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1. Posted by flyingbob (Inactive 842 posts) 6y

flyingbob has indicated that this thread is about Bulgaria

Budget airline Ryanair have finally opened up their route from the UK to Bulgaria.
Flights start the first week in November from London Stansted to Plovdiv.
It'll be a hopeless route during the summer, but is good for a transfer to the ski resorts.
Let's hope it's successful and they extend their flights to the coast next summer.

2. Posted by fabyomama (Respected Member 560 posts) 6y

Plovdiv? Could've sworn that was a floor-lamp from Ikea. My mistake.

3. Posted by bex76 (Moderator 3719 posts) 6y

Quoting fabyomama

Plovdiv? Could've sworn that was a floor-lamp from Ikea. My mistake.

Haha

I don't hear of many people going to Bulgaria but I read the other day that it's one of Europe's best kept secrets. Perhaps this could be the start of something for Bulgarian tourism.

4. Posted by fabyomama (Respected Member 560 posts) 6y

I've heard people talk about going, but still end up choosing Greece or Turkey.
Looks a decent place though - and as you suggested, a bit of a secret to most.

edit: 200 miles to the coast. Just a short hop for hardened Ryanair travellers. ;)

[ Edit: Edited on 06-Aug-2010, at 17:04 by fabyomama ]

5. Posted by flyingbob (Inactive 842 posts) 6y

[quote=bex76]

I don't hear of many people going to Bulgaria but I read the other day that it's one of Europe's best kept secrets. Perhaps this could be the start of something for Bulgarian tourism.

You need to read a little more. Per head of population of visitors, it is the most visited country in Eastern Europe - also the cheapest.

[ Edit: Edited on 07-Aug-2010, at 04:21 by flyingbob ]

6. Posted by Seany (Respected Member 268 posts) 6y

Thats super news! And Stanstead is just £25 taxi away for me

Any idea on the kind of prices we are expecting to pay? I've always considered trying to buy a holiday home in Bulgaria, a nice little place near the sea...

7. Posted by flyingbob (Inactive 842 posts) 6y

[quote=Seany]Thats super news! And Stanstead is just £25 taxi away for me

Any idea on the kind of prices we are expecting to pay? I've always considered trying to buy a holiday home in Bulgaria, a nice little place near the sea...

All the details and prices are on their website.
I can't see the point of Plovdiv - except for skiiers. As a summer destination, it's like people wanting a beach holiday in Canada and getting a flight to Winnipeg ! !
From Plovdiv to the coast (either east towards the Black Sea, or south to Northern Greece), is hours away.

[ Edit: Edited on 07-Aug-2010, at 11:25 by flyingbob ]

8. Posted by coldwarspy (Travel Guru 1108 posts) 6y

yeah im looking forward to the country being filled with stag parties and hen parties. great.

9. Posted by flyingbob (Inactive 842 posts) 6y

I don't think there's any need to panic.
Opening up the skies from Stansted to Plovdiv is hardly gonna saturate the country with winos.

10. Posted by coldwarspy (Travel Guru 1108 posts) 6y

yeah i have lived there. it kinda already is.