biking in bulgaria for 6 weeks! beat that?
its nice for a week away and cheap beer, the flights out there are usually full of the scummiest/chavviest/dirty families you will meet this side of blackpool 🙂
not that im a snob or anything 😉
seriously once your there its like any other beach holiday, but cheaper!Posted 7 years ago
ive only seen sunny beach, and on route to sunny beach – its a bit like beiruit up to sunny beach…
sunny beach itself has a lovely beach (the name gives it away) and going to the right bars at night its ok…just like any other beach holiday, though you get alot more for your money!Posted 7 years ago
i'm an hour inland from varna,(dragoevo) been several times. got a number of my own routes. not massive mountains, but like wales(without the rain)Posted 7 years ago
As for travelling around europe in a camper van; i'll be coming back to my pool and ice cold beer every day, not sharing with sweaty sox! p%$ on that IHN
Dont go to sunny beach et al; minging places at rip off prices.BaldysquirtSubscriber
We toured through Bulgaria on the way to Turkey a few years ago. I quite liked it. We particularly liked Veliko Tarnovo where we had a rest day. The roads were worse than any we saw this side of Sudan, though. I don't remember things being that cheap, though.Posted 7 years agomafiafishMember
I went skiing to Borovets this winter and had a great time. There aren't that many runs but it's obvious your not going to get an Alpine resort for that kind of money. It's a good place to go to learn but anyone used to years of blasting down alpine reds and blacks and would be dissapointed.Posted 7 years ago
veliko tarnovo is really nice, roads are shocking. when they repair them they patch the potholes rather than sections; thus some roads are like the moons surface. no money for the places not visited by foreigners. as for prices; anywhere not a tourist place is ridiculously cheap. can eat out at a decent restaurant, drinks, coffees etc for about £6 eachPosted 7 years ago
Don't know much about Borovets for skiing, although as mentioned by someone earlier, the fact that it is (perceived to be) cheap means you get alot of neg-ends going there for a bargain holiday.
Oh and by the way, watch out for the Gypsies and the mafia!
Before anyone gets all high and mighty about being racist etc. I've seen it with my own eyes!! Gypsies (proper Romany ones) are treated as the lowest of the low, consequently they have no choice but to revert to pick-pocketing, begging and theft to survive.
As for the mafia, I've never seen as many big, blacked out, BMW's as I did in Bulgaria. A friend of my missus was car-jacked and then asked/told to 'insure' it with a local crim if she wanted to get it back. Nice place!Posted 7 years ago
would echo poisonspider about gypsies, treated really badly. as for mafia, certainly around but i've been going to bg for a few years, spending considerable time there and been ok. once had to get money out of the boot of a blacked out merc when the cashpoint was broken. it was ok cos we were surrounded by blokes with machine guns…and we got a receipt!Posted 7 years ago
to be fair though I've been to Bulgaria and it's sh!t, even if the beer was free I'm not sure I'd go back, think I'd rather go to Belguim.
Sure you'll have a blast 😀
Remember that nodding your head means no and shaking your head means yes. So if some mafia bod says :
"Don't say a word, can I have your bike and do you want to die?" get it rightPosted 7 years ago
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