The tourist’s NOT-to-DO list for Bulgaria

To spare yourself from worries and deceptions, and to enjoy a safe and pleasant summer holidays in Bulgaria, here is a list of things to avoid while there:
Don’t take a train. Bulgaria’s railway company BDZ has recently admitted that 300 of its 320 train engines lack valid safety certificates and have not undergone mandatory technical examinations. Only …..

A bulldozer prepares a beach for tourists near the Bulgarian Black Sea port of Varna (Photo: Stoyanov, Anton (Trud Daily))
Don’t fall ill. Eighty percent of Bulgaria’s hospitals are substandard, according to a recent report by the state medical audit agency. A two-….
Don’t trust taxi drivers. Especially those who doorstep foreigners at air terminals’ arrival exits. They are sure to rip …..
Don’t miss a chance to use the Sofia subway. Its construction started in 1972, and the metro system already has one 18 kilometre-long stretch with a total of 14 stations. That makes 474 metres (yards), or 0.37 stations per year.
Don’t hope for fast internet. Consider yourself lucky if you have coverage at all. Broadband penetration in Bulgaria is 13 percent (the lowest in the European Union) compared to the EU average of 28.4 percent.
Don’t miss a chance to win in the state lottery. The jackpot has reached almost 2.7 million Bulgarian leva (some €1.35 million), and is expected to exceed 3 million leva (some €1.5 million) on Thursday (June 3).
Don’t get confused by nods. In contrast to mainstream Europe, Bulgarians indicate a «no» by moving their heads up and down and «yes» by shaking heads from left to right.
Don’t be afraid to smoke. There are smoking and non-smoking areas in all establishments larger than 50 square….
Don’t be surprised by Bulgarian football. It is only natural if the public invades the pitch en masse to beat up the referee or/and some underperforming players. The latest such case happened in the town of Mezdra. But it was not the first one.
Don’t get scared by morning TV shows. They normally start with a reality police action. Officers in riot gear raid someone’s home or office, throw him on the ground and point guns at his wife and children, yelling ….
Don’t miss out on Bulgarian, cuisine, wine and music. If you do, you will regret it for the rest of your life.  
Bulgarians discover cheap holidays at their seaside with …German tour operators
Bulgarians are enjoying an unexpected benefit of the single European market this year. They can already book a cheap holiday at the Bulgarian Black Sea resorts through the largest German tour operators 

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Demetrios Georgalas (A Surviving Globalization Consultant) was born in 1961 in Bern and grew up in Athens. In1985, graduated from Surrey University with a Tourism Management BSc (Hons). In 1998, graduated from LMTB under Freie Universitat Berlin, with a Diploma Lasers in Medicine. His professional career was started in the private sector and at the same time he created his first consulting company D+G Consultants Inc. Worked for major multinationals in Greece and abroad (FMCGs / Pharmaceuticals / Tourism). Demetrios Georgalas, having established also Travelling 2 Greece a destination management company, while with the D+G Consultants working in the areas of BTL and special marketing projects. He is activated except from Greece in the Balkans and in Turkey, consulting his clientele with new innovative proposals. Apart from his enterprising activities, he dabbles at blogging, travelling and cooking while he is married and has two children. In conclusion Demetrios Georgalas is an Athenian, Greek, Agnostic, Traveller, & Liberal he likes sci-fi, photography, blogging, travelling and cooking and if you like fascism or any kind of dogma, keep out! Δημήτρης Κ. Γεωργαλάς Γεννήθηκε στην Αθήνα το 1961, σπούδασε Τουριστική Διαχείριση στο Ηνωμένο Βασίλειο και κατέχει μεταπτυχιακό τίτλο στην Βιοτεχνολογία. Έχει εργαστεί σε μεγάλα τουριστικά γραφεία του εσωτερικού, και σε πολυεθνικές σε Ελλάδα και Εξωτερικό, στο χώρο των φαρμάκων, των ιατρικών μηχανημάτων και των FMCG’s. Από το 2001 είναι ελεύθερος επαγγελματίας, με δραστηριότητα στην διαχείριση προορισμού, τον θεματικό τουρισμό και τις ειδικές ενέργειες marketing. Είναι παντρεμένος και πατέρας δυο παιδιών, διδάσκει ειδικά θέματα εξωτερικού εμπορίου και κοινωνικής δικτύωσης, σε επιχειρήσεις και οργανισμούς. Ασχολείται ενεργά με το διαδίκτυο από το 1993 με άμεση εμπλοκή στα κοινωνικά δίκτυα και στο «ιστολογείν». Φανατικός ταξιδευτής, ερασιτέχνης φωτογράφος, μαχόμενος αγνωστικός και φιλελεύθερος. Όραμά του μια Ευρωπαϊκή Ελλάδα.
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