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Post Posted: Wed Dec 13, 2006 9:25 pm

AAAGGGHHHH. If i shout in the street, they'll probably arrest me!

After 9 months of living here, I'm fed up of being fleeced because "you are not bulgarian".

I have just been called into a doctors, and told I have to pay NI for the last 6 years, I have to give back the medication I was given by them., and then they charged me 20 leva for the consultation. It took me 6 months to get the stuff!

Oh well.... ....


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Post Posted: Thu Dec 14, 2006 2:19 am

What are you doing in that crazy Bulgaria? All the bulgarians run away from it, and you decide to move there Question Shocked


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Post Posted: Thu Dec 14, 2006 1:53 pm

i'm a bit calmer now! It is a beautiful country that would be an ideal place to bring up the kids, lots of freedom, the children are treated differently here.

Not all bulgarians are trying to run away. The ones I meet are fiercly patriotic and it probably isn't far off if I say they hate foreigners. I can understand where they are coming from!!

Still the problems we have got much worse, so it does look like a return to the UK within the next 3 weeks.


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Post Posted: Thu Dec 14, 2006 11:18 pm

Really sorry to hear you are fed up with Bulgaria. We are thinking of moving out there in the next few years - having bought out there between Balchik and Dobrich.

A few questions - do you have good Bulgarian neighbours?

Whereabouts are you located - ie which village? Do you know any other British families there for friendship and support? Are you really going to come back to live in the UK?

Hope to hear from you and good luck



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Post Posted: Fri Dec 15, 2006 2:02 pm

Hi Susan,
Whilst I haven't met you, I think I know of you and you are the one who got me the contact of the builder for the wall.

Our immediate neighbours are lovely, very friendly and have helped me by telling me what I should be planting and when etc. There is another British family nearby which is good, not that we actually see each other that often as we are both always running about chasing our tails!

Our biggest problem is getting hold of medicine. We got so far down the line and have been given the news we can get no more. When I wrote the first post I thought that was it, no more meant no more. However after much arguing (with the help of a bulgarian friend!) we have now found a place that will sell us the medicine privately, as long as we have all the documents to say we need it. The short term cost we can handle, but over time, having to pay for the schools, the medicine etc etc ... It isn't cheap out here!

We are now going to see if anything changes in January, but somehow I don't think it will.


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Post Posted: Sat Dec 16, 2006 1:33 am

I really wonder what Bulgaia you are talking about? We live her for almost 2 years now, I don't think the Bulgarian hate foreigners and about Docs and medecine, you go to the local Doc you pay 1.50lv for consultation and you buy your medecine at the pharmacy like anyone else. I got sick few times and someone I know had cancer, the Docs in UK said infection but here they used unsophistecated material but found out that it was a cancer had a surgery in Stara Zagora hospital and now out of cancer.
You have to speak the language to understand what they say.



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Post Posted: Tue Dec 19, 2006 11:34 pm

AH CHERIFA!...WOTTO?...YOU Are SOOO RIGHT!...Regarding Your...
Dismissive 'Note' To Me...You Know The One...About My Need To ...
Speak ENGLISH...I'm SURE You Remember...As YOU Say...You DO Need
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....ANYWAY Enough of This Tittle-Tattle...This Tiresome But Requisite...
Perigrination...........................HAVE a NICE Day!..................Bobby.




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