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Saturday, 31 January 2015

Uncle Bulgaria Blog on all Things Bulgarian

Hi readers, as you know Uncle Bulgaria's deeply incisive Bulgarian Blog has been a regular feature of the blogosphere for quite some time now.

However of late some of you have been a bit tardy in reading so we are going to do an internet exercise in promoting it.Just click through to the website and share with your friends.








Defence Minister Confirms NATO Is to Station Command Centre in Bulgaria - Novinite.com - Sofia News Agency

Defence Minister Confirms NATO Is to Station Command Centre in Bulgaria - Novinite.com - Sofia News Agency:



So the story about Shabla was complete rubbish.

Friday, 30 January 2015

Cost of Apartments in Bulgaria in the Major Cities



On average, selling prices of apartments are as follows:

• Sofia – 757 Euro/sq.m.
• Plovdiv – 487 Euro/sq.m.
• Varna – 704 Euro/sq.m.
• Bourgas – 581 Euro/sq.m.
• Stara Zagora – 457 Euro/sq.m.
• Veliko Тarnovo – 373 Euro/sq.m.

Balchik is 600 Euro/sq.m. on average, but depends on quality and closeness to the beach and facilities. For further advice/info        email: info@gobg.co.uk or visit www.gobg.co.uk



Woman falls to her death as she celebrates marriage proposal at the edge of Ibiza cliff - Europe - World - The Independent

Monday, 26 January 2015

Toshevo Dobrich and will mark 137 years since the liberation from Ottoman rule Dobrich - News Dobrich | Dobrich Ads | Companies Dobrich

Toshevo Dobrich and will mark 137 years since the liberation from Ottoman rule Dobrich - News Dobrich | Dobrich Ads | Companies Dobrich:

Tsar Alexander II








Bulgaria was largely liberated by a Russian Army under the command of the Tsar Alexander II, plus by internal revolutionaries


SYRIZA's Alexis Tsipras Sets Ambitious Agenda in Post-Election Speech - Novinite.com - Sofia News Agency

Bulgarian Authorities 'Arrested Varna-Based Criminal Gang' - Novinite.com - Sofia News Agency

Bulgarian Authorities 'Arrested Varna-Based Criminal Gang' - Novinite.com - Sofia News Agency:




Bulgaria 'Unable to Halt South Stream Construction' - Ex-Energy Minister - Novinite.com - Sofia News Agency

Bulgaria 'Unable to Halt South Stream Construction' - Ex-Energy Minister - Novinite.com - Sofia News Agency:




Thursday, 22 January 2015

Bulgaria to Spend BGN 5.5 M on Advertising Tourism in 2015 - Novinite.com - Sofia News Agency

Bulgaria to Spend BGN 5.5 M on Advertising Tourism in 2015 - Novinite.com - Sofia News Agency:

                                                           "Sunny Beach"  "She emphasized that the summer of 2015 would be very difficult and a decreasing number of tourists was expected."







Well it will be even more difficult if you only spend 5.5 million Leva on promoting tourism !.

So in Bulgaria we need  proper advertising we need a serious attitude to the main selling points: beach holidays, skiing, golf, and ecological things including hunting, horse riding, cultural tourism etc.Go to www.gobg.co.uk for property and tourism information or e mail info@gobg.co.uk


Golf in Balchik
 Bansko Skiing














Tuesday, 20 January 2015

Russian Mobster with Fake Bulgarian Passport Arrested in Vienna - Novinite.com - Sofia News Agency

Russian Mobster with Fake Bulgarian Passport Arrested in Vienna - Novinite.com - Sofia News Agency:




US Sensata Building Second Manufacturing Plant in Bulgaria - Novinite.com - Sofia News Agency

US Sensata Building Second Manufacturing Plant in Bulgaria - Novinite.com - Sofia News Agency:




Fantastic Price: 55,000 Euro for Balchik Villa Zone property

A lovely, well furnished house in the popular Shepherds Beach villa zone of Balchik.The property has three bedrooms, a fitted kitchen and is furnished throughout to a modern standard.There are stunning sea views. Balchik is just 4km away, and Varna airport 45 minutes. 
Balchik is a beautiful Black Sea town full of history and with many bars and restaurants on it's harbour. 

Hot Hot offer !! just reduced by 20,000 Euro's !. Great Offer now. 55,000 Euro is a very low price for this area.






This house has fantastic potential but it does need some work.However the work is cosmetic and not large in scale.The work includes some damp proofing, some insulation and external repairs to internalise the open balcony at first floor level.The garden also needs to be cleared and maintained regularly.There is a big space for a pool:                                 e mail info@gobg.co.uk or go to www.gobg.co.uk 


Coronation Street’s Anne Kirkbride dies aged 60 after short illness | Television & radio | The Guardian

Welcome to Görlitz, the perfect German town that’s a movie star in its own right | World news | The Guardian

Wednesday, 14 January 2015

West Ham United v Everton - Penalty Shootout (FA Cup Third Round Replay)

UK food challenges: From the Monster Mega Breakfast to Red Dog Saloon's Hot Wings - Food and Drink - Life and Style - The Independent

UK food challenges: From the Monster Mega Breakfast to Red Dog Saloon's Hot Wings - Food and Drink - Life and Style - The Independent:



Uncle's Comment: The really amusing thing is that these 'meals' cost something like £30, virtually no one finishes them, so the owners are making a huge profit.




Beautiful Weather in Balchik 14th January 2015

This weather continues to amaze me; it's brilliantly sunny and relatively warm and it's like this for days !.Even the rest of the month is unseasonably warm.

