Susannah Mitchell wrote to us after reading Red Tape Unwound (on car pounding) in our June issue to tell us that she had been able to leave her vehicle in Bulgaria without car pounding and without fees.
I spenta considerable amount of money on a new car recently. I then tried to buy a yearly vignette, the sticker you are supposed to have on your windscreen to prove that you have paid road taxes. I was told they sold those at garages, so I headed to one. This is what ensued.
I have a Bulgarian-registered car and a full casco insurance (including burglary and theft) with it. I wanted to go to Macedonia in August but my insurers, the DZI, told me that they wouldn't cover the burglary and theft risks in Macedonia.
I am a UK citizen with permanent residency in Bulgaria. I am paying taxes, social security etc here.
In March 2007 we found a Bulgarian off-plan apartment we liked in Byala on the website "Go for Bulgaria". We transferred £19,000 to Mr Roy Witherden's Bulgarian bank account, and went out in June this year to see Byala and the plot. We have had no further contact since then.
Congratulations to Richard Cherry on his diagnosis kit for Bulgarianisation in that very special double Christmas 2007 issue! It certainly had our whole expat team in self-analysis mode.
I HAVE JUST BEEN to sign for my electricity supply in the Svilengrad office where they would only register the account in my company name, which means I pay the business tariff rate: however the water company accepted me as a private account.
When I first arrived in Bulgaria, I was struck by the open countryside and the pleasant scenery. As my travels progressed my attention was also drawn to a rather unusual use for litter.
Learn the bloody lingo!
Is this what the Bulgarians think about us Brits?
Clearing out the old junk that had accumulated on my computer, i came across an article that someone had sent me as an email attachment after the terrorist incidents in England in 2005.