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Bulgaria > Living


Just How Dangerous Is Life As An Expat In Bulgaria?

Sunday July 19, 2015 (14:08:12)
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Life in Bulgaria comes with plenty of benefits such as a stable economy, good employment opportunities, a pleasant climate, natural beauty and a relaxed way of life. As a result, most major cities and towns in Bulgaria have significant expat communities. Bulgaria also has a reputation of being a peaceful country where wars have not occurred in many years, natural disasters are not commonplace, and where the local population is friendly and welcoming.

But what challenges will expats face when moving to Bulgaria?   more ...

Bulgaria > Living


Expats Love Living In Bulgaria, Find Out Why!

Tuesday June 30, 2015 (19:59:58)
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There’s little not to like about living in Bulgaria. The climate is moderate and pleasant all year round. Natural wonders abound in the region and the Bulgarian landscape is decorated with numerous rivers, valleys, cave formations and lakes. The local population is friendly and welcoming, the cost of living is affordable, and the country’s economy enjoys stability.

If that hasn't already persuaded you, here is an overview of why expats simply love living in Bulgaria.   more ...

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A Few Tips For Expats Driving In Bulgaria

Friday May 15, 2015 (01:10:57)

Driving in Bulgaria can be a daunting experience for those unaccustomed to it. But expats can easily overcome this by paying attention to the road and sticking to the traffic rules.

Expats can use their foreign driving licenses, provided they are still valid. However, it is also necessary to have an International Driving Permit. The same rules apply for foreign license holders from EU and non-EU countries. Those who intend to extend their stay in Bulgaria beyond twelve months will have to obtain a Bulgarian license.   more ...

Bulgaria > Living


A Brief Guide To The Main Religious Beliefs In Bulgaria

Thursday April 30, 2015 (03:25:14)

For most people, Bulgaria isn't the most well-known of countries. Needless to say, this is not because the country lacks natural beauty, history, culture, industry, or infrastructure. The Republic of Bulgaria, as it is officially known, is a thriving, modern, democratic country in south-eastern Europe, and if this is to be your home for a few years, there is plenty for you to look forward to.

When it comes to religion, Bulgaria is similar to most other European countries – Christianity is the main religion, there is a significant Muslim population, and other smaller groups make up the remainder of the population.   more ...

Bulgaria > Living


5 Things You Should Do When Living In Bulgaria (And 1 You Definitely Shouldn't)

Sunday February 15, 2015 (21:25:04)

Bulgaria’s rolling mountain ranges, spectacular beaches and historic towns attract a steady stream of visitors and expats. Bulgaria is a unique country with many benefits. Its proximity to many other countries allows for convenient travel. Bulgarian cuisine is delicious and healthy, and the people are often warm and generous. The country is often regarded as a photographer’s paradise because of the many interesting places to see and things to do. For those who want to explore Bulgaria, here are 5 things you should do.

Skiing at Bansko

Bulgaria’s renowned winter sports resort, Bansko, is just as fun in the summer months too. The town of Bansko lies in southwest Bulgaria and sits at the foot of the Pirin Mountain.   more ...

Bulgaria > Links


Bulgaria – Five Recommended Expat Blogs

Sunday September 07, 2014 (19:23:28)

Bulgaria seems to be growing in popularity both as a holiday destination and as an expat living location. We’ve spent some time looking for the best blogs for anyone who’s thinking of moving to Bulgaria and needs tips, practical advice or just an idea of what to expect.

The Good Life Bulgaria

With some beautiful photography, amusing stories of day-to-day life in rural Bulgaria and tips for people who are thinking of moving abroad, husband and wife team Andy & Marie run an excellent blog that puts its readers into the shoes of a person already living in the Bulgarian countryside. There are also several links to other sites that provide useful information for anyone thinking of moving there, and advice on finding the right property once you’ve decided to make the move.   more ...

Bulgaria > Living


5 Things You Should Know Before Moving To Bulgaria

Wednesday August 20, 2014 (03:36:17)

Expats move to Bulgaria for various reasons such as work or retirement. There are also those who make the move for the purpose of leisure, Bulgaria being a country with a beautiful natural habitat, seaside resorts and attractive cities. Other reasons include a more affordable cost of living and economically priced real estate in comparison to western countries. While moving to Bulgaria has been a fulfilling experience for many, there may be potential disappointments for some. Here are 5 things you should know before moving to Bulgaria.   more ...

Bulgaria > Health


Using The Healthcare System In Bulgaria - A Short Guide For Expats

Tuesday June 17, 2014 (00:59:41)

The Ministry of Health in Bulgaria takes care of the execution and supervision of the National Health Service and policy in the country. Healthcare in each of the administrative districts of Bulgaria is taken care of by Regional Health Centers. All residents are eligible to receive some amount of health insurance coverage. In addition, one can also opt for private healthcare for an extra cost. The working population in Bulgaria is legally required to make health insurance contributions. It is advisable for both visitors and residents to have health insurance, as without it medical bills can be quite high.   more ...

Bulgaria > Property


Should You Buy Or Build A House In Bulgaria?

Wednesday March 05, 2014 (03:05:04)

Bulgaria is a great place to live in because it is rather centrally located on the continent, having shared borders with countries like Greece, Turkey and Romania. It is only a night train or bus ride away from Austria, Italy, Hungary, Croatia and Slovakia. The country itself is a land of beauty with its scenic Black Sea coast, mountains and historic ruins and monasteries. Life here is modern and connected, with even small villages having high-speed Internet access. The cost of living is low and the property prices are among the cheapest in the world.

One of the best ways to get a sense of the Bulgarian property market is to connect with other expat buyers.   more ...

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Where Are The Latest Expat Property Hotspots In Bulgaria?

Monday February 24, 2014 (04:31:27)

Bulgaria is increasingly becoming a popular destination for permanent living, as seen by the statistics of the British Embassy in the country, which states that there are now approximately 3000 British expats residing in Bulgaria. More than 20 percent of these have taken up permanent residence in Veliko Tarnovo and Gabrovo. These regions draw expats from across Europe, as well as vacationers. Bulgaria’s appeal lies in the fact that living here is relatively cheap as compared to other European countries.

Veliko Tarnovo

The region of Veliko Tarnovo in north central Bulgaria has become home to many expats because it is known to be excellent for living, working or even simply retiring.   more ...

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