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Sunday, 25 December 2011

Opinion Poll

Hi everyone, I will be extending the Opinion Poll until March to see how the trends develop.At the moment Balchik is just ahead as your favourite place in Bulgaria but we shall see if this lasts till March.

I am glad I extended the poll as it's now neck and neck with Sofia now climbing up with VT and Balchik.It would be informative if you could post when you vote, with what it is you like so much about these places.

Saturday, 17 December 2011

New Building in Topola near to three world class golf courses and Balchik

Here is a series of pictures from our new build project near the international golf courses in Topola, near Balchik.The project is very near completion and ,as you can see, is high quality.The price for each house is 130,000 Euro's.Each house is 160m2.There are three bedrooms (all with balconies) and three bathrooms.For further info please e mail me on info@gobg.co.uk.













Bulgaria Holidays, Flights to Bulgaria, Croatia Holidays, Montenegro and Slovenia

Bulgaria Holidays, Flights to Bulgaria, Croatia Holidays, Montenegro and Slovenia:

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Sunday, 11 December 2011

BTV News Last Night

Private TV Channel BTV aired again, a 4 year old documentary related to dodgy church land sales in the Rogachevo/Obrochishte area.Land was sold at a pittance and then re-sold for 200,000 Euro's.Guess what ?; the Limo-loving Bishop of Varna was involved in that too.Obviously BTV Novinite senses blood here as they devoted half the evening news to the programme.Something seems really rotten at the heart of the Varna Bishopric !. And to think that this individual is a serious candidate to replace Patriarch Maxim, the Head of the Bulgarian Orthodox Church.

Mass protests in Russia call for election rerun - Europe - World - The Independent

Mass protests in Russia call for election rerun - Europe - World - The Independent:

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Thursday, 8 December 2011

On Line Poll : Your Favourite Place in Bulgaria

Please take part in our on-line poll.Already a few interesting trends, with no votes so far for Varna.Give us your views by voting and/or commenting here.

On another note we have just passed the 6000 unique visitors milestone (actually 8000 unique visitors since the web counter was put on after the blog started).We passed the 5000 milestone on the 6th October 2011, so this means that we have had 500 new people looking at the blogsite every month.In another measurement, Page Views now stand at 24717.

Thanks to all readers I hope you enjoy the news and views here !.

Fergie in spat with Keane as awful United crash out - European - Football - The Independent

Fergie in spat with Keane as awful United crash out - European - Football - The Independent:

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Bulgarian PM's a star performer - News & Comment - Football - The Independent

Bulgarian PM's a star performer - News & Comment - Football - The Independent:

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Wednesday, 7 December 2011

Tuesday, 6 December 2011

Muppet movies: their communist plots revealed | Film | The Guardian

Muppet movies: their communist plots revealed | Film | The Guardian:

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Absolutely crazy accusations..only in America !.

Bulgaria: Bulgaria's Housing Prices Decrease by 6% September 2011 y/y - Novinite.com - Sofia News Agency

Bulgaria: Bulgaria's Housing Prices Decrease by 6% September 2011 y/y - Novinite.com - Sofia News Agency:

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Uncles' Comment: Statistics in Bulgaria are notoriously unreliable.However if we take the year on year figures and then look at the last quarter it seems to show a flattening out of the market.That might more correctly be called a 'flat-lining' since, with stagnant demand, it cannot begin to recover until liquidity returns to the market.

Bulgaria: Energo Pro Needs License to Start Power Supply Business in Bulgaria - Novinite.com - Sofia News Agency

Bulgaria: Energo Pro Needs License to Start Power Supply Business in Bulgaria - Novinite.com - Sofia News Agency:

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Uncles' Comment: This so called 'deal' has gone through without government approval, and is there fore a 'non-deal'.Eon was widely regarded as a poor provider, and has probably opted out of the Bulgaria as it is not so profitable as its more lucrative Western European markets.

Wednesday, 30 November 2011

New Years Eve Party Hotel Bulgaria Dobrich

A 6 course meal with rakia and wine only 60lv. Hotel rooms around 50lv.Cheap as Chips.!.

http://dess.moonfruit.com/#/club-news/4544797906

I  will be going and I heard the Lions Club celebration there was great.

