New members of the Bulgaria forum, introduce yourself here – 2017

Hi, my name is Ginny and I live my two teenagers in the United States. We will be coming to Bulgaria on a Fulbright in the spring. I'm looking forward to learning more.

I like that post!  :)

I just added the Rome2Rio app. That is so very helpful.

Hi Dear ;
Highly appreciated for the topic , i am really been to sofia 2 times , each of them few hours and few days , but i love the country and the people , and plan to start a business over there , Could any advice what a good business to be executed in Sofia , appreciated your suggestions , hence I have good experience about cargo & trading & Marketing .

Welcome on board everyone !

@Pieter, please do not promote your services on the message board (I invite you to register your company in the business directory)

Thanks - I have removed all your promotional message

Hello Julian, it was not meant as a promo on this topic but just to explain who I am and what I do in my life and in Bulgaria.

But hello everyone.

I am Pieter, 40 years old from Belgium and I have been moving back and forth between Belgium and Bulgaria since 2007 until I permanently settled in Varna in November 2013.

I have my own company and besides that I work as an office manager in a call center, So I am quite busy but that is the way I like it,
I like to meet people and have a discussion about a wide variety of topics. So if there are any people here that live in Varna as well or that want to explore the city, I am always willing to meet you if I can make the time.

Someone in Burgas to take a break?

Hi everyone !

I'm Guillaume, 22, and I come from Belgium. I'm currently studying law and economics here in Belgium and I plan to come living in Bulgaria in about 2 years just after my graduation. I love eastern Europe and the country I liked the most was Bulgaria and so made I my choice to start my expat path here.

I look forward to hearing from you !


My name is Jas from England and I have just joined.

I am looking to set up an office in Varna for our ongoing software development.

I have very good knowledge of England and if I can help anyone with any information let me know

Hi Jas
My name is Arthur and I have just joined after moving to Burgas (Sarafovo) last week.
Did you get your office set up ?
My background is in IT support, training and installation ( over 30 years self employed ), and I am starting to learn Bulgarian.
I have a stepson here and I am trying to get my Russian wife to join me here. i hear different stories of how it can be done from many quarters. I would love to know the way that works this year.

We have not moved yet.

I am going to make sure that I get staff before commiting to an office there.

I have posted a job … loper.html so waiting to see if I get anyone.

I know two Ukranian developers in Burgas, one speaks English reasonably well, but I doubt that he'll be willing to move. He has a contract with an English company that takes up some of his time.
There are many Ukranians and Russians who would jump at the chance to live here.

Hi I'm Pete
Currently live in Yorkshire, England and looking to move to Bulgaria in the near future. Ideally looking somewhere near Vidin.

Hi, I'm Fiona from Scotland. Coming over in a couple of weeks to look at a few properties. Planning to retire in about 5 years and am totally drawn to the pace of life that living in Bulgaria could offer!! Looking around the VT area - Emen, Dobromirka & Momin Sbor. Would love to make contact with other ex-pats. Great forum btw!!

Welcome Fiona!

Hi All.

New to this website, name john-Rita OAP,s looking to poss buy holiday home in Bulgaria,we have lived in Spain in the past , but looking at the price of property there it looks it may be a nice place for a holiday home, so some help on the best or better parts too buy ? We are not into winter sports,golf,or the sea and beaches and upto about 1-30hr to the sea yes that's ok. It seems south east-west ?. Some help would be better than no help .john


Hope you're doing well.

I am moving to Bulgaria in September and I will be working (Business Park).

I would like to know if there's anyone renting a room not far away from that area - Ideally quite close to central as well as work.

At first I am planing to have a flat mate while I get used to the city and afterwards I am planing to rent a flat on my own. If I move in with a local I will have enough time to get to know the housing market and places where I would like to live.

I believe that having someone else as a flat mate will definitely ease the stress of my arrival - the settling and most important having to find a cosy place to live without being rushed.

All help will be very much appreciated.

Many thank,


Hi everyone!
I'm John and live near Simeonovo, about 20 km south of Yambol.
I'm a former tanker driver and self employed courier.
With my girlfriend Chris, we've been living here for nearly five and a half years and have loved every minute of it!!
We left the UK in 2012 and headed south in the car with everything we could carry after selling my house. Our intention was to set up home in Portugal and we spent seven weeks travelling around France, Spain as well as our first choice and ended up ruling them all out for cost reasons, much as we'd enjoyed our exploration there.
We found properties in Bulgaria on and thought why not check it out?
All this time later we're still here, we love exploring this amazingly beautiful country, the friendliness of the people in our village and elsewhere, the closeness to Greece, the fantastic climate but over and above all of that, it's the wonderful new friends we've made and experiences we all have in common. The desire for a better life away from the craziness and cost back home. It's been everything we hoped for and a great deal more besides.
So much so that I've written a book about our escape from the rat race that has just been published.
I hope it helps others to discover and enjoy what we found out almost by complete accident.

Hi Pieter, i'm Curtis lived here in Bulgaria the past 5 years more Veliko Tarnovo way. 52 years old and an ex Tugboat captain from Trinidad & Tobago, i worked in the marine industry for 29 years. I see you're involved in the call centre profession, something i would like to get acquainted with, as i am currently job seeking. I visited Varna few times and fell in love with the place, especially the beaches, reminds me so much of back home in the Caribbean, Any help/advice you can offer me would be heartfelt & appreciated, thanks in advance.

Hi folks,
I am Neil from Costa del London, UK
Buying a house in Bulgaria for a project then make it my house to settle in, I am ex British Army, property maintenance company owner here in London, looking to get out of u.k before Brit exit kicks in, sorry to say great Britain has lost its greatest now many true Brits want out me being one of them, Bulgaria has everything I am looking for to retire my days in peace and clean living plus in a great position to travel from as I love to travel and the great outdoors guess that's the solider in me still being with mother earth.

Welcome Neil!

Many thanks 😎

Hi everyone are names are Alan and Ellen and we shall shortly be moving to Bulgaria not sure where as yet but could be Burgas or Varna areas, could any give us any advice on best places to look and any pitfalls or problem areas to avoid we have heard that there are some gypsies in Bulgaria so any information will be gladly received.
Thanks Alan and Ellen.

Hello, fellows.

I am Felipe, from Brazil.

My wife is from Bulgaria and we will move to BG.

I worked (and still) in advertising industry as copywriter/Creative Director.
Of course, I want a position in my expertise area in a Bulgarian ad-agency, but I also considerer the possibility to totally change my work area or maybe stay in the same area (marketing/communication/media/movies/music) but not necessarily in a traditional agency.

So, I hope to make some friends here that can be my new friends when I move to Bulgaria. And, who knows, some business/work contacts as well.

To start: can I validate my marriage and became eligible to a permanent visa? How?


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