This is a not untypical view from one of Balchik's several 'villa zones'.In my next installment of the 'Beautiful Balchik' series, on this blog, I will be looking at each one in terms of views, facilities and property. A view like this can be yours from only 60,000 Euro's.                                                    
For an informal chat contact info@gobg.co.uk or check out www.gobg.co.uk





Tuesday, 13 January 2015

Bulgaria Court Keeps Under Arrest Potential Accomplice to Charlie Hebdo Terror Suspect - Novinite.com - Sofia News Agency

Sofia Metro to Run More Frequent Services From April - Novinite.com - Sofia News Agency

Bulgaria | Order not open doors and windows for the visit of John Kerry outraged local residents - Dnevnik.bg

Bulgaria | Order not open doors and windows for the visit of John Kerry outraged local residents - Dnevnik.bg:



John Kerry, the American Secretary of State, is coming to Sofia in the next few days.

Je suis Charlie

It would be irresponsible NOT to republish this front cover if you believe in free speech and liberty.


Muslim mayor of Rotterdam tells extremists who 'don't like freedom' to 'f*** off' - Europe - World - The Independent

Monday, 12 January 2015

Missing Bulgaria Intelligence Service ex-Head Surprisingly Returns - Novinite.com - Sofia News Agency

Missing Bulgaria Intelligence Service ex-Head Surprisingly Returns - Novinite.com - Sofia News Agency:



This story is worthy of a Len Deighton novel !. We will never find out what is really going on.




Charlie Hebdo: French police commissioner 'kills himself after meeting with victim's family' - Europe - World - The Independent

Charlie Hebdo: French police commissioner 'kills himself after meeting with victim's family' - Europe - World - The Independent:



So sad , nothing to do with him, he was in Limoges.

British Pound hits 2.50lv

In a really positive sign, the British pound has hit a several year high against the Bulgarian Lev at 2.50.It is not so long go that £1 bought just over 2 Lev.

This means that purchases are 25% cheaper here.Now is a great time to be looking at Bulgarian property; which has fallen by over 40% in value since 2007.It's a win win situation.

Check out www.gobg.co.uk for great deals.If you cannot see what you want just e mail us at info@gobg.co.uk with your requirements.


Nation in shock as Cadbury's changes the Creme Egg recipe - News - Food and Drink - The Independent

Nation in shock as Cadbury's changes the Creme Egg recipe - News - Food and Drink - The Independent:



Uncle's Comment: It's got to be Dairy Milk otherwise it's not a Creme Egg !






Sunday, 11 January 2015

Wonderful Warm weather in Balchik,Bulgaria

17C today, lovely and warm in the depths of winter.Here is our red sky at night. Come to Balchik and see the beauty !. For property go to www.gobg.co.uk .For tourist information either e mail info@gobg.co.uk or look on this blog.


Saturday, 10 January 2015

Forgotten suitcase on the bus - full of personal belongings Dobrich - News Dobrich | Dobrich Classifieds | Companies Dobrich

Forgotten suitcase on the bus - full of personal belongings Dobrich - News Dobrich | Dobrich Classifieds | Companies Dobrich:



The transliteration is terrible. but as predicted, it was just someone's forgotten suitcase.

Culinary Academy in Dobrich moved to Sofia Dobrich - News Dobrich | Dobrich Classifieds | Companies Dobrich

Culinary Academy in Dobrich moved to Sofia Dobrich - News Dobrich | Dobrich Classifieds | Companies Dobrich:



I think many of us will have enjoyed the food here, but probably better to be in Sofia..bon appetite !.




The bus station in Dobrich - disengaged because suitcase Dobrich - News Dobrich | Dobrich Ads | Companies Dobrich

The bus station in Dobrich - disengaged because suitcase Dobrich - News Dobrich | Dobrich Ads | Companies Dobrich:



Bomb alert at Dobrich bus garage. The Bulgarian press has reported that there is heightened security at airports, railway stations and bus garages because of the events in Paris.Presumably this is a precaution.

Ancient Tomb Discovered in Downtown Varna - Novinite.com - Sofia News Agency

Ancient Tomb Discovered in Downtown Varna - Novinite.com - Sofia News Agency:




Wednesday, 7 January 2015

Paris Gunmen Are Skilful Professional Killers

Paris Gunmen Are Skilful Professional Killers:

12 killed in Central Paris.This is a barbaric attack on free speech.Show your solidarity with journalists whenever you get the chance by posting on social media or frankly, anywhere.

Monday, 5 January 2015

Restaurant & Bar in Central London..very special

Restaurant & Bar: Strand Continental Hotel India Club Restaurant



I have rediscovered this wonderful restaurant, and looking at the Hotel Rates its a bargain too.The restaurant is the oldest Indian restaurant in London. A curry for £10 in central London ! beyond belief !. Hotel rooms from £20 pp per night for a triple, £70 for a double and £50 for a single.

Friday, 2 January 2015

House 3km from Balchik,Bulgaria.Absolute bargain at 11,000 Euro's

Just in from our seller, is this lovely rural cottage, in a pretty village just 10 minutes from three international golf courses ,and also from the highly fashionable town of Balchik, with its wonderful harbour, shops and restaurants. Varna airport is just 45 minutes away. The village itself has good roads and high speed internet.

The house itself consists of two double bedrooms, a farmhouse style kitchen, a large lounge, bathroom and hallway. There is a large cellar for your wine, plus off street parking and 2000 m2 of land ,ready for your pool or an additional house.This house has been reduced to 11,000 Euro's for a quick sale. For further pictures go to www.gobg.co.uk.The property in under 'properties' then 'Black Sea' 'Houses' reference gk1 or e mail info@gobg.co.uk