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With the imminent opening of the Makaza Komotini Kavala border crossing, the only way to cross the southern Bulgarian border now is via the Zlatograd Thermes to Xanthi border crossing Britsh expats move to Bulgarian properties. I drove from the UK to Bulgaria via Serbia with my caravan three years ago, towing a huge caravan. With many English Expats now in Bulgaria the British are coming to BG in search of a cheap house and a slow way of living my reports on the many caravans already in BG. The Zlatograd border opened and is again shut for vital road works on the Greek side of the border see my photos. The British living in BG and coming to Bulgaria are mainly choosing to live where there are already other English expats and English families. Howevers English is still not widely spoke in Kardjali more British expats are heading now for Kardjali to snap up the cheap properties for sale in the Kardjali regionn. Bulgarian dentists are very cheap compared to the UK and use top quality products too. In Sofia they perform dental implants. They have the modern technology for dental implants finished on the same day treatment a visit to my Bulgarian dentist. British expats forum contains photos from one visit to a Bulgarian dentist in Kirkovo Kardhali (Kardzhali) Bulgaria. You can have not only dentist treatment but the medical treatment in BG is also of very good quality, with no waiting lists. The dentist I visit always sees me straight away. No huge waiting lists. Three years ago, when I arrived in Bulgaria, the cost of living was very cheap plus the exchange rate offered 3 leva to one pound, however the exchange rate hovers near the 2 leva to the pound, plus since joining the EU, prices are rising as per EU requirements The expats forum has the best driving route suggestions and how long it takes to drive from the UK to BG Tyres are expensive in Bulgaria, especially tyres for jeep 4x4 tyres are usually expensive yet remoulds, to get a complete set of new tyres for your car or jeep is around about double the price in the UK Cheap prices are almost over in Bulgaria, and soon the cost of living will be higher than any earnings here. Prices are not creeping up, they are doubling! A few weeks back a packet of cigarettes would set you back 2 leva, they have had their cost put up to 4 leva 50 stotinki, that is an indication of the rising cost of living Up to date cost of living can be found on the expat forum Bulgaria If you are driving from the UK Bulgarian border Makaza pass Kardjali expats living near Kardjali with your own car, you pay the vignette at the border (Bulgarian road tax) and you can drive on your UK insurance. If you will be keeping the car in Bulgaria, you can easily change to Bulgarian car plates. However, if you are towing a caravan from the UK, please be aware that it will not be able to be towed around, as all trailers including caravans, require their own documentation, which UK caravans don't have. There is no car import tax for British cars or British expats as such when imported your UK car into Bulgaria, however, there are many taxes you will have to pay, such as the eco tax, when switching to Bulgarian plates.On the expats forum, there are many people posting their average cost of living in Bulgaria, but it is best to consider your own circumstances when reading the forum posts. Some expats experience cost of living as low as 300 leva per month, other expats spend 300 a week on living in BG! Owning a car will hike up your own cost of living, my cost of living is relatively low. Once your car is Bulgarian registered, you will be able to have a separate green card if you are thinking to drive into Greece or Turkey. This green card is paid for separately from the main car insurance. Of course I couldn't ignore the animals and wildlife of BG. The Beasts of the Balkans is a site dedicated to them! Houses, is it still cheap to buy houses in Bulgaria. Land in BG is for two purposes, either agricultural land or building land. Most land available for purchase is agricultural land that cannot be changed to building land. The lovely town of Kirkovo in the southern Rhodope mountains and the many archaeological digs sites around in very scenic southern BG. Internet in BG. With a land line you can have good speed internet either from Globul with their 3G modem cards or M-Tel with their latest homebox fast speed internet that includes a home phone number for cheap calls. Zlatograd-thermes road is