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egm
03-06-2004, 14:05
Has anyone hiked in the Rodopi mountains of Bulgaria? I'm trying to conjure up a fresh-air July experience. Would rather not go via expensive trip outfit as I believe my Russian means I don't need to pay for english-speaking guides etc.

Any advice on the place, how to get there, is it fun, cheap etc.

Thanks!

newjob
03-06-2004, 18:13
I have worked in Bulgaria quite a few times, and here are my opinions if they will help....!

- It's cheap . Eating & drinking out is very cheap, but the food quality is poor, even though well cooked.
- nice climate in summer
- nice Black Sea coastline. Swimming & sand are great. But the resorts are full of cheap stuff and holiday makers from the UK & Germany on very cheapo packages.
- the Bulgarians are very dull people
- the countryside is OK but a bit plain. Have crossed a couple of mountain ranges by car : they are ok but not special.
- Sofia is not very nice after dark
- Bulgarian wines are good.


Personally I only go there if I have to !!

Have fun anyway.