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Friday, 28 December 2012

New Top Offer from GoBG Real Estate

Fresh on the books this lovely 40m2 studio apartment in the Royal Apart Hotel just 5 minutes from Thracian Cliffs Golf course, where the World Matchplay Championship will be held next year.The complex is a luxury specification with all amenities including pool, bars and restaurant.The price is very competitive at 25,000 Euro's.
Check our website under Property, Black Sea and Apartments for full details.

www.gobg.co.uk




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Bulgaria's bizarre 'advert' to tax exile Gerard Depardieu | Mail Online

Bulgaria's bizarre 'advert' to tax exile Gerard Depardieu | Mail Online:

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Wednesday, 26 December 2012

Bulgaria's ban on smoking

Recently there have been rumblings that the Bulgarian parliament was seeking to amend the smoking ban which has been in full force for a year, and the restaurant/bar and club trade have been complaining about the loss of trade.The ban was introduced in a country where smoking is still widespread ergo lots of people will not go to places where they cannot smoke.

Last week the ban was upheld overwhelmingly.However I have started to notice that many places are ignoring the ban and allowing people to smoke.Whether this is the start of some samizdat movement I know not, but I think it reflects a desire to make money and if they need to flout the law they will do it.

Any one noticed such things where you are ?.

Wednesday, 19 December 2012

Snow Snow and more Snow

The weather forecast just said windy, but this morning we have had a lot of snow.My friends have had no power in the Apart Hotel that they live in near Kavarna, and have just decamped to a hotel.If your only method of heating is reliant on electricity such outages can be unpleasant if not downright dangerous.

The forecast for Christmas Day night is minus 13, which is unusually cold for this region.I don't think it has been this cold for about 5 years.Let us hope that this is not a harbinger of worse things to come.

How is it in your part of Bulgaria ?. 

Friday, 14 December 2012

Bulgarian Fashion Offers

A very good friend of mine has just launched a new range of women's fashion.Here are a range of blouses with prices.Please e mail me if you have any queries/orders.Sizes are S-XL.E Mail: info@gobg.co.uk
Your comments are welcome.


 БЪЛГАРСКО МОДНО ПРЕДЛОЖЕНИЕ
 МНОГО ДОБЪР  МОЙ ПРИЯТЕЛ СЪЗДАДЕ КОЛЕКЦИЯ ОТ ДАМСКИ ОБЛЕКЛА. ТУК МОЖЕ ДА ВИДИТЕ ЧАСТ ОТ ДАМСКИТЕ БЛУЗИ И ЦЕНИ. Предлагат се в размери от S-XL . Ако имате въпроси или желаете да закупите, можете да се свържете с мен на емайл : info@gobg.co.uk
Ще се радваме да узнаем  Вашие коментари!



                                                 
                                                    Item 1. 44.90 Bg Leva/23 Euro's


                                                    Item 2 44.90 BG Leva/23 Euro's


                                                    Item 3 44.90 BG Leva/23 Euro's


                                                    Item 4 44.90 BG Leva/23 Euro's


                                                    Item 5 44.90 BG Leva/23 Euro's


                                          Item 6 44.90 BG Leva/23 Euro's
                                       

                                          Item 7 48.50 BG Leva/25 Euro's


                                                    Item 8 48.50 BG Leva/25 Euro's
                                                 

                                                    Item 9 48.50 BG Leva/25 Euro's


                                                    Item 10 48.50 Leva/25 Euro's

Weather Update

Woke up to a chilly -8C, as dawn broke.Allegedly my air con unit works up to minus 25C, and I think I January we will find out if it does !.

It was a beautiful sunrise this morning, despite the cold it seemed to have a warming red glow about it.It is particularly beautiful to see the sun rise over the sea.There is a strange elemental purity.

Today I will venture out for a short while, but luckily no strong wind.The wind chill is the thing that exacerbates the cold, without it it's just cold, with it it's freezing !.

The one thing we don't have is snow, most of the rest of Bulgaria has it, but on the coast we normally have none till Christmas.

Going to sign off now.Hope you all have a great day !.

Tuesday, 4 December 2012

December Musings

Well, Winter is coming (if that is not a cliche from 'Game of Thrones') but it is still sunny, last night there was a lot of rain, and my roof is leaking slightly.We seemed to have had a very windy night, the other night, and I think some damage was done, but maybe it was just the wrong kind of rain !.

Balchik is very quiet, only at the weekends do the restaurants get busy and then only some of them.On Thursday evening the Christmas lights will be turned on in Varna, so that is one for the diary.

On the Blogging front, we have passed the 60,000 page views milestone with quite busy daily traffic.

As I have mentioned before we want news and views from around Bulgaria, so if you have items please post them as comment here.