temporarily closed again after the beginning of the year opening. Makaza to Komotini and Kavala is still waiting to be built on the Greek side of the border. Please note, you still need to carry your passport with you at all times, and especially if you drive close to the borders, passports will be checked at the borders between Bulgaria and Greece. The Bulgarian Litchna Carta will surfice. Most old houses and houses for sale in Bulgaria are built of thick stone, most of these old houses are derelect and have not been lived in for many years. Nights are dark due to the lack of street lights and house lights on at night, making the heavens really heavenly! The night sky in southern Bulgaria, you can see the entire milky way! Bring your telescropes! The expats forum has a board for the night sky and heavenly bodies. Enter the expats forum for numerous answers to all your questions regarding British expats living in Kardjali Bulgaria Bulgarian border Makaza pass Kardjali expats living near Kardjali Makaza border pass 2013 cost of living moving to Bulgaria British expats forum and my experiences living the Bulgarian way as a British expat living in greece, then as a British expat living in Bulgaria and after getting used to Greek 'timing' and 'organisation', I was astonished at Bulgarian timing and organisation, everything planned and scheduled for me run exactly as organised! I had arranged various visits before I left the UK, no detail of the plans I had made let me down! Everything ran like clockwork, the car i had rented turned up exactly at the right time, the hotel car was ready and waiting for me at Sofia airport, the hotel in Kardjali had my room ready and waiting for me, together with a very welcoming cup of coffee (free I may add!). My overall impression of Bulgaria is that it's a very impressive country, extremely scenic and untouched, the people are friendly with no ulterior motive but to help you enjoy your stay and any dealings you wish to do. I have opened a company in Bulgaria with the help of a good local estate agents. I was informed it would take 20 working days to complete, it was opened much quicker than that! I have tried to do the same in Greece and to this date never succeeded! I have heard many horror stories about Bulgaria, I am wondering if they are meant to put people of going there? Time will tell. Currently I can only rave about my experience there and feel very positive about it all! So positive in fact that not only have I opened a new business in Bulgaria, but I have chosen to buy a house there! The houses in the countryside of Bulgaria are very basic with spectacular views! Countryside properties with no inside loo or running water, instead they have a well in the rather large garden, which is usually called 'the yard'. The majority of countryside properties are in a very poor condition and certainly need to be renovated, but the prices to buy one of these properties reflect the condition of the house! I will add more about my house purchase once I have indeed managed to do this! As for Bulgaria now being a full EU member, it is worthy to note that all the borders are not fully open to pass into Greece. Check which border is open before embarking on your journey if you intend driving down into northern Greece first! As a passenger in a Bulgarian car, with a Bulgarian driver, I encountered some of the border checks still in place. These checks are performed well within the Bulgarian border, we were stopped numerous times trying to get from one Bulgarian village to another when we were relatively close to the Greek border! The border control police kept us waiting for quite a while, while they checked out our English passports! They stood discussing the passports for ages while glancing back and forth at us! At first I found this quite amusing, after about 20 minutes or so, it became a tad tedious! After all we were still in Bulgaria and had no intention of crossing the actual border into Greece, we just wished to see another village along the way! We were stopped on the way back again, I held up my passport which they didn't wish to see this time. They apparently just wished to ask how we had liked the village! Later in the same day, I was driving my rent a car and was flagged down by some traffic control police. Embarrased at not speaking one word of Bulgarian, I just said one word 'English'! He looked a tad disappointed, gave me back my driving cards and waved us on rather quickly! We had to pass the same cops on the way back, at first they flagged us down again, then realised we were the same 'English' he had stopped earlier, gave a smile and waved us on before we had a chance to stop the car! Perhaps the moral of this story is, drive a rent a car and don't hitch a lift! British expats forum my list of Bulgarian properties Kardjali and Kirkovo near the greek border for Makaza border pass and Zlatograd border pass in Kardjali district. 