Travel in Bulgaria

Peter Jordan thegoderic at
Tue Dec 4 07:31:43 EST 2007

My experience is a couple of years out of date, but driving was 
definitely not recommended.

The locals interpret traffic laws shall we say interestingly and the 
police have a tendency to stop people for perceived minor offenses and 
issue imaginative on the spot fines, especially if you are a foreigner.

The landscapes are gorgeous, but the architecture less so (think Soviet 
brutal style with added decay)

Gabrovo, (about 80 miles N of Plovdiv) was the old capital and may be 
worth a visit to the castle.

And, last but by no means least, Plovdiv is prime wine country, so sampe 
the local stuff which can be very good indeed.

Finally, it will be cold in February (certainly by British standards). 
Expect snow and freezing temperatures.


Doug Franklin wrote:
> Howdy, folks,
> It looks like I might have the chance to travel to Bulgaria in late 
> February or early March.  I'd most likely be there about a week, staying 
> in Plovdiv and using it as a base of operations.
> I'm also considering spending an overnight on the Black Sea coast while 
> I'm there, but might let that wait for a trip in slightly warmer months. 
>   If I do it, I'd either rent a car or take the train from Plovdiv to 
> the coast and back.
> Does the collected PDML wisdom have anything I should know before going? 
>   Places not to miss?  Places not to see?  Food that even other food 
> won't eat (including scavengers)? :-)

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