Anybody wants Christmas Eve party, let my colleagues know


Tuesday, 29 November 2011

Breaking News !! Varna Airport closed till May !!

I have it from informed sources that Varna airport will be closed until May, not February, as the work is over-running.This is bad news for the local economy and inconvenient for people having to trek from Burgas.Keep posted for events.

UPDATE: Bookings are being taken from the 20th March.The runway is now finished.

Saturday, 19 November 2011

Germany tightens the screw on 'isolated' Britain as tensions soar - Europe - World - The Independent

Germany tightens the screw on 'isolated' Britain as tensions soar - Europe - World - The Independent:

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Table Top El Barr Rogachevo 11am-1pm 20/11/11

There will be a table top sale for all your UK goodies such as sausages,bacon,pies and other things, on the above date.

Ireland's budget leak to Germany brings home some harsh realities | Siobhán Dowling | Comment is free | guardian.co.uk

Ireland's budget leak to Germany brings home some harsh realities | Siobhán Dowling | Comment is free | guardian.co.uk:

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The harsh reality of bailouts is that the country has effectively been taken over by international financiers.Sovereignty is at best eroded if not lost.

Bulgaria fined by Uefa after racist chanting against England | Football | The Guardian

Bulgaria fined by Uefa after racist chanting against England | Football | The Guardian:

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Wednesday, 16 November 2011

Uncle Bulgaria Blog Update

Good Morning Readers, from a -2C Obrochishte village.Nice pretty frost and feeling very crisp outside.

Last night, whilst slaving over a hot laptop, I changed the design of the blogsite as an experiment.I think it looks pretty good, but any feedback would be appreciated.

One interesting note from yesterday was that there were 398 page views virtually all from the USA.Obviously there is higher internet penetration in the States than anywhere else,but I think it is just some search engine trolling through.Still nice to get the stats up.

I am working with ex-pats here to stage a ceremony at the Crimean War Memorial in Varna, next Armistice Day, it is a long way off but I will keep readers posted as we would like a large turnout.

Tuesday, 15 November 2011

Winter Offers on GoBG Real Estate and Building

Hi everyone,

I thought I would just showcase our winter offers.Here in Bulgaria everything is so cheap !.So what we are doing is simply saying to prospective clients, please just give us a description of what you want and a budget, and we will find it for you !!!.

Please bear in mind that the New Builds start from us at 435 Euro's a square metre and older properties that are reasonable in price, and location, are from 40,000 Euro's just e mail me on info@gobg.co.uk or skype darrin2433 or click on the post heading.

We should stop panicking about Boozy Britain | | Independent Battle of Ideas Blogs

We should stop panicking about Boozy Britain | | Independent Battle of Ideas Blogs:

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Sunday, 13 November 2011

GOBG PROPERTY WEBSITE

Good Morning readers from a cold and overcast Bulgaria, it will be barely above freezing here today so I think I will making a sortie to Elbarr Bar in Rogachevo, which has the advantage of being warm and there will be plenty of people to chat to.Winter here is very quiet and there is not a lot to do, so it is important to give structure to your life with hobbies and interests.I have quite a busy life, but I don't envy the people who are retired out here in the winter months.

On another note please take a look at my property website by clicking on the post heading.The Bulgarian property market now offers great value for money and there are great bargains to be had.

Saturday, 12 November 2011

Hard times - Bulgaria - The Sofia Echo

Hard times - Bulgaria - The Sofia Echo:

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Bulgaria's level of exposure to Greece and Italian problems is truly worrying 28% and 25% of deposits/assets are big sums.

Honouring the fallen - Features - The Sofia Echo

Honouring the fallen - Features - The Sofia Echo:

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I think for next year the expat community should get together to commemorate the war dead who are in the Central Cemetary in Varna.It's a long way off but is anyone interested ?.

Wednesday, 9 November 2011

Bulgaria's average salary grows to 704 leva in September - Business - The Sofia Echo

Bulgaria's average salary grows to 704 leva in September - Business - The Sofia Echo:

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Fascinating

Who is the 'Tour De Force' behind Boyko Brisov?