London restaurant owner batters rat to death in the middle of environmental health inspection - Home News - UK - The Independent

London restaurant owner batters rat to death in the middle of environmental health inspection - Home News - UK - The Independent:

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Saturday, 17 November 2012

Uncle's Comment for November 2012

Hi everybody,

I hope you are enjoying our news service so far, after 3 years online. We are proud of our net ranking which is growing and growing, but also of our  loyal readership. Please join to get a free daily bulletin of our posts.

On the news front we have the fiasco of the Markovska judge, who was obviously rumbled by the EU as dodgy but not, apparently, by anybody in the Bulgarian parliament.

There is loads of other stuff, plus our commercial website www.gobg.co.uk which has just been updated with the latest property information.

Read and enjoy, but also please contribute.

Friday, 2 November 2012

Monday, 29 October 2012

Do you want to buy a house, or repair or renovate in Bulgaria

Then please read this !.

We have 8 years experience in Bulgaria. If you are considering buying or doing any work at your property here, then please e mail us at info@gobg.co.uk , alternatively look at our website www.gobg.co.uk. We can also help with building in South East Romania.

Wednesday, 24 October 2012

Over 1000 items offered for English elektoruredi shop in Dobrich - Dobrich News | Classifieds Dobrich | Dobrich Companies

Over 1000 items offered for English elektoruredi shop in Dobrich - Dobrich News | Classifieds Dobrich | Dobrich Companies:

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World Match Play Championship,Bulgaria 16-19 May 2013

It has just been announced that this prestigious European Golf Tournament will be held at Thracian Cliffs Golf Course in Balchik.This is a major coup for Bulgaria.

For information regarding accommodation, the area and Bulgarian property please e mail us on info@gobg.co.uk

Tom Watson bombshell: paedo ring ‘linked to Heath/Thatcher govts’ | Political Scrapbook

Tom Watson bombshell: paedo ring ‘linked to Heath/Thatcher govts’ | Political Scrapbook:

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Worst candidate? With Clayton, Tennessee Dems hit bottom - Americas - World - The Independent

Worst candidate? With Clayton, Tennessee Dems hit bottom - Americas - World - The Independent:

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Bulgaria: Britain's Debenhams to Step on Bulgarian Market - Novinite.com - Sofia News Agency

Bulgaria: Britain's Debenhams to Step on Bulgarian Market - Novinite.com - Sofia News Agency:

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Bulgaria: CNN: Bulgaria's 'Pebble Beach' to Host Top European Golf Event - Novinite.com - Sofia News Agency

Bulgaria: CNN: Bulgaria's 'Pebble Beach' to Host Top European Golf Event - Novinite.com - Sofia News Agency:

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Bulgaria: Horsecart Tow in Sofia Provokes Equestrian Pursuit - Novinite.com - Sofia News Agency

Bulgaria: Horsecart Tow in Sofia Provokes Equestrian Pursuit - Novinite.com - Sofia News Agency:

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Bulgaria: Bulgarian Residential Property Prices Slump Further - Novinite.com - Sofia News Agency

Bulgaria: Bulgarian Residential Property Prices Slump Further - Novinite.com - Sofia News Agency:

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Bulgaria: Bulgarian Policemen's Language Skills Problematic for Tourists - Diplomats - Novinite.com - Sofia News Agency

Bulgaria: Bulgarian Policemen's Language Skills Problematic for Tourists - Diplomats - Novinite.com - Sofia News Agency:

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Wednesday, 17 October 2012

ID Card Bulgaria- Lichna Karta

Are you having problems getting a BG Identity card ?.

If you are in Varna, or Dobrich , please let us know.
    
We have a lot of experience in these matters, borne of years of boredom and frustration. E mail info@gobg.co.uk for info.

Sunday, 14 October 2012

Sofia

I have just returned from a business trip to Sofia.I have been there often, and love exploring each time.I enjoy it around Vitosha Boulevard, a little like Bulgaria's answer to Oxford Street.There are lots of bars and restaurants at reasonable prices.I travelled on the Metro which is great,modern, and cheap at 1 lev a journey.

Please be careful with the taxi's, one of our party was charged 80lv for a journey which really cost about 12lv. It is best to call a taxi .You can dial OKSupertrans and they have English speaking operators.

There are also a wide range of hotels starting from 30lv up to 250lv.

One thing I do find about Sofia is that it is very tired looking, and really 3 days is the maximum I would recommend spending there before you run out of things to do/see.

