Discover Bulgaria from the waterfront

Dear owner of a holiday apartment in Bulgaria,  

You have now the opportunity to discover Bulgaria from the waterfront with a fast ferry. There are daily departures from Nessebar respectively Sozopol and Varna with return on the same day, and from Balchick to Varna.

You can read more about prices and departure times on the following link.

Fast ferry on the BlackSea

Bulgaria Choses Not to Go for the EUR

Source: Reuters

Bulgaria is the poorest country in the EU, so recording in the euro area has otherwise been a strategic goal.

But now Bulgaria is dropping all plans to have the euro as the official currency in the country.

The decision was made due to the deteriorating economic situation and the bleak outlook for the EU economy.

It says Finance Minister of Bulgaria, Mr Simeon DJANKOV today, writes Reuters.

– Right now I can not see any advantages to join the euro zone, other than expenses, says Djankov in an interview with the Wall Street Journal.

– It’s too risky for us, just as we do not know how it will look in one or two years, says finance minister.

Djankov predicts a five-year zero-growth in the euro zone, unless EU leaders lashing out at Germany’s tough demands on the economy, he said.

In return, he means a growth in Bulgaria this year of 1.5 percent.

Facts about Bulgaria

  • Area: 101,912 km2.
  • Population: Approximately 7.8 million
  • Religion: Orthodox Christians.
  • Capital: Sofia, about 1.2. million inhabitants.
  • Other large cities: Plovdiv, Bourgas, Varna.
  • Visa: Non for EU citizins.
  • Currency: Leva. (1 lev = 100 stotinki). 1 lev = 0,43 pound.
  • Languages: Bulgarian, a Slavic language that uses the Cyrillic alphabet. In the big cities, resorts, hotels and restaurants most people speak English or German.
  • Credit Cards: Can be used in larger cities, but it’s easiest to pay in cash. In most cities there are ATMs where  VISACARD, MASTERCARD, DINERS and others can be used. There can be raised Leva 400 per day.
  • Time Difference: Central European (Danish time +1 hour)
  • Drinking water: It is recommended to drink plenty of spring water sold in bottles everywhere.
  • Opening Hours: Many small shops are open around the clock. Banks and public offices are generally open Monday-Friday 8:00 to 12:00 & 13:00-17:00
  • Climate in Bulgaria: The climate in Bulgaria is moderate continental climate with hot summer and cold winter.