Bulgaria: Useful Information

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Bulgaria Useful Information

Bulgaria is on Eastern European Time, GMT 2 hours

Voltage supply is 220v, 50 Hz, and round, two-pin plugs are used

Credit cards are not widely accepted, but their use is slowly increasing and they can be used in ATM machines

Internet access is available in internet cafes and in Bulgarian Telecommunications Centres (BTC) in the cities

Day-old foreign newspapers and magazines are sold at newsstands in Sofia and in the seaside resorts. Bulgarian English language publications include the Sofia Echo and Vagabond, a glossy lifestyle magazine

Bulgaria is a majority Eastern Orthodox Christian country, and there is a small, mostly ethnically Turkish Muslim population which forms just under 10% of the population

Homosexuality is legal in Bulgaria, but social attitudes remain very conservative. A small number of gay bars can be found in Sofia, and there are occasional events such as the Mr Gay Balkans competition

Tap water is normally safe to drink, but can have an unpleasant taste. Bottled water is cheap and widely available, and most towns have public drinking fountains

Public toilets are often poorly maintained. Those in shopping centres and restaurants will be of a higher standard