What is the name of the city or town that you are reporting on?
Name three things that you wish you had brought and three you wish you had left at home.
Dumpling Mix, loads of it. Marmite
Some furniture, Husband, some clothes.
What advice would you give someone preparing to move to your area about the actual move, choosing a neighborhood and finding a home?
I would find out about a area of the country you like and fly out, drive around to if possible to find a place you like then find a estate agent or a English person to find you some houses to view .
I moved out with Oggi who has a removal company, you pack your goods and he arranges the pick up, you have to load it on the lorry his driver will help, had it delivered from door to door in 6 days, great service and cheap, if you would like his email contact me .
What type of housing do you live in? Is this typical for most expats in your area?
I live in an house, most expats who have moved to this area live in houses and not apartments.
How did you choose your neighborhood and find your home or apartment?
Wanted a house in town with land at a good price, but hard to come by. Searched many many estate agents, found 2 luckily in the same area, brought one of these, as don't drive its easy to walk into town, no problems in winter, and am on the main train line so can get anywhere in Bulgaria.
Are your housing costs higher or lower than they were in your home country? What is the average cost of housing there?
House taxes are way way lower, electric is about the same, most heating that people use is by wood, same as mine that heats up the seven radiators to keep the house warm. Water is cheap, and if you have a well like me watering the garden doesn't cost you anything, but I am lucky that mine is drinkable to which a lot isn't.