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# 1
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chrissy
there have been many changes made to the retirement age of Bulgarians over the last ten years It was 55 when we first came here but i think it is about 63 now so my bulgarian neighbour tells me
29 May 2013 09:17:10 Reply Quote
# 2
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chrissy
filmon.com all english tv as it happens plug your computer into your tv it is easy free and we love it
hope this helps
29 May 2013 09:11:44 Reply Quote
# 3
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chrissy
There are only a couple of places left this year during August Thank you all for your support and registration for courses and treatments
We will return to the Vt campsite on bootsale days this years for treatments and readings see you all soon
chrissy
17 January 2013 17:00:45 Reply Quote
# 4
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chrissy
it's sad that your comments killed the new forum before it had chance to get going I see you do it to all the forums your a nasty person
12 January 2013 09:42:21 Reply Quote
# 5
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chrissy
many courses are planned for next year 2013 so if you are interested in learning Reiki Indian head massage Reflexology or body massage please get in touch
Full certificated training given by proffesionals 100 lev per day
work you can do for a good living here in BG
20 December 2012 11:38:49 Reply Quote
# 6
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chrissy
good morning from us in BG where it is thick snow in Straldja now and more reported to be on it's way. The reason i write is because we retired to Bg for the same reasons as you but we also know that retirement brings old age and all those things that come with it. On looking around and then buying a house in a village we realised what fools we had been. Yes it was full on in the country side etc but to buy any thing or to get any where it was in the car Not what we wanted . We then looked around and found a perfect area. A growing small town with a good mayor that has improved facilities and we have every thing we could ask for in Straldja and with in minutes we have walked into country side. The houses are good value here too and services we all need eventually doctors lab for blood tests ambulance fire engines schools restaurants shops and a tuesday market are all here. Hotels banks museum rail and bus stations. Theres a park or two a sports centre and a theatre a fantastic traditional dance group that dance their way round this town on several occations through out the year including Christmas eve.
People are very friendly and mostly Bulgarian Turkish Greek. There are a few total of about five english in neighbouring villages we are told and do see english people at our very reasonably priced shops and market. It is truly worth a look here 45 mins from Burgas for beach airport larger shops 20 mins from Yambol for what you may need there and with the link roads on our door steps now Sofia is achievable in a couple of hours and not 6 as it used to be years ago when we first came out here.
Hope this helps you in your investigations
20 December 2012 11:22:31 Reply Quote
# 7
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chrissy
Reiki healing course 1&2 being held on monday 1st and tuesday 2nd 50 lev per day contact me if you would like to take part Hotel can be arranged All courses are certificated
25 September 2012 17:26:36 Reply Quote
# 8
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chrissy
seedy by name and seedy by nature is what you are. We are happy living here and you don't like it We all have a good life and you don't like it and i for one am sick of reading what you have to say All you do is run down Bulgaria and think you know it all. I hope this site bans you and allows us all to use the site for it's perpose of helping each other and in my opinion you are no help.
18 September 2012 16:41:41 Reply Quote
# 9
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chrissy
Hello again Val and every one that has come on to this discussion topic. I am so shocked at the way you all write about Bulgaria. Yes their are potholes but you do not mention all the new roads being built. Yes their is snow but the winters have changed and if you chose the correct area to live it isn't a problem. Yes their is crime tell me a country where it doesn't exist and in our town we have had zero crime for three years. Whats more we are proud of that and our town of Straldja. Food stuff such as tomatoes salads and fruit always goes up this time of the year because we are not buying it in the shops we pick it from our gardens share it with our neighbours and they share theirs with us, Yes the weather is extreme but we have time in the summer to spend in the house with the air conditioning and in Febrary we have time in the house with the log fire. If i was still in England i would have spent the last10 months trying to keep warm and dry because it hasn't stopped raining there yet and very soon England will be in winter again.