Letters to the Editor
After Bulgaria's Presidential and Mayoral elections Boyko Borisov and his GERB government / political party have consolidated their power over Bulgaria, with a stranglehold grip and now have a mandate to essentially do what they like for the next two years.
At the GERB press conference that followed (with speeches by Borisvo and his fellow partners), Borisov launched into a vitriolic attack on the last Socialist PM, his party and the communists that ruled Bulgaria for forty five years, blaming all the present woes of the country on all of them. What Borisvo failed to admit was that he and most of the political parties and their prominent members, owe their existence and everything to the situation that the communists left Bulgaria in after 1989, when the plunder and pillage of the countries assets started in earnest.
There are many examples of the systematic distribution of the state property that were planned before 1989, but did not appear until that date when most companies where formed and lots of people became very wealthy over night. Don't forget that in 1989 the total worth of Bulgarian state assets were valued at 30 billion US dollars and only 10% of that figure has ever been recouped
Also, 1989 was the start of a new era for the ex Soviet countries when they at last embraced democracy, but for Bulgaria and Russia it was the beginning of the end for absolute state control and the signal for the distribution of wealth to the people close to the old powers and their hangers on. These people now control their countries through crime, corruption, politics, judiciary and business cartels.
Having the right connections in any walk of life is important for a person's advancement and looking back over Borisov's rapid climb to his present position, is it blatantly obvious that he had lots. His first stroke of luck was having his father Metodi working in the Ministry of Interior (the forerunner of the present MOI), as an official. This gave the young ambitious Borisov a great start in life and a foothold on the ladder for what lay ahead. But, the biggest connection was yet to come!
In 1988 Borisov and his wife swapped partners with Tsvetelina Borislavova and her husband and this is when Borisov's climb accelerated even beyond his own expectations and answers lots of the questions about his intelligence and ability with things today.
Tsvetelina Borislavova is very smart and has not become Bulgaria's richest women by coincidence, without lots of useful connections from the past. Her father was in the former intelligence service and was posted to various countries via the Bulgarian embassies there. Her former husband's (and Boyko's friend and swapping partner) father was a member of the Bulgarian Politburo and also an ambassador, so everything was in place for things to happen when the distribution of Bulgarian wealth started.
Ipon-1, the vehicle for Borisov's advancement was founded in 1989, with Tsvetelina Borislavova and him as the two partners. Quickly, Todor Zhivkov (who was under house arrest) along with Ex King Simeon 11 where clients of the company, with Borisvo being their personal body guard. In 2001-05 Borisov rose to the rank of a general and became Chief Secretary of the Ministry of the Interior under the ex King's patronage.
In 2005 Borisov became mayor of Sofia and in 2006 GERB was formed as a political party and the rest is history.
This for me answers a lot of questions how a person of Borisov's intelligence could do all the things he has achieved, without someone else being the guiding force, by using their connections and expertise to put him where he is today.
They say that behind every successful man there's a woman.......
Keith Gregory

I doubt whether this letter was written by the person with the name attached in the Novinite.com, but it cuts right to the heart of the problem.

UK tax axe falls on overseas property investors

UK tax axe falls on overseas property investors:

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Wednesday, 2 November 2011

When a Nation commits suicide.

To the astonishment of just about everybody the Greek Prime Minister, George Papandreou has announced a referendum on the Greek Bailout. This is akin to the passengers on the Titanic voting on whether to use the lifeboats or not.

The rationale behind this beggars belief.Without more EU money (basically read German and French money) Greece will default on its debts and slide unceremoniously out of the Eurozone.Aside from the obvious question of how they will re-introduce the Drachma overnight, the resulting financial meltdown will implode the Greek economy and possibly take the Italian one with it (Italy's finances are in a parlous position and its parliament won't make the necessary reforms).

The Greeks naturally don't like the cuts and it's opposition party is in denial, so the situation regarding public opinion is dire.The Greek people feel lied to, and it is a fact that Greek entry into the Euro was based upon the Greek government telling the EU a pack of lies regarding it's financial position.

The Greek people will have to hold their politicians accountable for this catastrophy, but for the moment silly referendums is the last card of a desperate Prime Minister.

Sunday, 30 October 2011

Saturday, 29 October 2011

BBC News - Expendables 2 stuntman dies on set

BBC News - Expendables 2 stuntman dies on set:

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Balchik Airport

Still no real news on the airport.I think it is going to be a small affair with little traffic.I cannot see that the building work and the airlines will be in place by next summer.People should not believe what politicians say during election campaigns.In the meantime I will trawl the internet for news and keep readers updated.

http://webcams.free.bg/Balchik-01-cam-Airport-vremeto-weather.htm

Not a lot of activity currently !.