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The Bulgarian people are very friendly and the Bulgarian system makes it very easy to buy a house in Bulgaria and to set up a business there! The Bulgarians welcome you and give you every possible help you require. The red tape is speedy without too many restrictions placed on buying a house, renovating a house or owning land there. Expats Forum for Brits in Bulgaria! Do you wish to meet other expats who've moved to Bulgaria or wish to share your experiences of Bulgaria with us, this is the forum to do it in! Getting to grips with the Bulgarian language is very difficult, most of the Bulgarians don't speak English, so meeting other English speaking people may help you adapt to this beautiful country! The Bulgarian language is difficult to prounounce, but don't give up, there's always help around! Share your experiences of getting to grips with Bulgarian and buying or selling houses and land, setting up your Bulgarian business and getting your English UK car into Bulgaria. Be careful when driving around in Bulgaria, you will quite often encounter a herd of cows coming towards you in the middle of the road! Chickens crossing are not unusual and donkeys quite often relax next to the road watching the world travel past! The land in Bulgaria is also very eco friendly constantly being replenished with cow turds these cow pats usually have some pretty large mushrooms growing by the side to see some eco friendly giant mushrooms of Bulgaria click here Some of the main roads of Bulgaria are pretty good, the lesser roads are scattered with potholes and it's not unusual for oncoming traffic to use 'your' side of the road when theirs is unpassable! As for the road signs in Bulgaria, most are in Cyrillic and you will have to get used to the strange formation of the letters rather than try to read what they say! Perhaps now they are in the EU the road signs will be readable for us all, but for now plot your journey well ahead of time! It does make driving and navigating around Bulgaria a little difficult! But, it's well worth it! Renting a small car can cost you anything from 18 euros per day to 28 euros per day for the same car from different car rental companies! The little cars have been well used and I found my little Corsa 1.2 a tad too small engine size to really cope with getting around, then again, I was in no rush!
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British expats Bulgarian border Makaza pass Kardjali expats living near now looking to buy properties in Kardjali to be near the Greek border cheap houses just this side are now being snapped up by British expats. With properties still cheap nows the time to buy in Bulgaria! Plus sheer luxury first class in Sofia Plovdiv Haskovo Looking to relocate to a house or land in Bulgaria and are already thinking of the region of Kardjali in the south near the Greek border, you may be seeking assistance. You could contact one of the large Bulgarian Estate Agents, Bulgarian border Makaza pass Kardjali expats living near Kardjali region houses available with full documents. If you wish to come over to Bulgaria and have the assitance of the English Expats who will help you with a place to stay while you hunt for your new Kardjali Bulgarian home or land you can contact us via the Bulgarian Forum enter here my forum
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PERPERIKON ARCHAEOLOGICAL DIG SITE southern Bulgaria MAJOR RESTRICTIONS on the new Zlatograd Road! THE ZLATOGRAD ROAD Tatul Bulgaria - Tomb of Orpheus the Sanctuary at Tatul southern Bulgaria The Stone Wedding Kardjali Rhodopes southern Bulgaria - Photos of the stone wedding, the wedding guests at this rather unusual wedding ceremony in southern Bulgaria Whats on Bulgaria FORUM Expats and Brits in Bulgaria! - A JOURNEY FROM THE UK to BULGARIA information regarding driving from the UK to Bulgaria Expats insider info on the costs of living in Bulgaria! BULGARIAN COMPANY NEWS If you are thinking to buy a house with land in Bulgaria, you can now read the news regarding obtaining your Bulstat