If you want a good place to live with a good micro climate then come visit us Val we can show you our part of Bulgaria and you can make your own mind up. I guess if all those that have writen to you Val are so dissatisfied they will all be returning to their birth country so they will not be here. My aunt lived in Canada Ontario Toronto, she used to have snow above the first floor of the house and couldn't get out for months. Oh yes the electric costs us 75 lev a month the water 6 lev because we have a well to water the garden and house tax for the year 40 lev i was paying twice that per day in England Yes your pension Will go further
regards chrissy
12 August 2012 14:20:31 Reply Quote
# 10
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chrissy
Hi Val the answer is a loud and clear YES. We have been made very welcome here by every one there is no problem with any of the things you have listed in your post. We use the heart hospital in Yambol all brand new and fantastic facilities the GP is very good the dentist etc no problems. You can fill in a form and get all health care for free as you are a pensioner our friends have done it.
Just pack up your home and drive it and your car to a happy new life. Every thing is a lot cheeper here and your pension will feel like it is triple. What area are you looking to live There are some lovely homes all over but it is wise to concider the mountains are deep snow in winter the coast is very busy in summer the small towns have a lot to offer and the villages are a bit cut off with roads that are not so good. Buy a renervated property is our suggestion. hope this helps ask any questions we will help where we can. another good site is Anglo info blacksea coast covers lots of things legal and living in Bulgaria and a good forum for help. English telivision available through Filmon.com plug your computer into your tv.
10 August 2012 12:17:37 Reply Quote
# 11
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chrissy
Hi Richard we are not far from you at Straldja Husband builds miniture railways I do any thing sewing knitting etc.
Wish we had some large craft shops here in BG.
chrissy
4 August 2012 14:18:47 Reply Quote
# 12
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chrissy
having been here for several years now we have seen people come and people go. Most have either run ut of money had problems with the teenage children or missed family. We retired early decided to get out of the rat race and just be doing the things we want to do. There are not any other English in our little town but we have a mix of Bulgarian and Roma of course and German Greek Italian and Turkish.
I believe i am correct in saying that we all live a Bulgarian life and that is as i see it the key to living in any country live to way the people live in that country and it does work. We love it but we do miss the London shows and the country fairs and various things like that but we do have a theatre in our little town and their are more country things going on now. We do need a list on the site of various activities going on all over Bulgaria so that we all know in advance like the Razgrad show. Only new about that on the second day of it's 3 day event. If postings like that can be put on here i would be thrilled. So to sum up there are no brits in my home town but they are in the outskirted villages
1 August 2012 17:34:32 Reply Quote
# 13
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chrissy
hi seedy we were told that the money can be paid in and taken out of the business account to the full value of the house and that is exceptable but to demand full payment back from the company was never told to us but i like the idea and hope it works for other people
thanks chrissy
1 August 2012 14:45:52 Reply Quote
# 14
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chrissy
I have just gone through the proceedure of changing the house from business to our selves as private owner.
There is no getting away with making up you own numbers valuation etc.
First you have a valuation done then you have to put that amount of money into your business account to buy the property from your business then the tax is calculated on 10% of the profit the difference between what you paid for it and the valuation now and if the property is valued over 55 thousand lev then you have to register for vat and pay 20% vat on it then it can all be transfered into your name and then the business has to be liquidised and six months must elapse before it can be closed. It is expensive long winded and a performance to be honest for us all but if these business's are not closed and the value of property goes up which it already has with the building work we have all done then their will be the problem in the future of higher tax and vat and well we might as well give the whole lot to the Bulgarian govenment.
1 August 2012 10:16:54 Reply Quote
# 15
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chrissy
hello I had to write to say although i knew there to be a problem several years ago in the Yambol region where we live , it has improved and a great deal has been done by the municipality and by the people themselves. In the town of straldja where we live we do not have a problem at all. There are lots of people walking their dogs now and treating them well. All this is very different to how it was and thousand times better to what we see in Romania and in Portugal this last winter. Lots of English are the problem there. They have left their animals to fend for them selves and the people have returned to England. I want to say a big well done to all the people that are working towards a better life for the animals
31 July 2012 11:26:19 Reply Quote