kg empty, so I can't bring a lot back! Do they weigh cabin luggage?
Flying from Bourgas. Thanks.
by houseman
Wed Jan 24, 2018 11:21 am
Forum: My Place!
Topic: anyone bought near bojurets(bozhurets) kavarna
Replies: 26
Views: 26101

Re: anyone bought near bojurets(bozhurets) kavarna

I think more people might come forward if the o/p were not so vague. It almost sounds like some kind of scam to lure people. I'm not saying it is, but people are rightly wary of making contact with people who profess to "help" with all kinds of things these days.
by houseman
Tue Nov 21, 2017 12:39 pm
Forum: Banking/Currency/Insurance/Mortgages
Topic: Happy with your Bank? I'm not!
Replies: 13
Views: 20404

Re: Happy with your Bank? I'm not!

Given the government backed guarantee from the FSCS, if it were true that banks "own" your money, it would only be a technicality, and not relevant to any realistic scenario (I discount the possibility of sovereign debt wipeout or political revolution). I would rather trust stable, traditi...
by houseman
Thu Nov 09, 2017 5:06 pm
Forum: Banking/Currency/Insurance/Mortgages
Topic: Happy with your Bank? I'm not!
Replies: 13
Views: 20404

Re: Happy with your Bank? I'm not!

Factual update: the FSCS protects up to £85,000 per bank in the UK. As long as you don't have various bank accounts with banks which are related to each other the £85k protection is valid for each and every bank account you may have. I really don't think the present UK economy compares at all with t...
by houseman
Mon Nov 06, 2017 4:29 pm
Forum: Banking/Currency/Insurance/Mortgages
Topic: Happy with your Bank? I'm not!
Replies: 13
Views: 20404

Re: Happy with your Bank? I'm not!

Beg to differ: deposits of up to £75k (from memory) are protected from failing banks by statute in the UK; similar sums are protected in the EU.
But I don't want to take the thread off track with opinions about Crypto World. :D
by houseman
Sun Nov 05, 2017 1:14 pm
Forum: Banking/Currency/Insurance/Mortgages
Topic: Happy with your Bank? I'm not!
Replies: 13
Views: 20404

Re: Happy with your Bank? I'm not!

Thanks guys. :D Reg, I hope you're not going to get stung with bitcoin; I am far from alone in thinking it's essentially just a brilliant confidence trick wrapped up in technobabble and will one day crash leaving lots of people with worthless cybermoney. Oldtimer, thanks for your recommendation and ...
by houseman
Thu Nov 02, 2017 11:52 am
Forum: Banking/Currency/Insurance/Mortgages
Topic: Happy with your Bank? I'm not!
Replies: 13
Views: 20404

Re: Happy with your Bank? I'm not!

Thanks Truckyboy, sorry I picked yours up late. I had an account with Bulbank, long before it was part of Unicredit. From what you say it seems to have picked itself up, though maybe they have a higher number of English speaking staff in seaside resorts. The branch in Varna had almost nobody who spo...
by houseman
Tue Oct 24, 2017 11:38 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Saying hi after a break of 7 years
Replies: 4
Views: 3151

Re: Saying hi after a break of 7 years

Hi bullador, it's been a while! I don't use this site much these days being as we've got things pretty much sorted after 12 years (famous last words). We won't be coming to live permanently but we do enjoy our twice-a-year visits including diversions en route due to variable itineraries from UK. We ...
by houseman
Tue Oct 24, 2017 11:26 am
Forum: Banking/Currency/Insurance/Mortgages
Topic: Happy with your Bank? I'm not!
Replies: 13
Views: 20404

Re: Happy with your Bank? I'm not!

Thank you! I did try DSK for a while but the queues were always immense and hardly anyone on the staff spoke a word of English. Postbank sounds worth looking into though; I don't have or need any standing orders at the moment.
Cheers!
:D
by houseman
Mon Oct 23, 2017 7:01 pm
Forum: Banking/Currency/Insurance/Mortgages
Topic: Happy with your Bank? I'm not!
Replies: 13
Views: 20404

Happy with your Bank? I'm not!

With the closing of my usual branches of Pro Credit Bank in Varna so you now have to travel to the Western Industrial Zone to speak to an actual person, I reckon it's time to change banks. I made a few enquiries when we were out there, but nothing came of it: they either wanted monthly fees, didn't ...

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