Wednesday, 3 October 2012

Greece probes politicians with 'unexplained wealth' (SETimes.com)

Greece probes politicians with 'unexplained wealth' (SETimes.com):

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All Quiet on the Balchik Front

This time of year always has the feeling of an anti-climax about it. The middle of September always produces a sudden drop in tourists,the shops shut up and, despite the fact that it is still warm and sunny here, there is a distinct feeling that winter is approaching.

Most of the restaurants and bars on the seafront stay open all year so that is good news, but how they survive this period is a bit of a mystery to me.The more ingenious survive by pulling in some regional trade for festivals and conferences, whilst the majority basically subsist.

There is still no news on the supposed Balchik airport development, and I would suggest nothing will happen.Anybody who believes that Bulgaria's Black Sea coast will suddenly take off again is being delusional.We should just enjoy it for what it is ..our own idyll of choice.

Pair banned from all-you-can-eat restaurant for eating too much - Telegraph

Pair banned from all-you-can-eat restaurant for eating too much - Telegraph:

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Wednesday, 26 September 2012

Andy Williams, Crooner of ‘Moon River,’ Dies at 84 - NYTimes.com

Andy Williams, Crooner of ‘Moon River,’ Dies at 84 - NYTimes.com:

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Full Smoking Ban Reported Disastrous for Bulgarian Restaurants: Bulgarian Restaurants Suffer Huge Losses over Smoking Ban - Novinite.com - Sofia News Agency

Full Smoking Ban Reported Disastrous for Bulgarian Restaurants: Bulgarian Restaurants Suffer Huge Losses over Smoking Ban - Novinite.com - Sofia News Agency:

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EP Anti-Mafia Committee Refuses Bulgarian PM Hearing: EP Anti-Mafia Committee Refuses Bulgarian PM Hearing - Novinite.com - Sofia News Agency

EP Anti-Mafia Committee Refuses Bulgarian PM Hearing: EP Anti-Mafia Committee Refuses Bulgarian PM Hearing - Novinite.com - Sofia News Agency:

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Bulgaria: New York Jews to Mark Anniversary of Bulgarian World War II Rescue - Novinite.com - Sofia News Agency

Bulgaria: New York Jews to Mark Anniversary of Bulgarian World War II Rescue - Novinite.com - Sofia News Agency:

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Bulgarian Teens Alarmingly Illiterate Study Shows: Bulgarian Teens Alarmingly Illiterate, Study Shows - Novinite.com - Sofia News Agency

Bulgarian Teens Alarmingly Illiterate Study Shows: Bulgarian Teens Alarmingly Illiterate, Study Shows - Novinite.com - Sofia News Agency:

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Owner orders Lokomotiv Plovdiv players to take lie detector tests | Football | guardian.co.uk

Owner orders Lokomotiv Plovdiv players to take lie detector tests | Football | guardian.co.uk:

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Good move.I hope it happens more often, then we might clean up Bulgarian football.

Monday, 24 September 2012

Weekend in Ruse



We have just returned from a wonderful weekend in Ruse.There were many highlights, but our visit to the Opera was memorable.The Opera House itself is a 19th century gem.Inside its' glory is a little faded, but it has a wonderful gallery and a balcony.'The Magic Flute' is an opera I have never seen before, and it was thoroughly enjoyable.I think the cast were very pleased that the audience was nearly full for once.

I can also thoroughly recommend the Hotel Cosmopolitan which had first class facilities and excellent food.

Friday, 14 September 2012

New Blog Milestone

We have now passed 50,000 page views.Keep on reading and we can remain the No.1 English language Bulgarian Blog.Thanks to all our regulars !.

Thursday, 13 September 2012

Hillsborough disaster: new inquest likely after damning report | Football | The Guardian

Hillsborough disaster: new inquest likely after damning report | Football | The Guardian:

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At last some justice for the families of the victims.After years of smears and lies the truth has come out.I hope they throw the book at the South Yorkshire Police for a massive cover up, as well as the FA, the City Council and the football club for a ruinous attitude to public safety.

In addition I hope there is compensation for the families who have spent thousands on fighting this case, whilst the Police etc are funded by public money !.

Monday, 20 August 2012

Uncle Bulgaria Blog Update

I hope that readers are continuing to enjoy this blog.Periodically we invite any budding 'citizen journalists' out there to contribute articles to be published on this blog.Basically you should live in Bulgaria and we are interested in news from your region and or topical articles.

We are very proud that we are the number one English language blog in Bulgaria and are keen that we develop the service we provide to readers.Equally we are interested in any feedback from your goodselves.

