Scams? Gypsies? Poor people looking to rob you? I just want to do something different.
Is it a bad idea?
Being an idiot is one thing, being stuck in a poor country where anyone is poor, even police, can really get you in a bad spot. I've had some bad situations in Mexican cities, dealing with corrupt police and thieves in general.
>Is Bulgaria too risky to tour for Westerners?
by taxi drivers. not so much anyone else
in their own ghettos. even if you meant them outside, they're not dangerous
>Poor people looking to rob you?
not unless you own a property.
might wanna keep an eye on your bags and money tho. drunk anglos have been known to have their stuff stolen
> I just want to do something different.
don't know what you mean
>Is it a bad idea?
we have beaches for the summer, and ski resorts for the winter. the rest of the time we have discos and old forts, museums, etc.
avoid fights. don't bring a knife / weapon. even if someone beats you up for being a faggot / american, they're not going to kill you
Two points my dear inbred friend.
1. A westerner is a person from the western world, the western world is Europe, Bulgaria is in Europe, therefore Bulgarians are westerners. Easterners would refer to Asians.
2. Bulgaria is one of the safest countries on Earth, and certainly among the most safest in Europe. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Global_Peace_Index Safer than Italy, UK and France.
I don't believe Americans are THIS dumb and hateful. This guy is clearly trolling, he must be a British immigrant, i pissed off couple of Britbongs earlier today, i guess he must be trying to take a revenge.
He's not American. He's a Britbong immigrant in America. I pissed him off earlier today and he's taking the piss now.
A westerner is not a person from western europe, but a person from Europe. In General, you can't generalize entire regions in terms of safety, countries are individual. Bulgaria is the safest place in our region, and in Europe in general.
>Bulgaria is the safest place in our region, and in Europe in general.
>and in Europe in general
> he must be a British immigrant
Don't rag on us all, I'm a Brit.
I will admit that the Brit posters on this board are the biggest faggot arse Corbyn voting pussies. Thank god I don't post under the union flag.
Uh, not sure what lit the flame under all your asses here, wasn't trying to be rude. And I'm American. Not some Brit proxy or whatever your theory is.
Just looking for honest answers. I guess you guys get harassed a lot? Bulgars? You guys get trolled often on here? What's the problem?
>Bulgaria is the safest place in our region, and in Europe in general
But yes, balkan countries have less crime than western on average because no immigrants + demographics going shit,
Facts speak for themselves.
I know there are some of you who are nice to talk to. Im generalizing, not talking about every single one.
hahaha proxy off Philip. Those dishes aren't gonna clean themselves! Who gave you work visa anyway?
what about the northern and southern ones? Bulgaria is actually very culturally diverse, check our demographics. It's called culturally literacy which is strictly taught in every school in the country.
global peace index?
are you retarded?
look at homicide rate, excluding russian scums you are actually one of the leaste safe country in europe
still much better than US tho
>do you think it would've been the most popular summer destination in Europe? Think!
I don't disbelieve you and I'm sure it's lovely but I've never heard of Bulgaria being a go-to destination for a holiday break. What nationality make up the bulk of your tourists do you reckon?
What we have here is a simple misunderstanding.
Corruption is Mexico is at endemic levels. Scores of Americans report horror stories of Mexican police demanding money or they don't help you, even if you're a victim of crime.
You can't simply "be smart" with these people. That's the point that American is trying to make.
The problem is that he doesn't seem to understand that Bulgaria isn't corrupted and shitty like Mexico where the cartel decide the lives of it's people.
But you have to see his point; being a smart tourist in Bulgaria might just be putting your wallet in your front pocket.
Being a smart tourist in Mexico means not going.
and turks, and armenians, and middle easterners and asians and others. Gypsies are ethnic indians.
That map doesn't prove anything.
1 - http://www.numbeo.com/crime/rankings_by_country.jsp?title=2015-mid®ion=150
It probably includes road safety, which is terrible here. Its not about violent crimes.
> is at endemic levels
Kek, for something to be "endemic" it doesn't have to be on any kind of level, it only has to be restricted to a certain area or species. Learn the words before you use them like a twat.
All of them. Driving anywhere on a major road during the summer, you will see 90% of all cars are foreign registration. It's mostly Holland, Germany, Britain, Denmark, Greece etc.
How do you know he's mexican? Im pretty sure he's a britbong immigrant. Also, this stereotype that you need to be careful when visiting bulgaria needs to be eradicated by simply SEEING THE FUCKING DATA. You need to be 10 times more careful when visiting England or other countries tahn Bulgaria. Jesus Christ stupidity and ignorance are fucking disease.
I wanna visit Bulgaria some day. Is Sofia a good place to visit? Is there cool stuff to do there?
not from there. but too many cars, some places look run down. there's discos, shops, museums, churches, etc.
imo go to rila / pirin (around devin). i like the nature and it will be cheap for you
Bulgaria is like any other post gommie country, which is really like any country.
Just don't go asking around for drugs, don't start trouble, and don't do anything illegal and you'll be fine.
Just beware of the taxi drivers. Rates are 0.45 eurocent per km in Sofia, rest is more expensive. If you aren't going to gypsy ghettos there is 0 risk from them. Bulgaria has 12 million tourists a year, it's not like you are an alien here, relax.
Not unless you're really stupid.
Not unless you walk into their ghettos (so same as above)
>Poor people looking to rob you.
The poorest of the poor here are pensioners. Unless you think an 80 year old woman can overpower you and steal your phone, you should be okay.
>Is it a bad idea?
Yes, but not because it's dangerous. There just isn't much to do in this country, unless you're an alcohol tourist.