Thursday, 20 October 2011

Stormy Weather

Monday and Tuesday were horrendous here weather wise.There was torrential rain and strong winds.I was without power from 8.30 at night till 1pm the next day.I think a lot of houses were damaged and my house had a small water leak.The weather is now sunny and warm, but it was certainly weird weather for this time of year.There was even snow in some areas.

On another note I have now closed the 'Where will you stay in Bulgaria this year ?' poll which, unsurprisingly, had Sunny Beach as the clear winner.I am currently deciding on the next poll topic, so if you have any ideas let me know.

Thanks to TravelerVoice for shortlisting us for their 'Living Abroad' blog category.I gather we did well and am proud to show their logo gift to us in the right hand column.


Wednesday, 12 October 2011

www.mybulgaria.info is for sale !!

Very surprised to see that the 'My Bulgaria' website is now for sale.It was a useful meeting and info point for ex-pats and visitors to Bulgaria, but underlying it was a commercial enterprise and it obviously is not making money any more.Obviously there will be a new buyer at some stage, but I would not hold my breath.

In the meantime any 'My Bulgaria' refugees are more than welcome here.

Three airlines to halt flights to Sofia in winter - Business - The Sofia Echo

Three airlines to halt flights to Sofia in winter - Business - The Sofia Echo:

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4.1 Richter scale earthquake shakes Bulgaria's Shabla, Kavarna - Bulgaria - The Sofia Echo

4.1 Richter scale earthquake shakes Bulgaria's Shabla, Kavarna - Bulgaria - The Sofia Echo:

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I can't say I felt it 20km away.

Language watchdog goes interactive to teach French to the French - Europe, World - The Independent

Language watchdog goes interactive to teach French to the French - Europe, World - The Independent:

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Ex-Pat Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO) for Dobrich Region

I am interesting in co-sponsoring an NGO for the Dobrich region.First question you will ask is 'What is an NGO' ?.The answer is that it is an organisation that represents the interests of a particular group, for example an environmental or human rights group.An NGO has a statutory right to be consulted on matters within it's remit by national and local government..

For this reason an organisation to represent the ex-patriot community to central and local government could be useful (for instance problems with bureaucracy regulations etc).

If you live in the region and are interested let me know.

24 wonders of Bulgaria

Friday, 7 October 2011

Elections 2011 Bulgaria

Good Luck to my mate Ognian Iliev Dervenov for Kmet of Obrochishte and for Angel Angelov as Mayor of Balchik and for my old mate Derek Marney as Council candidate in Balchik.

Stand up and be counted - Bulgaria - The Sofia Echo

Stand up and be counted - Bulgaria - The Sofia Echo:

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Diane Cilento dies at 78 - Foreign - The Sofia Echo

Diane Cilento dies at 78 - Foreign - The Sofia Echo:

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Next Anglican service in Sofia is on October 16 at 9.30am - Bulgaria - The Sofia Echo

Next Anglican service in Sofia is on October 16 at 9.30am - Bulgaria - The Sofia Echo:

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Occupy Wall Street: Bernie Sanders corrects Mitt Romney

Keith Olbermann Reads The Statement Released By The Wall Street Proteste...


Very Powerful stuff

Thursday, 6 October 2011

5000 visitors to this website

We have passed another milestone with 5000 unique visitors to this blogsite.Actually the real figure is around 7000, since the flag counter was only added to the blogsite in 2010.We are now getting an average of 17 new people every day on the site.Please feel free also to explore my property website by clicking the post title.Thanks for continuing to enjoy this Blog.

Last of the Sunny Days

Great afternoon with friends in Balchik yesterday, we sat on the decking outside the Panorama and it was brilliantly sunny and warm.Today will be another bright day but after that the weather starts to change with more rain.Time for the fire to be lit by the end of the month I think.

Pass notes, No 3,056: Ryanair | Business | The Guardian

Pass notes, No 3,056: Ryanair | Business | The Guardian:

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Sunday, 2 October 2011

Edith Piaf. Paris

Snack Bar Nord, Sea Garden,Varna

I went for a nice walk through the Sea Garden yesterday afternoon which was very pleasant with the sunshine out after a cold wet morning.

