Sofia, Bulgaria

DISES International Round Table | June 25 - 30, 2017
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Sofia 2017 DISES 
Roundtable

June 25th-30th, 2017

Including All Children in a Changing World


OTHER PRACTICAL DETAILS

Passports & Visas

  • Only valid passports are required from all the EC countries.
  • US Citizens can also visit Bulgaria for up to 90 days with a only a valid US Passport.
  • Other delegates from countries where visa is normally required for entry to Bulgaria are reminded that they will need to obtain one from the appropriate Bulgarian Embassy/Consul. Please check at the nearest Bulgarian Embassy all the documents required for your country or visit: http://www.mfa.bg/en/pages/109/index.html

 

Monetary system

The national currency is the Bulgarian Lev (BGN). Bank notes of the following denominations are in circulation: 5, 10, 20, 50, 100 BGN and also coins of 1 and 2 BGN. 1 Euro = 1,95583 BGN.

 

Shopping

Items made of leather and fur are very popular on the local markets. Here you can find clothing by local manufacturers, and by famous Italian firms.

Items made of silver, as well as traditional clothes and handmade tableware are the most popular souvenirs that travelers get in the memory of trip. If various handicrafts and souvenirs are best to buy in a market, jewelry should be purchased in specialized shops only.

Most shops open at 9:00 and accept visitors till 19:00. Large shopping centers may work until 21:00, while supermarkets and food stores often work around the clock.

 

Tipping 

When a gratuity is not included in your bill, which is usually the case, 10% is customary. If service is outstanding, you could go as high as 15%. With taxi drivers, you usually just round up the sum if you have been happy with the ride or for the sake of convenience.

 

Climate

Bulgaria has moderate climate with mild spring and autumn, hot summers and cold snowy winters. The weather at the end of June is generally warm and sunny. Daily temperatures range from 25 to 30o C. There are usually 9 hours of bright sunshine each day although you may expect some thunder-storms and showers in the afternoon. Umbrellas and raincoats are recommended.

 

Time Zone

Summer time: GMT + 3 hrs. (April through September)

 

Electricity       

220 Volts, 50 Hz

Bulgaria uses CEE 7/4 (German “Schuko”) power plugs and sockets.