Daniel Montiglio, Varna

Who are you? My name is Daniel Montiglio, I’m originally from Chile and I have been living in Varna, Bulgaria for the last 15 years. Where, when and why did you move abroad? I left Chile in 2002 to work in the cruise industry I wanted to see the world and learn from new experiences.A … Read more

Caroline May, Vratsa

Who are you? My name is Caroline May. I’m 64 and retired. I used to be a special school teacher. Where, when and why did you move abroad? My partner, Danny (51), and I were living abroad for nearly three years before we came to Bulgaria.We lived in Ireland, Spain and France, then we realised … Read more

Martin Stephenson

Who are you? My name is Martin Stephenson and I am an English artist, author and teacher from Yorkshire. Where, when and why did you move abroad? I moved to Bulgaria 10 years ago to semi-retire, as I lost my sister to cancer and decided to live the dream instead of waiting for retirement.I had … Read more

Daniel Roy, Sofia

Who are you? My name is Daniel Roy. I’m a freelance narrative video game writer from Montreal, Canada.These days I live in Sofia, Bulgaria with my partner Helene, who is also Canadian. Where, when and why did you move abroad? My first expatriation was to Shanghai in 2003. My partner Helene and I both wanted … Read more

George St Clare, Balchik

George, it's been a few years since we last caught up with you – where are you living now? Have to say it’s very nice to hear from you again and for you to follow up on our progress in Bulgaria 7 years on from our first interview!In fact, around 5 years ago, since we … Read more

Rebecca Richardson, Sofia

Who are you? Hello, my name is Rebecca Richardson and I’m a sales and marketing professional from the UK. Before moving to Bulgaria I have worked in Dubai, UAE and Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. I love to travel and feel very fortunate that I’ve been able to combine my love of travel with my career. … Read more

Joanna Newman, Veliko Turnovo

Hi I am Joanna Newman. I was a wife, as well as a mother & nana, when I moved here but I am now single. Not sure who I am right now as I am re-evaluating this very question. I am though the face behind “The Secret Garden Tea Room” which raise money for charities … Read more

Eric Helms, Bratsigovo

Who are you? My name is Eric Helms and I am an American human rights professional working in the fields of Roma rights and human trafficking prevention. I was born and raised in Denver, Colorado and still consider it my home despite my endlessly itinerant lifestyle. I have a bachelor’s degree in International Business and … Read more

Darrin Best, Albena

My name is Darrin Best and I am based near the Albena resort and Balchik town, in Bulgaria, about 35km from Varna airport. I moved in 2004.I just wanted to do something different and adventurous, something new. I faced many challenges during the move. Not only the language and the alphabet, which is in Cyrillic, … Read more

George St Clare, Balchik

My name is George St Clare and I currently live in Balchik on the Northern Black Sea Coast of Bulgaria. Prior to Bulgaria, I have worked in the computer field in the UK and Qatar, computers and real estate in Russia and real estate in Malta. In Bulgaria, I run three companies – GPS systems, … Read more

Rachel Gawith, Central Bulgaria

I am Rachel, a British girl, born in North West England. Studied medical biochemistry and then did a law degree and practiced as a lawyer in a high street firm for a couple of years before getting bored with the desk job and 9 till 5. Lived on a farm most of my life until … Read more

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