Michael Palin - New Europe (reviews on BG bits)

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Michael Palin - New Europe (reviews on BG bits)

Postby penbat » Mon Sep 24, 2007 7:45 am

Can we discuss the bits on BG on last nights TV prog ?

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Postby Garyjs » Mon Sep 24, 2007 8:00 am

I was hoping that it would be good to bring a flavour of Bulgaria into peoples home.

All that I can say is that I was not impressed, I think Turkey did better

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Postby neilmay » Mon Sep 24, 2007 8:00 am

Hi
I hope there is more next week.
Not a good overview of Bulgaria.
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Postby mariok » Mon Sep 24, 2007 8:06 am

Hi,
I found the program really disappointing and if you saw the images they presented of Plovdiv it would be the last place on earth you would want to visit. I know they have to show all sides of the story, but they could have at least shown some of the many wonderful places there are in Plovdiv as well. Speaking as someone who has been to the places in Plovdiv they featuered they are depressing and yes this does need to be highlighted, but I just cannot believe they didn't show any other parts.
Sofia you saw one church and a street and people dancing in the mountains. I thought they was utterly useless and very disappointing. There area many wonderful places in BG and nothing got a look in, what happened to the Black Sea, Veliko Tarnovo etc. Well I wont run on, but what a very dismal view of BG!
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Postby tempo » Mon Sep 24, 2007 8:23 am

first comments I got this morning, "cancel my booking its full of pikeys" did not do very well old BG

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Postby leedarkwood » Mon Sep 24, 2007 8:28 am

I was disappointed with the first program, it lacked the Palin magic.

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Postby royeun » Mon Sep 24, 2007 8:46 am

It was on the BBC don't foreget. Say no more

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Postby Zagorkaman » Mon Sep 24, 2007 9:03 am

i was really peed off with the bbc portrayal of BG.......they made it look like a **** full of undesirables and full of litter!!!!!!!!!!!!!







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Postby fey » Mon Sep 24, 2007 9:18 am

Well..at least it answered the 'Newbies' incessant questions about what's it like, and is it full of Gypsies?!!!

I was appalled at the state of their horses.. I thought they looked after them.

Much as I love Turkey, and think it is far superior to Bulgaria, it is not, after all in Europe. However, it gave it a great tourist boost.

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Postby mariok » Mon Sep 24, 2007 9:20 am

Just to add to add a little more :roll: I have spoken to the BBC and told them what a complete and utter disappointment their program was yesterday. I also feel they have done alot of damage, as programs like this would deter people from visiting BG and when so many Bulgarians rely on tourism thats completely unacceptable. Any one share these views?


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