|Back from Bulgaria
||[Apr. 1st, 2004|07:29 pm]
For a long awaited update. I'm back from Bulgaria, it was a work trip but managed to make the most of it ;-) The place is strictly non english speaking, very few ppl can actually blatter something in english, even at the four star hotel i was staying...disgrace. |
Still the place is nice, though it permeates their low standard of living. A lot of the things to see are conveniently situated along one long main road, making sight seeing a breeze.
Traffic is chaotic, yet the horn or obscene words are rarely used, and considering in a two lane road u find three cars millimeters from one another is quite a feat, or at least would be in Malta.
To make some money the easiest way apparently is to convert your car in a taxi, so one can see all kinds of cars, many scrap yard models etc, serving as taxis, everywhere is covered in yellow taxis.
There is a tendency to overcharge foreigners, so be wary for those intent on going there. Thing is, the exchange rate is so favourable, ie, 1 LEVA = LM0.20 that u don't even bother to haggle most of the time.
Food is interesting and inexpensive. Since i like trying local stuff when abroad, i indulged in all the local dishes i could get my hands on, (or rather understand names of, from menu). Lived like a millionaire all week, with Champagne, Black caviar etc etc I should emigrate to such a country :-P
Now to the most important details to male readers out there... the girls :-) well, incredibly, obese persons are extremely rare. Dont know if its the quality of the food or the lack of it, but almost all girls had a great looking figure, though actual pretty faces where not as common as expected. Though people of both sexes looked older than actually were. Having said that, Clubs and discos where full of naked beauties and the highest incidence of english speaking knowledge.
Made friends over there and have been shown around to some hidden gems like restaurants and discos, and there is more than meets the eye in the place, so yes i want to go back again, maybe this time when there s a little snow for a bit of skiing.....