Bulgaria: Bulgaria Is Increasingly Attractive Outsourcing Destination - Report - Novinite.com - Sofia News Agency

Bulgaria: Bulgaria Is Increasingly Attractive Outsourcing Destination - Report - Novinite.com - Sofia News Agency:

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NB If anyone out there is looking to outsource to Bulgaria, particularly for call centre's please contact us on
info@gobg.co.uk

Bulgaria: Bulgaria's Sunny Beach: Booze, Money Laundering - SDZ - Novinite.com - Sofia News Agency

Bulgaria: Bulgaria's Sunny Beach: Booze, Money Laundering - SDZ - Novinite.com - Sofia News Agency:

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Bulgaria: Weird Mass Fight Mars Eid in Bulgaria's Plovdiv - Report - Novinite.com - Sofia News Agency

Bulgaria: Weird Mass Fight Mars Eid in Bulgaria's Plovdiv - Report - Novinite.com - Sofia News Agency:

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Bulgaria: European Heat Wave Arrives in Bulgaria - Novinite.com - Sofia News Agency

Bulgaria: European Heat Wave Arrives in Bulgaria - Novinite.com - Sofia News Agency:

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Wednesday, 15 August 2012

Tuesday, 14 August 2012

Yachts on the Black Sea


Here are some slightly blurry pictures of some yachts on the Black Sea taken from my villa.The view is delightful.

Kangaroo escapes with help of fox and boar | World news | guardian.co.uk

Bulgaria: Fuel Prices in Bulgaria Hit Record Levels - Novinite.com - Sofia News Agency

Bulgaria: Fuel Prices in Bulgaria Hit Record Levels - Novinite.com - Sofia News Agency:

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I have written here before that the price of petrol in Bulgaria is not set transparently.A lot of business interests have a stake in price fixing.The price here is astronomical.

2nd Sofia Subway Line Launched on Aug 31: 2nd Sofia Subway Line Launched on Aug 31 - Novinite.com - Sofia News Agency

2nd Sofia Subway Line Launched on Aug 31: 2nd Sofia Subway Line Launched on Aug 31 - Novinite.com - Sofia News Agency:

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The link to the airport is very important.The taxi drivers won't like it, but it starts to show that Sofia has a viable public transport infrastructure.

Friday, 6 July 2012

Maintenance and Building in North East Bulgaria

I always like to give publicity to people trying to make a living in Bulgaria and I have just had an old friend move to Bulgaria, near Albena.He is a builder with over 40 years experience and can do anything from extensions to patios,roofing, gardening, walls.Just about anything really.He is semi retired now, but has the tools and ability to do any job.Contact me at info@gobg.co.uk for his details.

Tuesday, 3 July 2012

How British are you? The alternative citizenship test | John Harris | Comment is free | guardian.co.uk

How British are you? The alternative citizenship test | John Harris | Comment is free | guardian.co.uk:

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Bulgaria: Bus Carrying 20 People Catches Fire in Northeastern Bulgaria - Novinite.com - Sofia News Agency

Bulgaria: Bus Carrying 20 People Catches Fire in Northeastern Bulgaria - Novinite.com - Sofia News Agency:

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Well the bus was apparently bought eight years ago, but how old was it then ?.

Bulgaria: Romanian Woman Tracks Lost Purse in Bulgaria via EU Emergency No. - Novinite.com - Sofia News Agency

Bulgaria: Romanian Woman Tracks Lost Purse in Bulgaria via EU Emergency No. - Novinite.com - Sofia News Agency:

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Bulgaria: Bulgaria Emerges as Tropical Destination in Ukrainian Ad - Novinite.com - Sofia News Agency

Bulgaria: Bulgaria Emerges as Tropical Destination in Ukrainian Ad - Novinite.com - Sofia News Agency:

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Hilarious !.

Monday, 2 July 2012

Continental taxi drivers take travellers for a ride - News & Advice - Travel - The Independent

Continental taxi drivers take travellers for a ride - News & Advice - Travel - The Independent:

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Sounds Familiar doesn't it ?.

Bulgaria: Bulgarian PM Slams Incriminating Tageszeitung Story as 'Idiotic' - Novinite.com - Sofia News Agency

Bulgaria: Bulgarian PM Slams Incriminating Tageszeitung Story as 'Idiotic' - Novinite.com - Sofia News Agency:

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Bulgaria: Bulgaria's Shocking Electricity Price Hike Comes into Force - Novinite.com - Sofia News Agency

Bulgaria: Bulgaria's Shocking Electricity Price Hike Comes into Force - Novinite.com - Sofia News Agency:

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Bulgaria: Key Highway Section Opened in Bulgaria - Novinite.com - Sofia News Agency

Bulgaria: Key Highway Section Opened in Bulgaria - Novinite.com - Sofia News Agency:

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Bulgarian ambassador opens building - News - Harborough Mail

Bulgarian ambassador opens building - News - Harborough Mail:

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Sunday, 1 July 2012