Tag: British expats+Bulgaria

4th July 2014 Sofia, Bulgaria

Our Bulgarian Life

by Mel Barber Mel Barber fell in love with Bulgaria, the Bulgarian people and the Bulgarian way of life almost straight after coming to the country. After spending only a month in their recently-bought holiday house in Bulgaria, Mel and her boyfriend decided to move to the country permanently. Today, five years later, they enjoy life in the […]

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16th May 2014 Sofia, Bulgaria

Strange Old World

by Lynn Bailie Lynn Bailie originates from Sunderland in the North East of England. She lives with her husband and son in a village near Burgas. Five years after buying a house in Bulgaria they moved to Bulgaria permanently.   “That’s the way people do things here. Everyone who gave up their time to help were […]

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13th May 2014 Sofia, Bulgaria

Living in the Boyana Compound in the Early 90’s

by David Stokes David Stokes was Director of British Council Bulgaria from 1991 to 1997. He was the first British diplomat to stay in a Bulgarian family whilst learning the language. David was also asked by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to “run the British Council as if it was in Western Europe’”. David and his wife Pepy […]

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27th April 2014 Sofia, Bulgaria


by Kris P Baykon Kris P Baykon is an ex-serviceman from the UK, who tried the 9-5 life for a few years and didn’t really like it. As a consequence he and his wife now live in rural Bulgaria. Kris runs a blog about his Bulgarian life.  “The good news is that this village does feel like […]

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24th April 2014 Sofia, Bulgaria

Between Two Cultures

by David Mossop David Mossop first came to Bulgaria in the distant 1987 to work as a teacher at British Council Bulgaria. He had previously studied Russian and wanted to learn one more Slavic language. Little did he know then that his entire life was to become ineluctably connected with Bulgaria, its language and culture. […]

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2nd April 2014 Sofia, Bulgaria

Bulgaria by Choice

by Tim Buisseret Tim Buisseret has had a few encounters with Bulgaria – as a child, student and an adult. In 2000, together with his Bulgarian wife Mira, he permanently moved to Sofia. Today, 14 years later, if asked what Bulgaria is for him, he simply answers: “home”. Tim is now Head of the Commercial Section at the […]

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26th March 2014 Sofia, Bulgaria

Charlene’s Dance School

by Charlene Bradford Charlene Bradford moved to Bulgaria eight years ago and settled down in a village close to Karlovo, together with her Bulgarian partner. She fell in love with the country and its people from the very beginning. A few years later when her efforts to find a dancing group for her daughter Gabbi ended without success, […]

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7th March 2014 Sofia, Bulgaria

My Bulgarian Town

by John Mitchell John Mitchell is a British person who has been living in a small town in the Sliven region for a few years; he speaks Bulgarian and feels fully integrated in the community. Together with local friends, he regularly visits the town’s café, which quite naturally turns into a generator of many colourful, quirky […]

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