Bulgarian Company registration DIARY of a NEW LIFE in BULGARIA plus new DAIRY of a NEW LIFE in Bulgaria on the farm! plus DIARY of a BIKERS LIFE in BG Rhodope Rosary Tourist Guide to the Municipality of Kirkovo PERPERIKON Bulgarian TV Camera Crew - at Perperikon archaeological dig site southern Bulgaria News Crew at the digs of Perperikon! Diana's Hotel Kirkovo Kardjali Bulgaria A lovely motel right by the road soon across the Greek Border into northern Greece Extremely cheap hotel prices costs reflecting local prices Cheap Houses for sale in Karjdali Southern Bulgaria EXPATS FORUM an extensive forum from BG BULGARIAN ROMANTIC WEDDINGS Visit the stone wedding day ceremony in Kardjali southern Bulgaria and plan your own wedding day in romantic Bulgaria Whats on Bulgaria FORUM Expats and Brits in Bulgaria! - A JOURNEY FROM THE UK to BULGARIA information regarding driving from the UK to Bulgaria Expats insider info on the costs of living in Bulgaria! SPIRIT ORBS in HAUNTED BULGARIA at abandoned Bulgarian school ARE YOU LOOKING FOR A CHEAP DENTIST BULGARIA? British expats come to Bulgaria to enjoy cheap dental care. Kardjali region the dentists do not speak English, but then again neither do your teeth! All the dentists I have come across are cheap AND costs are local prices! The dentists in Bulgaria have superb techniques, use the best products and really care about what they are doing to your teeth! Teeth whitening, bleaching can be done by the Bulgarian Dentists from as little as 150 leva thats around £50 or 75 euros to you and me! Plus a new crown for 150 leva!!! THERE ARE SUPERB CHEAP DENTISTS in Bulgarian border Makaza pass Kardjali expats living near BULGARIA for British Expats! If you are looking to buy a house or land costs in local living prices Bulgaria and are already thinking of the region of Kardjali in the south near the Greek border, you may be seeking assistance. Here are two ideas for you, either speak to a couple of other English Expats who have already bought a house and land and of course formed the obligatory Bulgarian Company, English expats only too willing to help you achieve your dreams. You could contact one of the large Bulgarian Estate Agents, Kardjali region houses available with full documents. If you wish to come over to Bulgaria and have the assitance of the English Expats who will help you with a place to stay while you hunt for your new Kardjali Bulgarian home or land you can contact us via my Bulgarian Forum Whats on Bulgaria FORUM Expats and Brits in Bulgaria! DRIVING FROM THE UK to BULGARIA costs of driving from the UK to Bulgaria best route to take if you're considering driving from the UK to Bulgaria across Europe information regarding driving from the UK to northern eastern southern or western Bulgaria BG. Information regarding local TV stations in BG information regarding the local cost of living in Bulgaria, how long is the journey from the UK to Bulgaria and how much it will cost to drive down. What kind of life can I expect in Bulgaria. Is it still cheap to live in Bulgaria. I don't speak Bulgarian are there translators to help me Cheap Houses for sale in Karjdali Southern Bulgaria where British expats are looking to buy houses in Kardjali Bulgarian border Makaza pass Kardjali expats living near TREE PIGS CAMPING SOUTH BULGARIA CAMP SITES LONG TERM HOUSE for RENT BULGARIA near HASKOVO and KARDZHALI or BUY READY TO MOVE INTO HOME camp near the Greek Border MAKAZA and ZLATOGRAD when MAKAZA PASS open! BUYING in BULGARIA Land Houses Derelects Renovation Projects old abandoned Bulgarian Schools for sale SOUTH BULGARIA CAMP SITES LONG TERM HOUSE for RENT near HASKOVO and KARDZHALI or BUY READY TO MOVE INTO HOME camp near the Greek Border MAKAZA and ZLATOGRAD when MAKAZA PASS open! LOADING BELOW is the ZLATOGRAD ROAD! - MAKAZA BORDER PASS remains closed to throo traffic current updates on the Makaza pass on my forum for expats by expats Kirkovo Kardjali HOUSES for sale near the greek border Kirkovo for Komotini Makaza Kavala Zlatograd Thermes Xanthi Whats on Bulgaria all the information you could wish for from one site! LATEST NEWS with PHOTOS plus NEW ARCHAEOLOGICAL DIG, SOUTHERN BULGARIA FINDS HUGE EARLY BRONZE AGE SETTLEMENT! Properties near the Makaza pass Greek border road this is a new offer for a house for sale How big is Bulgaria? The map of the UK on the right here has the map of Bulgaria superimposed to demonstrate the size of the scenic Bulgarian country. 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