replied to the thread move to bulgeria
on the Bulgaria forum on April 13, 2014:
hi all,this is a first for me,very first,thinking of moving to bulgeria,been living in turkey for last 2half years,we have a 3 year old who has just started cresh,were looking around sofia reigen as we want to send hin to the same school(helen doran early english)as that has helped him greatly,looking around pravets area,a complex-golf ect,as dont want to be in a city,been to razlog/bansco but for school to far,any help would be greatly appreited,would like to rent for a while coz made mistake of buying in turkey,what about residency and living permenant requirments ,sorry for spelling as never been on computers,and dislexia doesent help,but i do get it underlined in red.reguards mark
hi mark its mike bg transport will you need help moving if so just give me a call we have a couple from turkey moved last year to my village thay are doing great good luck mike 07548826222
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hellow mike,thanks but not got a place yet,be comeing out later this month,thanks
replied to the thread Moving to Varna - intial questions
on the Bulgaria forum on April 09, 2014:
I'm new to this forum so first of all would like to introduce myself! I'm a 33 year old British woman who's moving to Varna with my partner initially on a 4 month basis. I'm a graphic designer so will be working online and doing some training.
We're looking at renting an apartment on a month to month basis - does €300 pcm sound reasonable in Varna city centre?
Also, how easy/difficult is it to get wifi installed? It's essential for my work so this is my main worry as I'm not sure if you need a residence permit, etc.
Any help appreciated!
Hi, you can find an apartment for more or less depending on your required standard, but 300 will be fine. Wifi is not a problem, just ask around in town with Vivacom and you can also find it on the internet. Just Google 'internet service providers in Varna' and you will be fine.
on the Bulgaria forum on April 08, 2014:
replied to the thread schooling question
on the Bulgaria forum:
We are moving to Bulgaria July 2015 and have 2 boys in Grade 2 and reception. We will move to Plovdiv area. We are thinking of home schooling for primary school but are worried about their sport. As long as they can partake in sport and extra curricular, I am happy to home school (i'm a teacher). Or should we put them straight into Bulgarian schools?
Also, we would like to start our own English speaking school (that's what we have done in South africa). Is this a crazy idea? Not a TEFL school per say but a normal primary school that teaches in English and has Bulgarian language as as subject.
Wow! Thanks, this is really helpful information as that is the exact area we will be and we don't want to be divided for the sake of education for the entire school career. We will definitely look into this.
The other school we've looked at in Sofia is St George school. I have their handbook and it looks good. Does anyone have any experience with them? We will also look at the other school mentioned here and hopefully get the boys into mainline schooling a bit later on.
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Congratulations on your choice - Bulgaria is a good place to live - both the climate and the people are friendly.
About schools - I have graduated the English Language High School in Haskovo - 15 km. away from Dimitrovgrad and can recommend it as a good choice for your kids, the same applies for the Math school there but after they are 14. Until then you can consider other state or private schools, just make shure they learn the language in advance. There's another interesting option in the Bulgarian educational system - private student - which means that your kids will be enrolled to a state school but will study at home and take exams by the end of each year. In this way they will get a state diploma and reduce the stress from the new language for the first year.
Sports are widely available - Haskovo is the home of one of the best tennis players - Grigor Dimitrov and has very well developed tennis teaching, also very good results in Badminton, Handball and Football. Dimitrovgrad has a very good karate association, also Basketball and several others.
By the way, I own a Language school and can assure you that no registration or licence is required, as long as you do not try to issue state diplomas. So if you have decided for a language school you will have no administrative problems. Plovdiv on the other hand offers much more opportunities and bigger market.
I am planning my retirement for late 2014 and I would like to find an area with a friendly ex pat community in a town environment where i can rent a property on a long term basis.. Can anybody suggest nice areas please?
yes i am hoping to retire to bulgaria
Thank you SM your advice is welcome I will be coming over fir a week or so and will certainly check out the area you have advisef it sounds really good.Many tthanks Pam
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Hello from Varna !
I wish to recommend to all of you my favorite spots in Varna and nearby, for a great time during upcoming Easter Holidays and not only
Villa Marciana stylish restaurant , gourmet dinner on Fridays, Sunday brunch, Graffiti Café and Red Canape restaurant, in the city center, Excellent place, décor & cuisine, as well cosmopolitan restaurant on the beach Rapongi
, fish restaurant on the Varna Beach, KRACHMATA, folk restaurant, tasty fresh food, reasonable prices, few steps from the sea
Hope you will enjoy my favorite spots as well.
replied to the thread URGENT RENTAL required
on the Bulgaria forum:
My wife and I need a house for six months from mid April. If it happens to meet our needs for a long term home, so much the better. We are cash buyers and funds in Sterling, Euro, Dollars or Leva are immediately available for the right property. References are available for a rental property, if required.
We need a property in a quiet location, possibly on the edge of a good village with few neighbours and definitely not overlooked. The house will be modernised to Western European standards and MUST have a good WIFI connection with a download speed in excess of 10 Mbps.
We are flexible about most other things provided the house meets minimum requirements. We do not have a fixed budget for rent or for purchase but are well aware of the market rates in both sections.
The area will be east of Plovdiv and no further north than Yambol. We are in Bulgaria now and can look at suitable properties quickly. We will be making a decision in the course of the next week so if you have anything do not hesitate.
Thank you. We are quite sad that we cannot, for reasons of weather, consider the north as there are many excellent buildings there. We have looked extensively and almost bought several but sadly, the harshness of the winter always, finally puts us off.
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If you change your mind and want to go North,next to Nikopol and Danube river let me know.I have got something for you.
replied to the thread Preparing to move to Bulgaria
on the Bulgaria forum:
I want to prepare to move to Bulgaria when I retire approx 4 years time (i know I could be dead by then). I have been researching Bulgaria and looking at the views of expats living in Bulgaria. I want to come over and hire a car to take a look at areas that I am interested in. I would initially want to rent somewhere for a few months before buying. Could anyone tell me if a rental for say 6 months would be possible? I want to get a feel for the place and get a chance to talk to people to glean as much information as possible. I also want to keep away from estate agents. I would be grateful for your comments. Many thanks
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I think that you are doing the right thing,one step at the time.Everything is possible.
More info at http://bulgariatravelagent.com
Hi, my advice is to choose the area that looks okay for you, and to find an apartment close by. Apartments are not expensive if you are on a budget, and the more you pay the better you will get. If you let me know the area, I will look around for you. We live close to Pleven and Nikopol, but perhaps you would like to be close to the the beach? We are very happy here, and as long as you look before you leap, you should be fine. If you need any information, I will try to help in any way I can.