Attendants at resorts, hotels and restaurants, as a rule, speak Russian and English.
Tipping is considered good manners and involves 5-10% of the bill.
Traditional Bulgarian souvenirs are handicrafts – beautiful Bulgarian embroideries, painted ceramic vessels, forged copper and iron products, handmade silver, rugs, perfumes from the Rose Valley.
Bulgaria: Money and currency of Bulgaria
According to Thenailmythology, the monetary unit of Bulgaria is the Bulgarian lev (BGN). 1 lev is divided into 100 stotinki.
On July 5, 1999, a denomination was held in Bulgaria. Old banknotes and coins were withdrawn from circulation with the advent of 2000. All new banknotes and coins bear the issue date of 1999. Be careful not to accept old banknotes and coins issued in 1991-1998.
Currency exchange is carried out in banks, exchange offices and hotels. Large hotels, car rentals, some restaurants and shopping malls accept major international credit cards. Banks are open from 9:00 to 15:00.
Bulgaria: Cuisine of Bulgaria
Here is the famous “Shopska” salad (tomatoes and cucumbers with cheese), and meat with vegetables “guvech”, and soup “tarator” – okroshka from curdled milk with cucumbers and garlic. Chorba is delicious – a soup made from young lamb, carrots, potatoes, tomatoes and onions. And the Bulgarians know how to make pyrzholi. It’s a piece of grilled meat on a grill. Or kebabchety – oblong minced meat patties. And then the whole meal is washed down with wine. Meat dishes – red, fish – white. Muscats, aperitifs, rakias and cognacs are famous. Among rakias, grape is considered the best, although plum is also very popular. Among cognacs, Pliska and Pomorie are the best in quality. The wines are all good.
Bulgaria: Culture of Bulgaria
Official holidays in Bulgaria:
- New Year – January 1
- National holiday of the Liberation of Bulgaria from the Turkish yoke – March 3
- Easter is not a fixed date
- International Labor Day – May 1
- Holiday of Slavic culture and writing – May 21
- Christmas – December 25-26
According to ethnographers, there are over 10,000 rituals associated with Bulgarian holidays.