Varna city guide

Varna city guide
Varna is a city well-known to the population of the Eastern Block. It is also slowly opening up to the western audience. Back when the Soviet Union was a thing, everyone knew about Varna. That city was a summer resort destination for all the big shots. Even after the Union fell apart. It still has that characteristic post-Soviet feel to it. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not downplaying Varna. It’s not called the Pearl of the Black Sea for no reason. It’s just a little unkept, like an older aunt who let herself go. You can see that proud, once-beautiful woman, who spoke fluent Russian, buried somewhere deep inside. Now she wears the tacky make-up of McDonald’s, Costa Cafes, and shopping malls. Like with all the other sea resorts, there’s a promenade and the main street. Tourists rar...
Varna city guide

Burgas city guide

Burgas city guide
Every time people talk about Burgas they sound like they have a gun pointed at them. It’s like in those mental health institutions in the movies. You have to say: everything is fine; otherwise you will get electrocuted. “Burgas is so peaceful, there is no crime, no drugs. The cost of living is very low and the city is beautiful. I would say it’s the most European city in Bulgaria: very prosperous and clean. We’re having so much fun here and we made so many friends. This park is the best park I’ve ever seen. Life is great!” Stockholm syndrome at its finest. Jokes aside, Burgas is exactly like that: a giant retirement home. That is a good comparison as many Europeans decide to spend their golden years here. Burgas is cheap and quiet with the bonus of being a sea resort. The clima...
Burgas city guide

Sofia city guide

Sofia city guide
It’s been a while since I heard someone asking about “Internet cafes” in 21st century Europe. Bulgaria is a bit behind in development, especially compared to other members of the Union. But it’s catching up quickly, rapidly even as you can see in its capital Sofia, which went through a lot of renovation works and new construction projects lately. Statistics claim that 6 Bulgarians become millionaires every month. They’re still one of the poorest countries, with the lowest salaries, but they’re on the verge of joining the Schengen and Eurozone as soon as possible. Also known as “the Silicon Valley of Eastern Bloc”, Bulgaria is becoming a major partner for companies looking to outsource their workforce, alongside China and India. Giants like Google, Facebook and Apple are fig...
Sofia city guide
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