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As a traditional holiday destination Bulgaria has a variety of attractions to offer to its visitors including some of the most unspoilt countryside in Europe in contrast to other famous European destinations.
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60. what is the best way to get to Bourgas from Varna?61. Where I can change my money for Bulgarian levs?62. How many tourists visited Bulgaria this year 2006?63. Are there fee for public WC in Bulgaria?64. What tourist attraction are there in Sofia that I can visit?65. Which is the best restaurant for Bulgarian food in Sofia city?66. Where I can rent a Car in Bulgaria? What kind of fuel is most popular and is it easy to find petrol station when I am on the road?67. Is it possible to use ATMs to get cash in Bulgaria and is there a charge for doing so?68. Is there a regular train service to and from Bucharest to Varna?69. I have heard so many nice things about the Spa resorts in Bulgaria - is this true?
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Q60: what is the best way to get to Bourgas from Varna?
A60: The best route Varna - Borgass is the car or bus transport. There is train connection but the route is round to Karnobat is more slower than bus! The distance Bourgas is about 130km (2 hours).
Q61: Where I can change my money for Bulgarian levs?
A61: Many local banks and currency exchange offices function in the capital and in the country. Big international banks also have offices here. Working hours of the banks: 9 a.m. - 4 p.m., Monday to Friday. Currency exchange offices are open to 6 p.m., some working 24 hours a day. Currency exchange at the airport on arrival or departure, and in the big hotels, is also possible (but a little expensive than in the towns).
Do not exchange money in the streets or outside banks and currency exchange offices despite the advantageous rate offered. The danger of deception is considerable.
Q62: How many tourists visited Bulgaria this year 2006?
A62: More than 2.8 million foreign tourists visited Bulgaria from January to July 2006, up 4.82 per cent year-on-year.
The bulk of foreign holidaymakers came from Greece, Serbia and Montenegro, Macedonia, Germany and the UK.
The number of Greek tourists totalled 333 000 from January to July 2006, down 10.75 per cent. The number of German and British tourists stood at 285 000 (down 5.25 per cent) and 246 000 (up 12.11 per cent) respectively.
Romanian tourist arrivals registered the biggest rise in the first seven months of the year with 96.06 per cent. The number of Russian tourists rose 29.06 per cent on the year through July to 132 000.
Q63: Are there fee for public WC in Bulgaria?
A63: Many public places charge small fees /0.20-0.50 leva/ to use their WC/washrooms.
Q64: What tourist attraction are there in Sofia that I can visit?
A64: Some options are:
St. Alexander Nevsky Catedral and The Alexander Nevsky Crypt
The National Museum of History
3D Cinema in Sofia Mall Building
Go to the Vitosha Mountain and National Park
Night life in Sofia is great - try Sofia bars and night clubs (there are some good erotic bars if you like this kind of entertainment - find more for sex escort in Sofia thereа>)
Q65: Which is the best restaurant for Bulgarian food in Sofia city?
A65: Try Tavern "Pri Yafata" (located in city center : Sofia, 28 Solunska Str. / Tzar Assen Str.)
Q66: Where I can rent a Car in Bulgaria? What kind of fuel is most popular and is it easy to find petrol station when I am on the road?
A66: There are a lots of Rent a Car companies (see link in more info). Big towns, resorts and airports have subsidiaries of the big international rent-a-car companies. You can get the respective information at the hotels or from the tourist agencies. About the fuel: there are plenty of petrol stations with all types of fuels in all towns and along the motorways.
more info >> /visit/dir.asp?d=0-7-Rent_a_car
Q67: Is it possible to use ATMs to get cash in Bulgaria and is there a charge for doing so?
A67: You can use ATM and can machines in all of the Bulgarian cities (in banks, supermarkets, big hotels, big shops, etc.), large villages and resorts, big chains of petrol/gas stations (like Shell, OMV, LukOil,
Petrol, etc.) and somewhere else. You will be charged and the fee depends on type of the card, on Bank issuer of the card and on the bank holder of the ATM or cash machine (the fee varies but it is approximately 2% - 2.5% but not smaller than 10 BGN)!
Q68: Is there a regular train service to and from Bucharest to Varna?
A68: Sorry, but I never heard about this (may be now when the both countries are members of European Union there will be). You can use train Bucharest - Rousse (there are 2 times at day) and then get bus to Varna (there are a lot of bus options Ruse - Varna).
Q69: I have heard so many nice things about the Spa resorts in Bulgaria - is this true?
A69: Bulgaria abounds in hydrothermal resources, unique in composition (over 600 mineral springs with temperatures between 10 C and 102 C) and known for their curative properties even in antiquity. The climate is healthy and has a marked curative effect in certain regions of the country. The varied relief. warm sea, fresh verdure and mountains air, combined with various treatment procedures, exert a favourable influence on a number of ailments.
The health resorts are situated in some of the most picturesque places of Bulgaria and in the mbalneological treatment is in combination with climate treatment and physical therapy.
more info >> Bulgaria SPA centers and resorts