We had intended to eat in the Godzilla Pizzeria but it was closed, as were most of the places.However we stumbled upon Nord where we sat by the beach and I had an absolutely huge plate of Hake with Saute Potatoes and a couple of beers, all for only 9lv.I could not finish my meal it was so huge !.My colleagues had Tsatsa (whitebait) an enormous salad, a small beer and two soft drinks and the whole bill was just over 20lv.Great value and well recommended.

Thursday, 29 September 2011

Welcome to Travelervoice Readers

A big hello to new blog readers from Travelervoice.com , who are now among many websites featuring this blog.
I hope you find my musings interesting but, as I have written before, if you have any specific questions about life in Bulgaria just ask here on the comments section or e mail me at info@gobg.co.uk.

Top Bulgarian Nationalist Stirs Turmoil, Foils TV Debate: Top Bulgarian Nationalist Stirs Turmoil, Foils TV Debate - Novinite.com - Sofia News Agency

Top Bulgarian Nationalist Stirs Turmoil, Foils TV Debate: Top Bulgarian Nationalist Stirs Turmoil, Foils TV Debate - Novinite.com - Sofia News Agency:

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Uncle's Comment: Volen Siderov is playing this debate like a fiddle, trying to seize the Bulgarian Presidency on a wave of backlash against the events in Kustinitsa.Unluckily for him most Bulgarians are not stupid enough to vote for him, even though the political class is corrupt and morally bankrupt.

Wednesday, 28 September 2011

Bulgaria: Anti-Roma Demonstrations Spread Across Bulgaria - Novinite.com - Sofia News Agency

Bulgaria: Anti-Roma Demonstrations Spread Across Bulgaria - Novinite.com - Sofia News Agency:

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Uncles' Comment: The upshot of this is that there is an election on October 23rd, which will see a boost in the votes for the extreme right wing Ataka party and the Gypsy/Turkish DPS.Luckily these elections are only for the presidency and Councils/Mayor's.The Presidency is pretty much a race between the governing GERB party, the Socialists and a moderate Independent.If it were for parliament it could have been a recipe for chaos.

Dad's Army - Don't Tell Him Pike

Monday, 26 September 2011

29 Indicted over Bulgarian-Roma Clashes: 29 Indicted over Bulgarian-Roma Clashes - Novinite.com - Sofia News Agency

29 Indicted over Bulgarian-Roma Clashes: 29 Indicted over Bulgarian-Roma Clashes - Novinite.com - Sofia News Agency:

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Погромы в Катунице, Болгария. 24-25.09.11 г.


This is a Bulgarian news report on the matter from the previous post.

Bulgaria: Special Riot Police Deployed in Roma Quarters in Bulgaria's Plovdiv - Novinite.com - Sofia News Agency

Bulgaria: Special Riot Police Deployed in Roma Quarters in Bulgaria's Plovdiv - Novinite.com - Sofia News Agency:

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Uncle's Comment : Ethnic tensions are never far below the surface in Bulgaria, although governments in the post communist period have preached tolerance.However the Gypsy issue is a very serious one in Bulgaria whether they are criminal because they are socially marginalised or vice versa, it is a fact that they are regarded with pretty much contempt by the 'Bulgarian' host population.Now everyone from the Bikers to football hooligans are getting involved.Potentially it could be serious although the authorities appear to be keeping it under control.

Wednesday, 21 September 2011

Sixty-three food places were closed after summer inspections, Bulgaria's Food Safety Agency says - Bulgaria - The Sofia Echo

Sixty-three food places were closed after summer inspections, Bulgaria's Food Safety Agency says - Bulgaria - The Sofia Echo:

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Drive carefully, Bulgaria's traffic police urge on eve of long weekend - Bulgaria - The Sofia Echo

Drive carefully, Bulgaria's traffic police urge on eve of long weekend - Bulgaria - The Sofia Echo:

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Bulgarian state railways BDZ offers extra seats for Independence Day long weekend - Bulgaria - The Sofia Echo

Bulgarian state railways BDZ offers extra seats for Independence Day long weekend - Bulgaria - The Sofia Echo:

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Balchik - The Favourite Place of Regina Maria Queen of Romania



Balchik is the nearest sizeable place from my village.It really is lovely there and I thoroughly recommend it to visitors.The harbour is very pretty with lots of nice restaurants and good hotels.For further information just post your comments here.The Royal Palace featured in this video is on the seafront with the biggest botanical gardens in the Balkans.

