Saturday, 20 December 2014

Sunny Balchik,Bulgaria: December 20th 2014 !

I cannot quite believe it but is quite warm and very sunny here.I thought I would share it with you.



The weather forecast till the end of the month is good too !.

Friday, 19 December 2014

Beautiful Balchik, Bulgaria - Part 7

As part of our occasional series showcasing Balchik, Bulgaria; here is a nice example of the inter-war architecture of the town.This building is located in Old Balchik, on the way up to the Town Hall.This building, as with most of the older parts of the town, dates from the period when Balchik and the South Dobrudja region in general was under Romanian rule (1919-1940). Balchik became the administrative centre for the area.


Balchik, of course, has changed rapidly, particularly since the 21st Century, when a lot of new investment has taken place, not only many new hotels, but also renovated buildings such as the Port Building which will be completed in July 2015, and will provide for a Museum of the Sea and 300 seat restaurant.

For more information about Balchik e mail info@gobg.co.uk




Thursday, 18 December 2014

Rouble rise prompts hopes that Russian economic crisis is easing | Business | The Guardian

Rouble rise prompts hopes that Russian economic crisis is easing | Business | The Guardian:


Uncle's Comment: The rapid drop in the value of the rouble will have a detrimental effect on the Bulgarian property market in that Russians are the biggest investors at the minute.However in the context of the property market, it may serve to drive prices further down and make them more attractive to other investors.The failure of the South Stream pipeline has already signalled a re-orientation of Russo-Bulgarian relations.



Jonathan Allen to Become Director of National Security at UK Foreign Office - Novinite.com - Sofia News Agency

Jonathan Allen to Become Director of National Security at UK Foreign Office - Novinite.com - Sofia News Agency:



Uncle's Comment: He is currently the British Ambassador in Bulgaria and a very capable one.




Tuesday, 16 December 2014

Best value skiing destination: Bansko in Bulgaria best for a cheap family ski break - Travel - The Independent

Trains in Europe: From the Channel to the Balkans, it is getting better - Europe - Travel - The Independent

6 charts that explain why Russia’s economy is in freefall – and what it means for you - Business News - Business - The Independent

6 charts that explain why Russia’s economy is in freefall – and what it means for you - Business News - Business - The Independent:




Thank you, Dobrich! Dobrich - News Dobrich | Dobrich Classifieds | Companies Dobrich

Wednesday, 10 December 2014

Gunners from Dobrich supported beloved Arsenal Champions League match Dobrich - News Dobrich | Dobrich Ads | Companies Dobrich

Gunners from Dobrich supported beloved Arsenal Champions League match Dobrich - News Dobrich | Dobrich Ads | Companies Dobrich:



Uncle's Comment : Well I am a West Ham fan, but I appreciate their devotion


Setting up a Call Centre in Bulgaria ?

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/forget-india-call-centres-are-moving-to-bulgaria-8939055.html

Here is independent evidence of what I have been saying for years ; Bulgaria is perfect for setting up a call centre,it has a young educated workforce and high speed internet, and still in Europe.

If you are interested in outsourcing to a call centre in Bulgaria please e mail us on info@gobg.co.uk

Bulgaria ex Security Chief 'Intended to Disappear' - Novinite.com - Sofia News Agency

Bulgaria ex Security Chief 'Intended to Disappear' - Novinite.com - Sofia News Agency:




Mistral Air To Fly Sofia-Bari - Novinite.com - Sofia News Agency

Mistral Air To Fly Sofia-Bari - Novinite.com - Sofia News Agency:




Tuesday, 9 December 2014

M25 Lanes Partially Reopen After Crash Chaos

M25 Lanes Partially Reopen After Crash Chaos:



This section in Essex is always congested and the road merges and un-merges.

Review of the week in Bulgaria

Well it has been an eventful week in Bulgaria, and in Balchik.


Firstly, more shennanigans in parliament: the budget was passed, but not before there were rumbles about the News in Turkish on BNT.

Then there was the resignation of Slavi Binev as Chairman of the Culture and Media Committee...and then there was the pipeline, always the pipeline, for South Stream.

Then our coal boat sank in Balchik..and then, as usual, it got colder and colder.

And it appears the cheapest petrol in Bulgaria is in Stara Zagora, at 2.10lv a litre.

And all of this, and more, was covered on this blog !.Why not follow or like on twitter/facebook or even click some adds , it only takes a moment and your arm wont fall off !.

Bulgaria's Ludogorets Travels to Madrid in Search of a Miracle - Novinite.com - Sofia News Agency

Ex Head of Bulgarian Intelligence Missing since Friday, IntMin Confirms - Novinite.com - Sofia News Agency

Monday, 8 December 2014

Parliament Passes State Budget 2015 At First Reading - Novinite.com - Sofia News Agency

Bulgaria May Launch Toll Roads System in 2017 - Novinite.com - Sofia News Agency

Bulgaria May Launch Toll Roads System in 2017 - Novinite.com - Sofia News Agency:



Uncle's Comment: An interesting form of back door taxation.

Repair of power provides a stable power supply in three villages Balchik Dobrich - News Dobrich | Dobrich Classifieds | Companies Dobrich

Repair of power provides a stable power supply in three villages Balchik Dobrich - News Dobrich | Dobrich Classifieds | Companies Dobrich:

Uncle's Comment : Frequent and annoying power cuts are a feature of life outside the big cities.The national grid is antiquated as are most of the power stations.In the winter this is not just annoying but life threatening.

NATO 'Mulls Monitoring Mechanism for Bulgaria' - Novinite.com - Sofia News Agency

NATO 'Mulls Monitoring Mechanism for Bulgaria' - Novinite.com - Sofia News Agency:



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Emergency Medical Teams Will Avoid Roma Districts unless their Safety Is Guaranteed - Novinite.com - Sofia News Agency

Emergency Medical Teams Will Avoid Roma Districts unless their Safety Is Guaranteed - Novinite.com - Sofia News Agency:


Saturday, 6 December 2014

Breaking News: Freighter sinks 1km from Balchik - Exclusive: On day of Patron Saint of Sailors

About an hour ago, at 4pm EET, a freighter (fully laden) from Balchik harbour encountered difficulties and sank.All crew were rescued. As yet the cause of the disaster is unclear, but overloading or cargo movement cannot be ruled out. More as it happens...

It is now confirmed it is a Russian registered ship the 'Elga 1' .Other sources suggest water leaked in via the propeller. The ship was loaded with coal heading to a Russian port. Sea conditions at the time were unremarkable. The ship was built in 1991.

The ship is laying in a shipping lane so will have to be salvaged,not to mention the hundreds of tonnes of coal on board.

Ironically this took place on St. Nicholas Day, the patron saint of sailors !.