Sofia, BulgariaDISES International Round Table | June 25 - 30, 2017
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
Summer time: GMT + 3 hrs. (April through September)
220 Volts, 50 Hz
Bulgaria uses CEE 7/4 (German “Schuko”) power plugs and sockets.