BALCHIK-THE MOST BLACK SEA RESORT

BBC News - Close-Up Bulgaria's special brand of folk music (21/2/10)

Where did all the minnows go? How the World Cup came of age - International, Rugby Union - The Independent

Where did all the minnows go? How the World Cup came of age - International, Rugby Union - The Independent:

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Germany wakes up to the fry-up as British cuisine takes off in Berlin | World news | The Guardian


Germany wakes up to the fry-up as British cuisine takes off in Berlin | World news | The Guardian:

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Uncle's View: British food is much maligned. You cannot beat a full English breakfast, or a bacon sandwich, and a big mug of strong sweet tea to set you up for the day..and there's absolutely nothing wrong with beans on toast !.

Tuesday, 20 September 2011

Alma Tour suspends operations - Bulgaria - The Sofia Echo

Alma Tour suspends operations - Bulgaria - The Sofia Echo:

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Bad to worse, leaving tourists at the airport and now free fall

15 injured in Turkey blast - Europe, World - The Independent

15 injured in Turkey blast - Europe, World - The Independent:

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Indian wines fly off British supermarket shelves | Life and style | The Guardian

Indian wines fly off British supermarket shelves | Life and style | The Guardian:

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My House of the Month only 5450 Euro's !




Solid rural house ideal to suit a big family!
This appealing two-storey house is situated at the picturesque village only 40 min away from the historic town of Veliko Tarnovo. The village is big and very well developed with all amenities – school, kindergarden, shops, ironmongery, pubs, cultural club, English community etc. Nearest airport on 230 km.
The house provides a total living area of 120 sq. m. and briefly comprises of:
First floor-a corridor, kitchen and two good-size rooms with wooden ceilings, concrete and dust floors and washed walls. There is also fireplace and additional cellar to the kitchen plus back enter toward garden and farm buildings, which are destined for pigs, ships and birds. The property is part renovated.
Second floor: an external concrete staircase leads to a wide corridor and three bedrooms. The rooms upstairs are presented in good-condition with whitewashed and wallpaper walls, wooden floors and ceilings. On the whole the house is well-maintained and ready to live in-it only needs some superficial renovation and adapting to the new owner’s taste.
The garden offers approx. 1800 sq.m. with vineyard and fruit trees with many farm buildings.

For more pictures click the post heading and look for offer VT1 under Veliko Turnovo - Houses in the property section.

Ginger McCain: Racing trainer who took Red Rum to an historic hat-trick of Grand National victories - Obituaries, News - The Independent

Ginger McCain: Racing trainer who took Red Rum to an historic hat-trick of Grand National victories - Obituaries, News - The Independent:

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If you are British you will understand what passion this horse race evokes.

Monday, 19 September 2011

Your Questions about Bulgaria

Periodically I put a post here that basically invites anyone with questions about living in Bulgaria or life in general, to post them on the Blog.It may be that you are considering re-locating here or simply visiting, if I, or one of the readers, can help we shall try and assist you

Blog News

Well viewers, the bunting is out in Uncle Bulgaria's office this afternoon (well it would be if we had any), as a perusal of google has revealed that we really are the premier English language Blog for news and views in Bulgaria.If you google 'Blog Bulgaria' we are at position 15, but if you take away technical blogs, and those that are not in fact in English, we are in first place.Similarly if the search is 'British blog Bulgaria' we are number one (with a little help from our chums at Anglo Info, but also featuring in our own right on the first and second pages).

As Del Boy would say 'Lovely jubbly' !.

