• An "cheap" economy. We have already had the opportunity to talk about it in other posts on this blog: prices in Bulgaria are the lowest ever in the entire EU area, almost 50% less of the average. This is why many Italian retirees prefer to enjoy their retirement here: thanks to the halved cost of living, it is as if their social security check doubles in value every month compared to Italy.
  • A great SPA. Bulgaria is an open pit mine. I'll tell you more: it is the country of Continental Europe by far the richest in natural minerals dissolved mainly in water: in practice it is a large open-air SPA set between the sea and the Balkan mountains
  • Snowing in Bulgaria. Speaking of the Balkans and the mountains: do you know why Bulgaria is the favorite destination in this area for winter holidays? Because this is where the highest peaks are. One in particular, that of Mount Musala with its 3000 meters of height is by far the highest in the entire Balkan area.

  • Other than Greek yogurt. With all due respect to the Hellenic neighbors, there is no shadow of a doubt in saying that the best yogurt in the world is not the Greek one as is often mistakenly said, but the Bulgarian one. That's right already. In fact, if we remove marketing out of the way, we discover that only in this land is a special yogurt produced that finds its uniqueness in a particular bacterium, lactobacillus bulgaricus, which, as the name implies, can only be found in the dairy products of these parts and gives yogurt a unique taste of its kind.

  • Bulgaria and roses. You may have read somewhere that Bulgaria is by far one of the largest producers of roses in the world; there is in fact what is called the "rose valley". But what you may not know is that Bulgaria produces more than 2/3 of all rose oil in the world, an ointment used in the production of perfumes, soaps and cleansers for hair and body.
  • La Bulgaria e le rose. Forse vi sarà capitato di leggere da qualche parte che, a livello mondiale, la Bulgaria è in assoluto tra i maggiori produttori di rose in assoluto; c’è infatti quella che viene chiamata la “rose valley”. Ma quello che forse non sapete è che la Bulgaria produce più dei 2/3 di tutto l’olio di rosa al mondo, un unguento utilizzato nella produzione di profumi, saponi e detergenti per capelli e corpo.

  • Whoever finds Bulgaria finds a treasure. How many times have you heard of pirates and hidden treasures. Well, we can tell you that the first great treasure in gold jewelry in history was found in Bulgaria for 7,000 years. The discovery was made in the Necropolis of Varna and refers to a treasure hidden here in 5000 BC.
  • Who Invented Computers? Americans? Russians? You are off track. The first electronic computer in history was invented by John Atanasoff of Bulgarian origin. This, perhaps, explains why this nation is still home to top-notch engineers today.
  • Tax burden. We have already talked about it in other posts, but we repeat it. To date, Bulgaria is the EU state with the lowest tax burden ever. The equivalent of the Italian personal income tax in Bulgaria is with a fixed rate of 10% for both individuals and legal entities, even for the highest incomes.
  • Yes or no? We conclude our overview with what is really a curiosity that few know. If, in Bulgaria, someone answers your question by shaking their heads left and right, know that they are saying yes. Then reprogram your conversation standards.
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