Bulgaria has a rich history, much of which can be traced back to the country’s distinct culture. It is a country in Europe’s Southeast region. Furthermore, Bulgaria is centrally located on the Balkan Peninsula and serves as a crossroads between Europe and Asia. The country shares natural borders with Greece, Macedonia, Romania, and Serbia, as well as the Danube River and the Black Sea. Bulgaria also has a plethora of tourist destinations. Tourism in the country has increased noticeably, and a large portion of the revenue generated by the tourism industry is reinvested in the upkeep of heritage sites to increase the number of visitors.
Before you travel and visit Bulgaria, check out fun facts about life.
1. The birth rate is low
Bulgarian families typically have one child, with a maximum of two children. As an immigrant or expatriate, you will be valued. Especially if you are well-educated and diligent.
2. Bulgaria is a beautiful country
The scenery is breathtaking. The mountains are breathtaking, and the ski resorts are nothing to envy of any other country in the world. There are many natural honey producers in this area. Jars for sale can be found on the sides of roads and in any of the villages. In addition, fruits and vegetables are available everywhere and are the most delectable. Winter temperatures can fall below -15 degrees Fahrenheit. Summer temperatures in some areas, such as Plovdiv and south Bulgaria, can reach 35°C or even 40°C.
3. Bulgaria’s nice sandy beaches
Bulgaria is well-known for its beautiful sandy beaches and the warm water temperature of the Black Sea during the summer season. The beaches can range from lively and sports-oriented beach strips to calm and beautiful campsites. The beaches along the Bulgarian Black Sea can be found in resorts, which are usually populated during the peak season (July-August), but between the resort towns, you can discover the hidden beaches that will amaze you, so take your time and go see the country, you will not be disappointed.
4. It is simple to move across the country
Traveling within the country is fairly easy because everything is close together; for example, one of the longer distances to travel is only 450 kilometers between Sofia and Varna. There are also a few flights that link both cities in under an hour. However, if you want to appreciate the beautiful scenery and have enough time, you can take the slow train service, which will take you from the mountains to the Black Sea coastline in a good few hours and will pass through beautiful valleys in between.
5. Bulgaria’s agriculture
Agriculture is most likely what best defines Bulgarian roots. Older generations, in particular, have extensive knowledge of small farming, food conservation, and, of course, the ideal way to grow your tomatoes, cucumbers, and so on. On the other hand, almost every family owns a 1000 sqm plot of land. It is a tradition to go to the small farm on weekends and vacations and work the land where they grow fruits and vegetables for their needs.
6. Cuisine of Bulgaria
A Balcan mixture results in an interesting cuisine that relies on fresh vegetables during the summer, such as Chopska Salad and Tarator soup, the traditional cold cucumber soup, and more robust dishes for the winter, such as baked pork with sauerkraut. It is simply delicious, and the traditional Bulgarian breakfast is coffee, with the traditional breakfast at Banitza being filled with Bulgarian white cheese.
7. Food and drink are cheap
If you are not the fancy type, food and drink are very cheap and convenient. Most restaurants offer lunch specials between 12 and 2 p.m., with prices ranging from 5 to 6 leva. Coffee is significantly cheaper here than in the rest of Europe. In the morning, you could go to a modern coffee shop for a coffee, which costs 2.00 leva. A beer costs 2 leva, which is about a Euro. Starbucks, KFC, Subway, McDonald’s, and other international coffee and fast-food chains are present, and the cost of living in Bulgaria is 42.72 percent lower than in the United States.
8. Local Wine
Local wine and Rakia, a type of Bulgarian brandy. The climate allows for the cultivation of grapes for homemade wine preparation, as well as fruits, particularly plums and apricots for Rakia; many people have their small distillery at home; however, the government has recently attempted to reduce moonshine production, though it is unclear whether this is effective.
9. Educated Bulgarians
Most young educated Bulgarians speak English and are extremely helpful and pleasant to be around. Many educated Bulgarians work in the IT and outsourcing sector, which is thriving in the country. Bulgarians are also well-known for their IT skills. They command a high salary, which allows them to live comfortably in the city, especially if they work remotely for a company based in another country.
10. The good infrastructure of Bulgaria
Bulgaria has the world’s fastest internet speed, and you get excellent value for money. It is very inexpensive, extremely dependable, and widely available. One of the factors that contribute to the success of outsourcing. Mobile phone packages are inexpensive; for 25 leva, you get unlimited calls to all networks as well as 1 GB of internet.
Living in Bulgaria will be an exciting experience regardless of who you are or what you want out of life. Depending on whether you live in one of the cities or one of the smaller towns and villages, Bulgaria can give you lots of different experiences. When people describe villages in Bulgaria, they usually refer to “horse and cart” villages. If you are evaluating a rustic existence in Bulgaria, make sure you are prepared to live in that kind of environment; otherwise, you will not be alone; many expatriates choose those regions and enjoy the benefits of a simpler life; there are regions near Veliko Tarnovo, Dobrich, and Elhovo, to name a few, with relatively large expatriate communities.