So, with my new vision out of the way, let’s get on with the news.
The summer season in Bulgaria starts in a few weeks. A lot of my summer will be spent on the Black Sea Coast in Sunny Beach and Nessibar. I tend to be an early riser and always start my day with a strong coffee or two. The working day in Bulgaria seems to be shorter than we have in England - Bulgarians often don't start work until 10am and in Sunny Beach many places are shut until midday. I have often finished my working day when everyone else is getting up - welcome to Bulgaria! If I am not viewing with clients, I catch up with paperwork and emails, then its off to the beach for some sun and a cold beer. I know this sounds idyllic but often the day is long with little sleep. It can also be very stressful, and having a 3000 mile round trip getting to work to sort out a problem can be a nightmare!
Anyway, there is some good news for existing clients - Bulgaria is set to switch fully to the euro very soon. The market will become open and banks will expand by opening new branches around the country. Property prices are likely to see a dramatic rise - 2010 really could be the ideal time to invest for those new to buying property in BG - Bulgaria is very well prepared because of the currency board and the fixed EUR/BGN exchange rate. This means that although property prices should go up, the cost of food and other necessities are likely to remain low compared to prices in the UK.
My next post will be from either Bulgaria or Pridnestrovie