Travel tips to Bulgaria | Your travel guide to Bulgaria.. the land of roses

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you must consider before traveling to Bulgaria, Bulgaria is also called the Land of Roses.

Bulgaria, the Republic of Bulgaria or Bulgarian Republic, Bulgaria is a beautiful mountainous country lying in Balkan Peninsula in Southern Europe. The largest and the capital city is Sofia. The country may be very small in area but it is rich in ancient culture, picturesque locales, down to earth and friendly people who provide the warmth and hospitality of old days.

Why Bulgaria is the “Land of Roses” ? due to the largest production of roses here. Although Bulgaria is full of sea resorts much of the actual country is in the great mountain regions, with many ski resorts a perfect destination for skiers.

With unique customs, spectacular crafts, colorful festivals, folklore and so on, Bulgaria has the ability to take the imagination of visitors by surprise and excitement.

 

Travel tips to Bulgaria

 

The population of Bulgaria is roughly 7.4 million and the official language is Bulgarian, but Turkish and Romanian are also familiar by considerable percentage of the population.

 

geographic Location

travel tips to Bulgaria
Travel tips to Bulgaria

It lies in Balkan Peninsula in Southern Europe, bordering the Black Sea to the east, Serbia and the Republic of Macedonia to the west, Romania to the north, Greece and Turkey to the south. Bulgaria also borders Turkey, Romania, Ukraine, Russia, and Georgia along the sea. Bulgaria is strategically located near Turkish Straits, making it the control point of key land routes, connecting Europe to Middle East and Asia.

 

Travel tips to Bulgaria about its climate

 

The climate of Bulgaria can be termed as temperate, with hot, dry summers and cold winters. Summer temperatures average around 75°F (24°C) and winter temperatures average about 32°F (0°C). The ideal time to visit Bulgaria is summer.

 

Local Customs in Bulgaria

travel tips to Bulgaria
Travel tips to Bulgaria

Like any other country Bulgaria has its own customs too and normal courtesies should be followed. Handshaking is customary. Dress should be conservative but can be casual. Souvenirs from home country are appreciated if invited to home. Here is Bulgaria, a nod of the head means ‘no’ and a shake of the head means ‘yes’. Tipping up to 10 to 12 percent is customary for all services including restaurants, bars, clubs, taxis etc.

 

places to visit in Bulgaria

    Sofia

 

Travel tips to Bulgaria
The Alexander Nevski cathedral

 

* Alexander Nevski Cathedral

* St. Sofia Church

* St. George Rotunda

* National Ethnographic Museum

 

    Mountains

travel tips to Bulgaria
Village of Momchilovtsi

* Village of Momchilovtsi

* Pirin National Park

* Rila Monastery

 

Travel tips to Bulgaria about getting there

 

By air

The national airline of Bulgaria is Bulgaria Air. Other international airlines operating from Bulgaria include Bulgaria include Aeroflot, Air France, Alitalia, Austrian Airlines, British Airways, El Al Israel Airlines, KLM, LOT Polish Airlines, Lufthansa, MALEV Hungarian Airlines, Olympic Airlines and Swiss Air. Sofia International Airport EAD (SOF) is the biggest airport which is like six miles east of Sofia. Other international airport is Varna International Airport (VAR) located in the western outskirts of the city about five miles from Varna.

 

By sea

The important international ports are Burgas and Varna along the Black Sea.

travel tips to Bulgaria
Travel tips to Bulgaria

By river

Ferries can cross into Romania from Vidin to Calafat.

 

By Rail

Sofia is connected to Budapest, Belgrade, Bucharest, Thessaloniki, Paris, Vienna, Munich and Berlin through frequent services of trains thus consider travelling with railways is a good idea for connecting with your family.

 

Duty Free Items

  1. 200 cigarettes or 50 cigars or 250 gm of tobacco
  2. 1 liter of spirits and 2 liter of wine; 50 gm of perfume and 100 gm of eau de toilette
  3. Gifts and personal use items.

Prohibited Items 

Uncanned goods, meat or dairy products, Narcotics, pornography, firearms, ammunition, weapons, eggs, plants, endangered species, fireworks and alcoholic beverages that contain more than sixty per cent alcohol.