European Union country in the Balkans

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What are the main bulgarian ski areas? [on hold]

I'm thinking about going skiing (well ski/snowboarding) on a budget. I'm considering Bulgaria as a low cost option but I need a starting point. We're a mixed a group (I snowboard a bit my girlfriend ...
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Changing from single entry to multiple entry visa

I have a visa for bulgharia single entry it would start tomorrow , I didn't use it yet , I want to go and stay a day in bucharest from sofia and come back to sofia , I think because of my visa songle ...
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Do I need a visa to visit Bulgaria?

I am a Moroccan living in Italy for several years and I hold an Italian permanent resident permit, next month I would love to go to visit Bulgaria, and also Turkey and Greece, with multiple ...
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Can I be in transit in Athens for 24 h without transit visa? [duplicate]

I am Egyptian and I just have Bulgarian visa. My flight will have transit in Athens for 20 h, will it be a problem to stay in the airport without Schengen visa?
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Do Schengen and Bulgarian authorities share visa applicant information?

I am applying for a visa for Bulgaria and there are 2 questions in the application about other visas: 26 - Schengen visas issued during the past three years? 27 - Fingerprints collected ...
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what options do i have to get from Thessaloniki, Greece to Sofia, Bulgaria [closed]

looking for ways (except renting a car) to travel from Thessaloniki, Greece to Sofia, Bulgaria
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Bank statement required for Bulgarian visa

hey I will apply for a Bulgarian visa on July 8th, but my bank statement is from November 17th to May 17th, is that maybe a problem for them ? Could that cause a refusal or will they just ask for a ...
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Bulgarian Visa Duration of Stay

I have a short stay Bulgarian visa (Type C) that is valid from July 27th, 2015 to August 17th, 2015. The duration of stay on the visa is 6 days. Will it be legal to arrive on July 27th, 2015 and ...
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Is there a way to check if the Balkan Mountains passes are open?

The Balkan Mountains passes in Bulgaria are sometimes closed due to heavy snowfall and icy conditions. Is there a website where I can check which of them are open?
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Languages in Bulgaria? [closed]

There is a realistic chance that I will be working in Sofia for a year or more soon. I care quite a lot about being able to communicate with local people wherever I am travelling, so I would like to ...
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Rent a Car in Constanta Airport with return in another country

Is there any means to rent a car in Constanta (RO) for one day and the return to be in another city, like Dobrich, BG or Varna BG? Is a private transport (taxi) a better alternative to go from ...
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Crossing by car from Bulgaria into Turkey and then into Georgia

We live in the UK. Next summer we're planning a long-ish (2 months long) trip to Georgia - family visit. Flying with three children (especially small) is doable, but not the best thing ever, plus ...
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Transit through Schengen area with Bulgarian visa?

I am Ukrainian and in early stages of planning trip to conference in Bulgaria later this year. Strangely there seems to be no direct flights from Kiev to Sofia. From quick search the most affordable ...
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Lesovo, Bulgaria to Hamzabeyli, Turkey with bike

It's hard to find online information about the border crossings between Bulgaria and Turkey in English. The border crossing between Kapitan Andreevo, Bulgaria and Kapıkule, Turkey is allegedly only ...
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Questions about personal interview for Dutch Schengen visa

I'd applied for a Schengen visa from the Dutch embassy. The travel itinerary that I submitted was as follows: Amsterdam - 3 days Antwerp - 1 day Bulgaria - 3 days Amsterdam - 1 day I have been ...
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Duration of Schengen visa while travelling to non Schengen areas which allow Schengen visa

I'm planning to travel to the Netherlands, Bulgaria and Turkey. I'll be in Netherlands for 4 days, Bulgaria for 4 and Turkey for 2. I'm applying for a Schengen visa for the Netherlands. Considering ...
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Traveling from Bulgaria to Turkey by bus, Visa on arrival?

Turkey grants visa on arrival for Schengen visa holders. I'm guessing this should be at all entry ports, including roads. Just wanted to confirm that if I'm travelling by bus with a valid Schengen ...
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Can I apply for a Schengen visa of the first port of entry or does it need to be the country of the longest duration?

I'm planning to travel to the Netherlands, Spain and Bulgaria. My longest stay will probably be in Bulgaria. Now, Bulgaria doesn't issue a Schengen visa but allows people with a Schengen visa to ...
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How can I go to Perperikon by public transport?