Bulgaria: Sofia's Incumbent Mayor Promises Not to Promise Too Much - Novinite.com - Sofia News Agency

Bulgaria: Sofia's Incumbent Mayor Promises Not to Promise Too Much - Novinite.com - Sofia News Agency:

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Bulgarian PM: Stop Irritating Me on Shale Has: Bulgarian PM: Stop Nagging Me on Shale Gas - Novinite.com - Sofia News Agency

Bulgarian PM: Stop Irritating Me on Shale Has: Bulgarian PM: Stop Nagging Me on Shale Gas - Novinite.com - Sofia News Agency:

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Dobrudja coast - beautiful scenery, Russians and rock concerts Dobrich - Dobrich News | Classifieds Dobrich | Dobrich Companies

Dobrudja coast - beautiful scenery, Russians and rock concerts Dobrich - Dobrich News | Classifieds Dobrich | Dobrich Companies:

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This is a transliterated piece from the original Bulgarian, but it is understandable.

New Monument to the British Crimean War Dead

At the weekend a monument was unveiled in Devnya, near Varna, to the 700 British soldiers who died of Cholera whilst in transit to the Crimea in 1854.

Its a nice gesture but a little bit odd as there is no mention of the 3000 French soldiers who also died.Secondly the soldiers were fighting on the Turkish side against the Russians (Bulgaria's eventual liberators) and the Russian defeat set back Bulgarian independence for twenty years.

Still, a nice touch.

Pirate party snatches seats in Berlin state election | World news | The Guardian

Pirate party snatches seats in Berlin state election | World news | The Guardian:

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Sunday, 18 September 2011

BBC News - Russia media boss Alexander Lebedev in TV punch-up

BBC News - Russia media boss Alexander Lebedev in TV punch-up:

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Inside a Bulgarian detention centre


I would have thought that the message is , if you don't want to end up in a crappy detention centre don't enter a country illegally !.

Airplane crash at Reno air races 2011 Friday sept 16


This footage is the one that UK TV would not show I think.It may be that bodies are flying through the air I am not sure could not see properly.

Rugby World Cup at Elbarr Restaurant, Rogachevo


I have just come back from watching the England v Georgia Rugby game at Elbarr restaurant.Great company and marvellous full English breakfast for 9lv.All the games are being shown on their widescreen TV.

Thursday, 15 September 2011

Advertising on Uncle Bulgaria's Blog


Hi again readers,

We are currently organising an advertising campaign, on both the blogsite and the commercial site: www.gobg.co.uk (which is linked in to the post header). The visitor stats for the blogsite are currently 20 new, unique, visitors every day (and, for today, record page views of 130 pages plus). For 30 Euro's a month you can be on page one of the blog and have a mention in the property website too.

Remember, this is a location and topic specific blog, and, possibly the leading English language blog-site in Bulgaria. I am only taking the first five offers, so book early to avoid disappointment.Each booking is for three months.

E mail me on info@gobg.co.uk or skype darrin2433

All Russian tourists who were stranded by the Alma Tour dispute are home - reports - Bulgaria - The Sofia Echo

All Russian tourists who were stranded by the Alma Tour dispute are home - reports - Bulgaria - The Sofia Echo:

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British in Bulgaria are still here !


Just a quick post to say that the ex-pat population are still here, and reports of our death have been greatly exaggerated. I will shortly begin posting places to go , restaurant reviews, and other top tips all over Bulgaria.

Also I will begin showcasing my new investment blog, which will be a different type of forum.


In the meantime any suggestions (printable one's) and ideas are most welcome.

'Bernie Madoff of campaign finance' charged with stealing from Democrats - Americas, World - The Independent

'Bernie Madoff of campaign finance' charged with stealing from Democrats - Americas, World - The Independent:

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BBC News - Rich Russians' love affair with Britain

BBC News - Rich Russians' love affair with Britain:

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Another PR disaster


The Russian media are featuring heavily the 700 Russians stuck at airports here due to the 3.5 million allegedly owed by Alma Tours to Bulgaria Air. The Russians are using words like 'Bulgarian sloppiness' and commenting that British or German tourists would not have been treated this way.

True some hoteliers in Sunny Beach have put them up for free, or invited them back here next year for free holidays, but the impact of this mess cannot be under estimated.There is massive over capacity in the Hotel industry and, despite what the trade bodies say, this season has not been good.

If next year Russian bookings are significantly down the Bulgarian Tour industry will have only itself to blame.

