Do I need a visa to come to Bulgaria?
Citizens of all European countries, US, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and some other countries can stay up to 30 days (some more) in Bulgaria without visa. The rest should obtain a touristic visa (around 30 euro) from the closest Bulgarian embassy.
Is it safe there?
Yes. Bulgaria is a geopoliticaly stable, with good relations with the neighboring countries and world forces. After the breakdown of socialism in Eastern Europe and the big change to market economy the country is developing toward becoming a full member of European Union and NATO. Despite some bulgarians are virusing some western systems (car thief, prostitution, money faking) the crime rate in Bulgaria is low and normal safety precautions (like not leaving unsupervised expensive cars) will make your staying trouble free.
What are the people like?
Hot blooded and emotional. Normal and different. In big cities you will find many stressed and hard working people while outside the Matrix you can enjoy contacts with friendly and welcoming people.
What is the food and drinks like in Bulgaria?
Tasty and natural! The founders of Bulgarian state hit bingo because except the variety of landscapes Bulgaria enjoys very fertile climate and soil: corn, grain, rice, bean, potatoes, grape, tomatoes, peppers, melons, cherries, rose berries, strawberries, blueberries, apples, pears, plums, figs, peaches, apricots, walnuts, peanuts and many other full with flavor vegetables and fruits.
Is it expensive in Bulgaria?
Visitors from Western Europe and America find prices in Bulgaria 2-3 times cheaper. For example a beer is about 0.5 - 1 €, a bottle of excellent red wine is 3 - 4 €, a dinner in good restaurant is 8 - 10 € a person. Craft souvenirs, textile, shoes etc. are also good purchase but be careful not to mix them with the cheaper and low quality turkish immitations.