I would like to visit the ancient city of Perperikon in Bulgaria. It's no problem at all to go to Plovdiv or Kardzali, but are there any public transport from there to Perperikon? How much would cost ...
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Will a biathlon competition affect my ski vacation?

I've bought flight tickets to a ski vacation in Bansko, Bulgaria. Only later I've found out that on the same week the European biathlon championship will take place in exactly the same resort. Will ...
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Parking via SMS in Sofia, Bulgaria

In Sofia, Bulgaria there are two parking zones - blue and green, and for both of them is possible to pay via SMS. My problem is that I have no longer a Bulgarian SIM-card, and I wonder if it's ...
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Hot Springs around Bulgaria?

I'll be travelling through south-eastern Europe (former Yugoslavia, Albania, Bulgaria, Romania) in 2 months on motorbike. I've heard there are hot springs / spas in Bulgaria, and it might be nice to ...
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Turkey transit visa for a stateless person?

I am a stateless person but I am a resident of Uzbekistan. I am going to visit Bulgaria on the 16th of August this year. Unfortunately there is no direct flight to Bulgaria so I have to fly through ...
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Is it easier/cheaper for an Indonesian with UK residency to obtain a tourist visa for Bulgaria, Romania, or Schengen?

A friend of mine who is a citizen of Indonesia with UK residency (but not citizenship) would like to meet up with me somewhere with a cheap undeveloped beach. (I'll be hitchhiking from Georgia.) The ...
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Under which conditions should I buy an extra ticket for my luggage on public transport in Sofia?

Here in Sofia (Bulgaria) when using the tram/metro/bus you not only need to buy a ticket for yourself but also one for each piece of (large) luggage you carry with you. I read about this in a guide ...
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What's the address of this guesthouse in Bulgaria?

A few weeks ago travelling with friends in Bulgaria we stayed at a guesthouse of an older lady named Rosa who basically accosted us and climbed into our car when we arrived in the old town of Veliko ...
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Where is the museum of socialist art in Sofia, Bulgaria?

I stumbled across this article on a new socialist art museum in Sofia. It looks really interesting and since I'm in Sofia I'd like to visit. But the article only lists "in a Sofia suburb", Google ...
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What is the most interesting route from Sofia, Bulgaria to northern Albania?

I'm trying to decide which route to take from Sofia Bulgaria, where I am now, to northern Albania, but I don't really have much idea what specific points of interest are along the way. I could just ...
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In Bulgaria do fast food chains, convenience stores, or petrol stations typically accept credit cards for small purchases?

In some countries such as Japan it's almost unheard of for a fast food chain or convenience store to accept credit cards. In others like Australia all convenience stores will and some fast food ...
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Buses from Plovdiv, Bulgaria to Istanbul, Turkey

A guy in my hostel here in Plovdiv wants to take a bus to Istanbul but finding the info on the net is a bit tricky. This site seems to suggest at least two Turkish bus companies do the trip. One of ...
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What is the price of ferries between Bulgaria and Georgia?

A previous question about Romania and Georgia mentioned that there are ferry connections between Bulgaria and Georgia. Somebody I've met at my new hostel is interested in just a ferry so I dug up that ...
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Where in the Balkans is free camping permitted?

This question is a spinoff of the question about wild camping in Europe since none of the answers cover the area where I am now with my tent and sleeping bag (-: Do any of the following countries in ...
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How much should a taxi cost from the Romania border to the centre of Ruse, Bulgaria?

At the risk of being too localized, how much should I pay for a taxi from the Bulgarian side of the border crossing at Giurgiu, Romania / Ruse, Bulgaria into the centre of Ruse? I'm told it's about 5 ...
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Is it cheaper to mail a small package to Germany from Turkey, Bulgaria, or Romania? [closed]

I'm travelling from Turkey slowly to Romania via Bulgaria and I have a package that must be sent to Germany. Which country has the cheapest rates for a small package? Is there a tradeoff versus ...
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Is it cheaper and/or easier to buy a cheap tent and sleeping bag in Turkey or Bulgaria?

I'm currently in Istanbul but will soon head west to the Romania/Bulgaria border (hitchhiking) and intend to buy a cheap tent and sleeping bag on the way. I don't need a famous brand. Just something ...