World meeting of Sephardic Jews to be held in Bulgaria - Bulgaria - The Sofia Echo

World meeting of Sephardic Jews to be held in Bulgaria - Bulgaria - The Sofia Echo:

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US state department: More enforcement of religious freedom needed in Bulgaria - Bulgaria - The Sofia Echo

US state department: More enforcement of religious freedom needed in Bulgaria - Bulgaria - The Sofia Echo:

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Tuesday, 13 September 2011

Table Top Rogachevo, Sunday 18th September

There will be a table top next weekend at El Barr in Rogachevo.Best place to get all sorts of stuff including meats and English goods. It starts at 11am approximately.

Friday, 9 September 2011

Bulgarians are 'special type' of Slav - geneticist - Bulgaria - The Sofia Echo

Bulgarians are 'special type' of Slav - geneticist - Bulgaria - The Sofia Echo:

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Bulgaria: Bulgarian Communist Dictator Zhivkov Pops Up on Billboard in Nessebar - Novinite.com - Sofia News Agency

Bulgaria: Bulgarian Communist Dictator Zhivkov Pops Up on Billboard in Nessebar - Novinite.com - Sofia News Agency:

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2 Resign over Beach Property Scam in Bulgaria's Kavarna: 2 Resign over Beach Property Scam in Bulgaria's Kavarna - Novinite.com - Sofia News Agency

2 Resign over Beach Property Scam in Bulgaria's Kavarna: 2 Resign over Beach Property Scam in Bulgaria's Kavarna - Novinite.com - Sofia News Agency:

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Bulgaria: Crackdown on Bulgaria Booze-Fests - Novinite.com - Sofia News Agency

Bulgaria: Crackdown on Bulgaria Booze-Fests - Novinite.com - Sofia News Agency:

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Restaurant Tempo, Veliko Turnovo


I had two excellent meals at this restaurant yesterday and can thoroughly recommend it.Lunch was a delicious Calzone pizza washed down with a bottle of Heineken, the bill was 9.10lv.

In the evening I had a chicken breast stuffed with cheese and cream with a side salad plus a garlic parlenka (flat bread) and a 0.5L carafe of white wine..12.50lv.The waitress was attentive and friendly and I had a window seat.The decor is very tasteful.Great Value 8/10.

Tempo is located in the same complex as the Etap bus station and the Hotel Etar near to the main street.

BBC News - Ice hockey world mourns Yaroslavl air crash in Russia

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BBC News - Drunk Swedish elk found in apple tree near Gothenburg

Reality check: Who are Britain's laziest parliamentarians? | Politics | guardian.co.uk

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Wednesday, 7 September 2011

Ivan Kolev (general) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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More history lesson !.

Battle of Dobrich - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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I thought I'd get the background.

Dobrich said 95 years from Dobrich Dobrich Epic - News Dobrich | Dobrich Ads | Companies Dobrich

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Pass notes No 3,038: the Swiss franc | World news | The Guardian

Pass notes No 3,038: the Swiss franc | World news | The Guardian:

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Bespoke Golf Holidays Bulgaria


Anyone wishing a tailor made golf tour of the three world class golf courses on Bulgaria's Black Sea Coast please contact me .We have the hotels, the transport and the discount booking rates.Pick-ups from the airport, rooms, villas, golf the lot. Contact us on info@gobg.co.uk or darrin2433 on skype.

Tuesday, 6 September 2011

Chinese Girl, Four, Drives Along Motorway


Probably good driver in Bulgaria !.

Switzerland v Bulgaria

on TV+ here in Bulgaria, and Bulgaria currently winning 1-0.Anything is better than the performance against England !.

or here for internet viewers:

http://www.veetle.com/index.php/channel/view#4e36fc0e6e824

Whoops 1-1 now..slippery slope I am afraid !.

Talking of slippery slopes, the channel appears to have switched to porno for half time so the fainthearted should wait 15 minutes. Its obviously a Bulsat viewer having a few dozen lagers !.

2-1 to the Swiss now that's what the half time porn did to the team !

Man arrested after missing 11-year-old boy found dead in Bulgarian town - Bulgaria - The Sofia Echo

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126 years, 126 metres: Bulgarians bake bumper banitsa to celebrate Unification Day - Bulgaria - The Sofia Echo

126 years, 126 metres: Bulgarians bake bumper banitsa to celebrate Unification Day - Bulgaria - The Sofia Echo:

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