Category: Bulgaria

St Vlas via Sofia

Cheap Flight! Decided to fly to Sofia for my September 2016 visit to St Vlas with one of my sisters.  To be honest I’ve been wanting to see the capital of Bulgaria for quite a while and when I checked out the flight prices with Ryanair – Birmingham to Sofia airport...

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Cheap flights to Bourgas

September flights We’ve just booked a flight – London Luton to Bourgas – 27 September to 7 October for £67.98 each return!  (as of 25 July 2015 – the prices can vary)  And if you can travel light (small cabin bag 42 x 32 x 25 cms) it won’t cost...

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Did You Know?

Flowers In Bulgaria it’s traditional to give an even number of flowers at a funeral.  It’s therefore considered inauspicious to give an even number on a happy occasion, so, always make sure you give somebody an odd number when presenting them with a bouquet (or give them a single flower) Nodding...

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Help save Jora and Black

The featured image isn’t a photo of the actual lions (it was copied from animalcrossing.wikia.com) Helen Worth (“Gail” in TV’s soap Coronation Street) appeared on todays ITV1 Good Morning Britain programme  to make an appeal about two lions – named Jora and Black – that used to be part of a circus in...

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Thracian Cliffs Golf & Beach Resort

Now I can’t confess that I’m a golf enthusiast but I’ve just come across a website that claims to be amongst one of the top 100 golf courses in the world.  Actually, after viewing the website thraciancliffs and watching the promotional video that comes with it, I’m beginning to see why.  It is...

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Bulgaria’s Currency

The Lev (or “leva” in plural) is the currency of Bulgaria.  It is divided into 100 stotinki (nicknamed “stinkies”). wikipedia – Bulgarian_lev  Although Bulgaria joined the EU in approximately 2007, luckily they decided not to change their currency to the euro.  I say “luckily” as I think prices seem to go...

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Martenitsa

Also Known As Grandma Marta Day On the first of March each year, when Spring is starting to show its face at last, the Bulgarians decorate trees with red and white dolls (male and female) and ribbons, usually made of yarn.    It’s also traditional to exchange red and white...

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Spring is starting to show

It’s A Lovely Feeling … At last the long cold winter is slowly disappearing and Spring is most definitely on its way – you can tell by the way the trees and plants are budding.  Although it was still pretty cold when we visited St Vlas this month (March 2015)...

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Flights to Bourgas

Balkan airplane

During the main holiday period (May to September) it’s very easy to get to Bulgaria from nearly all UK airports.  The main airlines are Thomsons, BH Air (Balkan Holidays) and wizzair.  Bourgas airport is the closest one to Vlas and Sunny Beach (about 30 to 40 minutes drive) but there’s...

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Getting About Bulgaria Quickly and Cheaply!

transport in bulgaria

One of the best (and cheapest) ways to get around is by public bus.  During the holiday season (May to September) the buses run very regularly.  If you want to go to Sunny Beach from Vlas there are two buses you can get on – no. 5 and no. 8....

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